Reserved Accommodation Programme for Exchange students (September 2024)

Update 4 June 2024: All reserved accommodations for exchange students have been fully booked.

Any housing options that become available again due to cancellation will reappear on the portal. You are advised to check the 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 

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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 2024 for one full semester (5 months) or two full semesters (10 months)
  • You do not live and have not previously lived in the Netherlands

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. The below dates only apply to Exchange students.

  • Registration:

    Opens: Monday 13 May 2024 9.00 am Central European Summer Time

  • Booking opens:

    Tuesday 4 June 2024 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

Please note that the below rent and costs are provisional and based on Academic year 2023-2024.

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

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