Do's and Don'ts during your search

Finding housing in Utrecht is extremely difficult and has its own typicalities. Below you can find do's and don’ts you should take in account during your search for housing. 



  • Don't postpone your search

    Finding student housing on your own can take up a lot of time and effort. It is important to take this in consideration and start your search several months prior to your admission. 

  • Don't be too picky

    You may find offers that do not (exactly) match your preferences because they are temporary, unfurnished, less central, more expensive etc. But don’t be too picky! It can still be a good landing place from where you can continue your search for a more permanent place to stay.

  • Don't focus on finding housing with your friend(s)

    Most housing offers for students are only suitable for a single tenant. If you search as a student group or pair you will find that most landlords and agencies prefer working tenants. House or flat sharing is also not always allowed due to local regulations. Because of these reasons searching with a group rarely works out.

  • Don’t arrive without housing

    It can lead to a very stressful situation if you arrive without having arranged housing. We advise you to reconsider your enrolment if you have not found housing before the start of your studies in Utrecht.