Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Bolu - Abant LC
Dermatology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Radiology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Pathology, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
July, August
Lunch at the university cafeteria
Student Dormitory
Incoming student(s) must be vaccinated against COVID-19
Elif Karabay
Bolu is a city in the north of Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Bolu is on the old highway from Istanbul to Ankara, which climbs over Mount Bolu, while the new motorway passes through Mount Bolu Tunnel below the town. For further information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolu 

Abant Izzet Baysal University, one of the notewhorthy univesities in our country, located in an area surrounded by natural beauties between two metropolis Istanbul and Ankara, was founded on 3 July 1992. The university, which has been developing rapidly since its foundation, has campuses in the city centre and three districts of Bolu (Gerede, Mengen, Mudurnu). The main campus of the university, namely Izzet Baysal Campus, is located in Golkoy, which is 8 km from the city center and surrounded by a unique natural beauty.

The university comprises 17 faculties, 1 institutes, 1 schools, 8 vocational schools and 15 research centers. 1.509 faculty members and 757 administrative staff in the university are proud to provide a quality and modern educational setting for about 30.582 students. Website: http://www.ibu.edu.tr/en 

Our research hospitals are located side by side with the Faculty of Medicine. The distance between central campus and the city center 12 km and takes 25 minutes by bus.The faculty has 935 students and 349 faculty members. Website: https://izzetbaysaleah.saglik.gov.tr/?_Dil=2 Phone:+90 374 254 1000 E-mail [email protected] Address: Golkoy Yerleskesi 14280 Bolu


Laboratories belonging to the Basic Medical Sciences are available. Medical Genetics and Biochemistry

teachers have conducted several research projects.

Lunch will be provided at the university cafeteria.
You can buy breakfast and dinner at the dormitory cafeteria.

We recommend these places for meals at the weekend: Kubbealti restaurant, Oklava restaurant, Deniz restaurant, Numune patisserie (all in the city center)

There about 10 different dormitories in Bolu. All of them are gender specific. One for male and one for female students stay open for the summer months. You can see all of them here: https://www.kykyurtlar.com/bolu-kyk-yurtlari/
You will be informed on which one you will be staying at in the welcome mail.

      A few Rules of Dormitory:

  1. Quiet hours (meaning no disruptive music, large groups in common areas or dorm rooms, loud voices, etc.) begin at 11:00 pm
  2. Comply with fire safety rules. There is no smoking anywhere inside the dorm - if you see other students ignoring this rule, Don’t you do same as him/her.
  3. Any damage caused by you to university property will be paid for by you. This includes damage to the furniture, linen, lamps, heaters, or anything else in your room that is not your property, as well as to items in the common areas.
  4. The cleanliness of your room is your own responsibility. These are facilities shared between college students and, as such, may be dirty even upon your arrival. If you find their condition unacceptable, it is, unfortunately, your own responsibility to clean them and/or to arrange with the students sharing the facilities to help clean them.
  5. You can have visitors, but you must ask for a pass for your guest in advance. The guest must leave the dorm by 11 pm.
  6. No pets inside the building at any time
  7. You can’t come to dormitory drunk and you can’t drink alcohol inside of dormitory.
  8. Don't move furniture between rooms.
  9. Above all, remember always to be respectful, kind and considerate with your blockmates. Requests for quiet or cleaning are not personal attacks, but simply requests

From Istanbul Ataturk Airport: You should use the subway to arrive coachstation; “ from airport to otogar” Then, you have to get on bus to go to Bolu. The names of companies are Kamil Koc and Metro Tourism and Efe Tur.

From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport: When you arrive to Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport; You should get on taxi from airport to the kurtkoy metro tourism’s office. The price of taxi will be equal to 30-40 Turkish Liras. Then, you can buy ticket from the Kurtkoy Metro Tourism’s Office to go to bolu via metro tourism.

From Bolu Bus Station to Campus: There are two options to go to the campus of Abant Izzet Baysal University: 1. You can get on taxi from bus station which is about 35-40 Turkish Liras. 2. You can get on the local services of your bus company from bus station for free.

Ps: Your bus ticket is 100-120 Turkish Liras from Istanbul to Bolu.


Abant Izzet Baysal University campuses offer a wide range of social and cultural opportunities. Blue Hall with a capacity of 514 people and Pink Hall with a capacity of 208 people in Izzet Baysal Culture Center, and hall with a capacity of 350 people in Morphology Building of Izzet Baysal Faculty of Medicine host activities such as symposium, panels, conferences, theatre and movie shows. Ballet and Folk Dances Hall also host many activities. In the Culture Center, frequently used by more than forty student clubs in university, is there a museum exhibiting works reflecting some parts of Izzet Baysal’s life.There are two basketball fields next to the social activity centre. The base of the fields are covered with reinforced concrete and surrounded with a fence made of plastic.Next to the boys’ dormitory building are two basketball fields. The base of the fields are covered with reinforced concrete and surrounded with a fence made of plastic.Two tennis courts covered with reinforced concrete with polyurethane paint on. A synthetic football field, surrounded by a Tartan track with 4 running lanes.

Various activities are organized for the incoming, especially if you love nature you will enjoy twining program also you can join the national tour at weekend.


Abant Lake






See more: https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/bolu/gezilecekyer

You'll want fast, flexible and secure access to your finances and to be able to transfer money between your new country and your home country. Be careful with your luggage. Best wishes :)