SSH Long Stay
SSH is the largest student housing foundation in Utrecht. Next to SSH Short Stay, which is furnished housing for internationals, SSH also offers Long Stay housing to Dutch and Internationals between the ages 16 and 27 (even up to 30 years for PhD candidates). This is unfurnished accommodation which becomes available to the person with the longest registration time. As an Erasmus or exchange student you will not find housing this way, but if you are considering doing your Master's in Utrecht then this information is of interest to you.
The waiting time for SSH Long Stay ranges from 18 to over 30 months, depending on the time of the year and the popularity of the location. For more information watch this SSH video about application procedures.
Note that if you currently live in SSH Short Stay accommodation, you can request that your SSH Long Stay registration date is pushed back to your first day of renting via SSH. You can send this request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration details.
Attending a viewing
When you respond to a room on the SSH Website, only the top ten candidates with the longest registration time are invited to a viewing. This viewing is usually in group form, followed by a vote of the current tenants. This is called ‘hospiteren’.
If you are a degree seeking student or PhD-candidate planning to stay in Utrecht for a year or more, we recommend you to register with SSH Long Stay as soon as possible to build registration time. It is possible to register prior to your admission process.