Ways to find housing

The student housing market in Utrecht is very competitive, which means direct offers book up fast and there are numerous candidates for each offer. When you search for housing, it is important to spread your chances as much as possible, to familiarise yourself with all types of student accommodation and ways to search for it.

  • Reserved housing

    Utrecht University offers a Reserved Accommodation Programme for new international students who meet the conditions. Finding housing this way is not guaranteed.

  • Housing providers

    In the Utrecht region there are several commercial and social housing providers. If available, they offer housing on their portals, through a lottery or waiting list system.

  • Platforms & agencies

    The largest share of student housing in Utrecht is provided by private home-owners. Most of these offers are posted on platforms by the landlord or existing tenants.

  • Temporary housing

    It is not uncommon to first stay in temporary housing. From a temporary option such as a ho(s)tel, bed and breakfast or sublet you can continue your search for a more permanent place to stay. 

  • Waiting list housing¬†

    SSH Long Stay offers unfurnished accommodation to the person with the longest registration time. The waiting list is 24-30 months. If you plan to stay in Utrecht for more than one year we advise you to register.

  • Current availability

    We are sometimes informed of substantial (new) offers on the private market, or availability within the Reserved Accommodation Programme. If this is the case this is posted here.