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Can I Change from a Short-term to a Student Residence Permit?

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once your permit extension is rejected you have 10 days to leave the country or apply for a different permit , for exemple from tourism to property owner ... i don't know if the same is possible from tourism to student

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Just updating the information here for anyone reading this later. As Redders said, you can't just switch to a student residence permit. The only way you could possibly go from having a short-term residence permit to having a student residence permit would be to leave Turkey, get accepted by an accredited school or university, then return to Turkey on a student visa which would mostly be arranged by the school you'll be attending. Only after being accepted by a school or university, then entering Turkey with a student visa could you get a student residence permit.

I just found this information to be incorrect. See below.

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I just learned that some of the information above is incorrect.

Yesterday I was reading the Sabancı University website. On its international student affairs page, it said that if you're already in Turkey, you can transfer from a short-term residence permit to a student residence permit.

Just to make sure, I called the DGMM helpline at 157. The immigration specialist I spoke to said the same thing. If you're already in Turkey with a residence permit, and  you've been accepted by a university or other school, and you have the acceptance letter, you can transfer from whatever type of residence permit you have to a student residence permit.

I asked if this was mandatory, and if I could attend courses at a university to get a diploma with a short-term residence permit instead of transferring to a student residence permit.

He said it depends  on what the university wants. If the university allows you to take courses with a short-term residence permit, then there's no need to transfer to a student residence permit.

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