On 20 April we organised a live webinar on ‘Housing for international students’. Our hosts Daphna (Teamleader Admissions) and Sara (International degree student) explained all about housing in Utrecht.

What we covered

  • General information about student housing in Utrecht
  • How to apply for the Reserved Accommodation programme
  • Important things to take into account when looking for a room
  • Student experiences: tips and tricks by Sara
  • Q&A session

Did you miss the webinar? Don’t worry, you can watch the recording below.

Webinar housing for international students

About the hosts

My name is Daphna and I work at Utrecht University's International Office where I mostly deal with international admissions. I enjoy the international buzz at UU and believe that studying in an international environment has great benefits and leaves you with a lifetime of experiences that are priceless. Having studied abroad myself I also know the stress of having to find housing in a city where you don’t know your way around and where people do things very differently from what you are used to back home. That’s why I am here, together with Sara, to help you navigate your way towards a room … avoiding all those tall people on their bikes!


My name is Sara, I’m from Peru and I study the Bachelor of Economics & Business Economics at Utrecht University. Initially, I came on exchange for one semester, but since I really liked the programme and the overall experience, I decided to enrol as regular student. Besides my studies, I work as Student Ambassador for Housing Anywhere, to help students find housing, because it can be quite challenging, especially at the beginning. I have heard many different experiences from other students and I also experienced it myself, so I’m very excited to tell you all about it. Now, I have been living in Utrecht for more than a year and it is still great!