Reserved Accommodation Programme for Exchange students (September 2023)
Booking for Exchange students opened on 31 May 9.00am. If this is fully booked you would not be informed if an offer becomes available again due to a cancellation. For this, you would have to check the SSH booking portal regularly.
Utrecht University offers a Reserved Accommodation Programme for new international UU students who meet the requirements. Through this programme new international students can apply for a limited number of furnished rooms and studios.
Not enrolling as an Exchange student? Continue to the page for Bachelor's and Master's degree students
Conditions (Exchange students)
Offers are limited
Placing a reservation is not guaranteed. Because the run for housing is high, also anticipate that you might not be able to book and explore other ways to find housing before booking opens.
Rental periods are fixed
The agreements have fixed start and end dates. It is not possible to rent longer or shorter or cancel the agreement prematurely.
5 or 10 months
Erasmus / Exchange students who start their studies in September can apply for one semester (5 months) or two semesters (10 months) only.
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Opens: Tuesday 2 May 2023 9.00 am Central European Summer Time
Wednesday 31 May 2023 9.00 am Central European Summer Time
Types of housing
SSH Short Stay offers furnished shared and private rooms in various residence buildings. The accommodations include all the basic furniture you need such as a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. The accommodation is situated in international student residences. All accommodations have internet provided.
Shared facilities and good tenancy
With the exception of private studios, tenants share facilities like the bathroom, kitchen and washing machine with the other housemates. Like in all common areas, good tenancy is expected in regard of nuisance and cleanliness. Read more about what is expected of tenants in the Netherlands.
The accommodation reserved via SSH Short Stay is located in various locations in Utrecht. All SSH' residence buildings are situated within travelling distance from the various university buildings and Utrecht's City Centre. All buildings and room types are a popular choice for different reasons. To increase your booking chances, we advise you not to fixate on one or two locations when booking opens, but to consider all options.
The housing for Exchange students is available for fixed rental periods of 5 or 10 months. It is not possible to terminate the contract or to extend your stay. Tenants are responsible for the rental payments of the full tenancy period. Note that SSH' rental periods do not necessarily cover a full semester. Educational activities may be planned before or after the rental period.
Fall semester (5 months): 30 August 2023 - 29 January 2024
Full year (10 months): 30 August 2023 - 7 July 2024
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For the tenancy agreements of one semester (5 months) a one off 9% Tax Fee is charged over the combined rent