Arrange housing

The availability of student housing in Utrecht is limited and in high demand. As a student, you yourself are responsible for arranging your housing. We urge you to take the housing situation into account as part of your decision to study in Utrecht. 

On this page, you can find more information on what to expect, ways to find housing and matters to take into account during your search. 

⚠ Please note that if you have not found housing before the start of your studies, we advise you to reconsider your decision to study in Utrecht

1. Know what to expect

Because the Netherlands is currently facing a shortage of all types of housing, finding accommodation takes a lot of time and effort. Before you start your search, read about what to expect, average costs and typical Dutch student housing.

2. Ways to find housing

The student housing market is very competitive. It is important to spread your chances and to familiarise yourself with the various ways to search for housing such as reserved housing, housing providers, platforms and agencies.

3. During your search

Searching for Dutch student housing has its own typicalities. We have collected do's & don'ts, locations to include, how to avoid scams, and other tips to help you deal with things you may encounter during your search for housing.