During your search

Searching for Dutch student housing while still abroad has its own typicalities. We aim to provide you with information, tips and tricks to help you deal with things you may encounter during your search for housing. If you have any questions, then please contact us via StudentServices@uu.nl

⚠ 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

  • Do's and don'ts

    Read about what to do and what not to do during your search for housing to increase your chances.

  • Locations to include

    Including accommodations outside Utrecht can seriously increase your chances. Find out which locations to include in your search.

  • Responding to offers

    Responding to offers is a frustrating process that takes a lot of time and effort. Read tips on how to tackle this.

  • Group viewings (hospiteren)

    Most rooms on the private market are rented out by the Dutch group viewing system (hospiteren). Read about how this works.

  • Avoiding scams

    Some people try to take advantage of the high demand for housing and aim to scam you with a fake offer. Find out how to avoid scams. 

  • House hunting vocabulary

    Including offers that are advertised in Dutch can increase your chances. Check our list with Dutch housing vocabulary that can be handy during your search.