Utrecht is one of the most popular university cities in the Netherlands. Because of this, the demand for student housing in and around Utrecht is extremely high. Unlike to what you might be used to, Dutch universities do not own student housing. Instead, students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Because searching for housing from abroad can be very difficult, Utrecht University aims to inform you of various ways to find housing. We therefor advise to carefully read all the information on these webpages. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via StudentServices@uu.nl.

Start searching several months before your arrival

When to start your search

Many students find it difficult and time-consuming to search for housing. Anticipate the time and effort it may take you to find a room, and start your search several months in advance to your arrival, even prior to your admission. 

Reserved Accommodation Programme

Utrecht University offers a Reserved Accommodation Programme for new international students who meet the requirements. Eligible students can apply for a limited number of furnished rooms and studios via reliable housing providers. Note that this programme does not guarantee housing.