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.

Conditions for Erasmus Exchange students
  • You plan to enrol as an Erasmus or Exchange student per September 2023 for one full semester (5 months) or two full semesters (10 months)
  • You are new to the Netherlands and currently live abroad

When and how to apply

You require an approved registration prior to the start of booking. Booking is on first come, first served basis and not guaranteed.

  • Registration:

    Opens: Tuesday 2 May 2023 9.00 am Central European Summer Time

  • Booking opens:

    Wednesday 31 May 2023 9.00 am Central European Summer Time

Housing provider: SSH Short Stay

For Exchange students, the UU Reserved Accommodation Programme offers furnished rooms and studios via housing provider SSH Short Stay. Because the housing is not owned by Utrecht University, contracts are between the tenant and the housing provider.

SSH Short Stay: Costs and rent

Monthly rent including service costs & furnishing
  • Shared room with shared facilities: 394 to 533 euros

  • Private room with shared facilities 529 to 668 euros

  • Private studio with private facilities 706 to 870 euros

Registration costs:


Reservation fee:

90 euros

Down payment:
  • Private or shared room: Two months rent 

  • Studio: 1 month rent

Bedding package (optional):

57,50 euros

Cleaning fee (one off):


Tax fee:

For the tenancy agreements of one semester (5 months) a one off 9% Tax Fee is charged over the combined rent

Housing UU - Johanna building