Living in Istanbul as a university student is very challenging. First of all, university students have difficulty in finding a proper place to live. In other words, their accommodation problem comes first. For example, twenty percent of students live with their relatives during the first several weeks after their enrollment. Secondly, students, especially those coming from other cities are exposed to bad habits. Literally, some students start taking illegal drugs like bonzai and marijuana. Finally, it is difficult to meet their school expenses. For instance, those studying at prep schools have to pay hundreds of liras for their English coursebooks. In conclusion, life in Istanbul for university students is very demanding.