Academic or administrative staff, willing to visit Kocaeli University, is kindly required to get in touch with the Erasmus departmental coordinator of the relavant academic or administrative department/unit for settling the teaching/training programme.
The invitation letter will be sent to the staff upon when the staff directs the signed and stamped work plan along with the staff information form to the International Relations Unit via email.
Kocaeli University is under no responsibilty to subsidize accommodation for the incoming staff; however, we can direct you to the guesthouse in affiliation with the university or to the number of private hotels in the district of city center. You can find below the contact details of some hotels which are suitable and safe as well as close to our campus, city center or Izmit Bus Terminal:
Baltürk Hotel Phone: +90(262) 311 23 11 Website: http://www.balturkotel.com/balturkhotel-izmit-kocaeli/?lang=english
Imperial Park Hotel Phone: +90 (262) 300 30 30 Website: http://www.hotelimperialpark.com
Kocaeli University Anıtpark Guesthouse Phone: +90 (262) 325 62 97 Website: http://otel.kocaeli.edu.tr/konukevi.html
Ramada Plaza Hotel Phone: +90 (262) 310 11 11 Website: http://ramadaplazaizmit.com/en/
Teona Hotel Phone: +90 (262) 325 95 95 Website: http://teonaotel.com/english/index.html
Wes Hotel Phone: +90 (262) 321 47 47 Website: http://www.weshotel.com/?lang=EN
To Turkey: There are two international airports in Istanbul [Istanbul is 111 km (nearly 1 hour away from Kocaeli) ]:
1- Ataturk International Airport: Atatürk International Airport is located at Yesilkoy district on the European side of Istanbul. In order to get to Kocaeli from Atatürk Airport, you can take the subway inside Atatürk Airport to “Esenler” Coach Terminal (ca. 20 minutes). At Esenler CoachTerminal, there are many bus companies shuttling from Istanbul to Kocaeli and vice versa. There, you can take one of the buses to İzmit Bus Terminal (Izmit is the central town of the province of Kocaeli). (Pay more attention to pick one of these two bus agencies: EFE TUR or METRO TURİZM)
2- Sabiha Gokçen Airport: Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. From Sabiha Gökçen Airport you can take shuttle buses to İzmit Bus Terminal.
To Umuttepe Campus: You can take a taxi from the İzmit Bus Terminal to Umuttepe Campus. The distance is around 15 km. It costs around 30 Turkish Liras (ca. 10 Euros).
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