FOR STUDENTS

 

Accommodation

 

The University has two dormitories in Kayseri (one for males the other for females) each with a capacity to house 1500 students. The rooms vary from two to six beds. Central heating and hot water are available. Lunch and dinner are served. Barbers/hairdressers, internet café, laundry facilities, dry cleaning services and study halls are the additional conveniences that are provided. Private dormitories, student hostels, or flats in Talas or in the city center are among the other accommodation alternatives. No matter where the student stays, he/she can easily commute to and from the campus by means of public transportation.

Financial Support

The students who are genuinely in need of financial support and who have not failed in any of the courses they have taken thus far qualify for scholarships. The Credit and Dormitories Institution, the Turkish Education Foundation, Erciyes University Foundation, Feyzioglu Foundation, the Ministry of Education are the major institutions that grant the scholarships. Providing on-campus employment opportunities is the other widely practiced means of financial support in the university.  15 of our students are currently employed on a part time basis in the computer laboratories, the library and the bookstore.

Insurance

Insuring all of the students against minor accidents has been put into practice as of 2004-2005 academic year. Insurance that covers the costs of therapy, prolonged injury and death is provided at a very small cost to the students.

Internship

In order to complement his/her theoretical knowledge with practical training, the student is obligated to complete an internship program in a firm operating in the service or manufacturing sector.  Practical training has to be completed within a period no less than a month in the summer preceding the student’s senior year. Upon the completion of the internship, the student must submit the relevant documents to his/her supervisor. The students are obliged to prepare an internship report in which they are expected to interpret and evaluate the knowledge and experience they have gained. At the end of the practical training period, internship evaluation document is confidentially filled and signed by the firm which has employed the student.

Meals

A dining hall with a capacity of 2500 students is available on the main university campus in Kayseri. The menu is prepared by dietitians and is served throughout the academic year between the hours 11.00-13.00. The meals are nutritious, warm and palatable. Half of the total cost of the meals is covered by the Students Social Service Fund. There are also faculty canteens, restaurants and pastry shops where students are regularly served tea, coffee, soft drinks and various dishes prepared under hygienic and healthy conditions.

Medical Facilities

Students who apply to Medico-Social Health Centre are given medical treatment for a small charge. If the need be, they are transferred to Gevher Nesibe Hospital of the university.

The students with dental problems are treated in the dental unit of the Medico-Social Health Centre. Tooth pulling, cavity filling, and canal treatment are among the services provided by the center. Various medical tests are also done at the Medico-Social Laboratory. Psychological counseling and guidance is also provided for the students by the Medico-Social Unit.

Social Activities

It is among the highest ranking priorities of the university to bolster social and cultural events. Cultural activities such as Turkish classical music, Turkish folk music, and symphonic music recitals and drama performances are carried out all through the academic year. The spring festival which brings together a variety of lively events has already become a well-established tradition.

During the festival, students have the chance to attend concerts given by Turkey’s prominent singers, to take part in conferences, panels, and to visit the booths displayed by the student organizations and by the local as well as nationwide companies.  

Throughout the annually organized interuniversity theatre festival, theatre groups from various universities and the leading theatre companies visit our university and perform their plays. The duration of these two festivals is one week and they are both open to the community in Kayseri.

As for our faculty, several plays have been performed a large number of times by the Drama Club both in Kayseri and in other cities of Turkey. The club has been presented with numerous awards in festivals it participated in.  Detailed information concerning these performances is available on our website. 

Sport Facilities

Students may benefit from indoor and outdoor sports facilities on the campus. The Süleyman Demirel Sports Hall is conducive to playing basketball, volleyball, badminton and handball. Students have access to the 80th year Atatürk Indoor Football Complex. There are also four outdoor tennis courts, four outdoor basketball courts, two indoor volleyball courts and four outdoor mini football fields. The semi-olympic sized swimming pool complex in the campus and the Skiing Center on Mount Erciyes, approximately 25 km south of Kayseri, are as well worthy of mention.

Sports festivals are organized every year under the title of the Rector’s Cup. The teams of the faculties also participate in the university games in all fields of sports organized nationwide. Basketball and volleyball teams representing the University compete in the official Turkish leagues.  

Student Affairs Office

The data concerning student grades and other personal information are stored and processed by the central Student Affairs Office. The staff in the faculty feeds in the exam grades to the centralized system. The office in the faculty provides several documents, such as, certificates of graduation, transcripts, student ID’s etc., upon student request.

Student Clubs

No student association in the university. However, there are quite a large number of clubs serving the academic, sportive, cultural leisure pursuits of the students. Just to mention a few: Fine Arts Club, Architecture Club, Astronomy Club, AEGEE, Scientific Research Club, Skiing Club, Korean Culture Club, Ceramic Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Music Club, Chess and Bridge Club, etc.

Study Facilities

The courses are lectured in 28 classrooms that range from 80 to 220 students in capacity. One of the classrooms is equipped with audio-visual systems. A medium sized conference hall with a system for simultaneous translation is also available for the faculty as well as the other units of the university. In the four computer laboratories with the Internet access for 200 computers, the courses are carried out on a one-computer-one-student basis. A continually enriched library, currently with about 7000 books, 3000 periodicals and on-line catalog service, is available for student and faculty use. The library itself and the reading room on the ground floor serve the students as a calm and comfortable studying environment.