Covid-19 Esnasında Eğitim

This page is designed by our International Office Team with some advice and guidelines.

Here you will find more information about the university's response, tips and tools for studies during the Corona pandemic. 

Before we start, always remember     wink

If possible, Stay Home. Education in Tarsus University will continue remotely until a further notice.
  • You can order your groceries to your home via many apps. 
  • Avoid crowds, if you need to travel, try more isolated options such as a bike or any personal vehicle. 
  • If you need to travel with public transportation, try not to do during peek times. Stay at least 2 meters from anyone. 
  • Turkish authorities request you wear masks at all times outside your house, otherwise you will get a ticket. (Yes, in your car, too) 
  • If you are unwell, check your syptoms. You can get tested for Covid-19 for free of charge and the result will be active in 8 hours. 
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizers frequently,  this is also a social courtesy in Turkish culture.
  •  You are not allowed to smoke in public, you need to follow the guidelines of Turkish Authorities for smoking allowed spots. 
  • Always check the news and new guidelines announced by the authorities. Turkey right now has curfews at every night till 5 am in the morning. 


One more important thing: HES 

You need to download the app 'Hayat Eve Sığar' (HES) and you need to show the QR code on the App in order to enter coffee shops, schools, shopping malls, and alll other public areas. When you have a contact with a Covid- positive person, your code will inform and then you need to keep yourself isolated at home.  
  • Each HES code is valid only for a certain period or without time limit. Check your HES time period.
  • In order to get HES code without using the App;
  1. Write HES and National ID Number, last four digits of National ID serial code and days of sharing (number of days), respectively and with spaces between asked information) and send SMS to 2023,
  2. Persons who have Turkish Republic Blue Card ID or whose Turkish Republic identification number starts with 97, 98, 99: Type HES, your Turkish Republic identification number, year of birth, and sharing time (in days). Leave a space between each item. Send an SMS to 2023.
  3. Persons who do not have a Turkish Republic or foreign identification number starting with 97, 98, 99: Type HES, your nationality, passport serial number, year of birth, and last name. Leave a space between each item. Send an SMS to 2023.

If you have syptoms
Stay home! Do not contact anyone in household. You can call 211 for help. 

List of the health facilities for Covid-19 testing
Online study tools

Tools for studying During Covid-19 
  • Google Classroom ve Google Hangouts Meet
Tarsus University has integrated the remote and online classes via Google Meet.

To learn about how to join the classes and Google Meet, click here

    Considering that the students of the Faculty of Technology, Automotive Engineering Department and Energy Systems Engineering Department of our University, applying the 7 + 1 education model, spend the first 6 weeks of the "Workplace Training" course in the workplace (with the gains of applied education in the business, while working in the business), the remaining 8 weeks can be remotely. With the teaching method, it was decided to complete the course, homework, project, application file and similar activities and on 13.04.2020, "Google Classroom and Google Hangouts Meet" are given in the form of right synchronous and asynchronous in these courses.
In asynchronous lectures, the instructors upload the document (PPT, PDF, DOC, etc.) related to the subject of the week to the Google Classroom system according to the Lesson Monitoring Form (Syllabus). If there is a source, the student is directed here.

Tips for home study - take breaks and be social online

Plan your day Being structured and following your normal study/work time might help you stay focused on your goals. Keep your routines going, now you have saved times from 'commuting' and can make use of it.  You can create an efficient work area at home. 
Take a walk 
Move as much as you can in the house or in your garden/patio. With some precautions taken, you can take a brief walks around your house. 
Be social  Being socially distant doesnt necessarily mean being socially distant. Create game/coffee talk times with your friends via Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet. 
Take advantage of your time at home  Learning a new language, starting a hobby that you always wanted to do, joining personal development courses. Now you have a bunch of options to make use of the time.  You can digitally connect to the world, visit the museums.  

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  • PCR testing is available at Istanbul Airport. There is no need for an appointment to visit the airport’s testing center, as it is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  The testing center is in front of Entrance 14 in Arrivals Hall. The test fee is 250 TL or about $35 for all ages. You must arrive at the airport at least 6 hours prior to your flight with a valid ticket and a valid passporttest results take up to 5 hours. 
  • PCR testing is now available at Ankara Esenboğa Airport. There is no need for an appointment to visit the airport’s testing center, as it is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The testing center is located in the International Departures Terminal, past the checkpoint, on the ground floor by the First Aid Office. The test fee is 250 TL or about $35 for all ages. You must arrive at the airport at least 7 hours prior to your flight with a valid ticket and a valid passport, as test results take up to 6 hours.
  • Are non citizens required to quarantine? No
    If they have not submitted a PCR test within 72-hours of boarding their flight, or arrived via land border or sea port without a PCR testthey will be required to quarantine where they planned to stay.
  • Foreign passengers who test positive for COVID-19 on landing flights will be referred to a private hospital by the Ministry of Health – Border Health Unit, whereas Turkish passengers will be referred to a state hospital. 
  • Here are a few rules to live by while traveling:

    – Wear a face mask at all times.

    – Adhere to the rules of airports and airlines.

    – Follow closely the regulations set by the General Directorate of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD).

    – Disinfect and wipe down the area where you will be sitting.

    – Make sure to keep your hands clean during your journey by washing or disinfecting them regularly.

    – Cough or sneeze into your elbow.

    – Change your mask about every four hours or when it gets wet.

    – Choose well-ventilated seats, preferably next to a window.

    – Stay away from public toilets as much as possible.

  • The Government of Turkey announced a four-tier system on local COVID-19 related restrictions. Each province is categorized as being “low-,” “middle-,” “high-,” or “very high-” risk based on infection and vaccination rates. To view the map, please visit the following page:  
    • Weekend curfews during the day have been lifted for regions in the “low” and “middle” category ( 
    • Daily curfews between 9:00 p.m. and 5 a.m. remain in effect nationwide regardless of the locality’s risk category. 
  • In provinces with a “low’ or “middle” category of risk, the curfew for Turkish citizens and residents aged 65 and over and children under the age of 20 has been lifted. 
  • In provinces with a “high” or “very high” category of risk, Turkish citizens and residents age 65 and older are restricted to their place of residence, and only allowed outside between 10:00-14:00.? 
  • In provinces with a “high” or “very high” category of risk, Turkish citizens and residents age 20 and below are only allowed outside during the hours of 14:00-18:00.? 

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