Instructions Guide for Student Public Transportation Card (ISTANBULKART)

Istanbulkart offers students discounted transportation fares for each ride across all modes of transit in Istanbul, except for “Dolmuş” which accepts cash only.

Visit one of the application centers and inform the personnel that you want to obtain a student fare Istanbulkart by simply saying “Istanbulkart” or hand this text: “Öğrenci indirimli İstanbulkart almak istiyorum”. The personnel will receive your application along with the required documents and inform you when you can collect your card. The closest application center to the university is the Karaköy İETT Office next to the Tram Line.

Required documents:


  1. Passport/Residence Permit card.
  2. 1 photograph. 
  3. Your original Haliç student ID card/Student Certificate (in Turkish)
  4. 10 ₺ (subject to change). You can pay the Istanbulkart fee in cash or by credit card on your visit to the Application Center.