Reserved Accommodation Programme - September 2021

Utrecht University offers a Reserved Accommodation Programme for new international students who meet the requirements. Through this programme new international students can apply for a limited number of furnished rooms and studios. Because the housing is not owned by Utrecht University, contracts are between the tenant and housing providers.

Note that the information below specifically applies to Bachelor's and Master's degree students. If you have applied as an Erasmus / Exchange student, please visit this website instead. 

Important to know

  • Placing a reservation is not guaranteed. Because the run for housing is high, also anticipate that you might not be able to book.
  • The agreements have fixed start and end dates. It is not possible to rent longer or shorter or cancel the agreement prematurely. 
  • Even if you plan to study in Utrecht for multiple years, it is only possible to rent in your first 12 months of studies.

Who can apply

Conditions for degree students planning to enrol per September 2021
  • You plan to enrol in the first year of an English-taught* Bachelor's or Master's degree programme per September 2021, and;
  • You are new to the Netherlands and currently live abroad

* Exemption: Students who require a visa and/or residence permit are exempted for the English-taught condition. This means that you can apply for housing if you require a permit, even if your programme is (partly) taught in Dutch

If you have any questions about these conditions please contact us via StudentServices@uu.nl.

Housing provider: Camelot Europe

Utrecht University reserves a limited number of furnished studio accommodations for international Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students via housing provider Camelot Europe. The USP030 building on Utrecht Science Park offers several shared facilities such as a coffee corner, game and movie room.

Camelot Europe Housing: When to apply

You are advised, but not required, to register an account on the Camelot website prior to the start of booking. Do note that your eligibility for Camelot Europe is assessed by Utrecht University after you placed a reservation. 

Booking opens:

Tuesday 18 May 9.00 AM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Booking opened on 18 May 2021 9.00 am CEST. Camelot have currently reached the maximum number of applicants for both Master's and Bachelor's studios. In the case of a cancellation it will be published on their website

Click on image to enlarge. Copyright Camelot Europe

Housing provider: Xior Student Housing

Utrecht University reserves a limited number of accommodations for international Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students via Xior Student Housing. Bear in mind that all housing via the Reserved Accommodation Programme is very popular, so make sure to consider all options and housing providers.

Xior Student Housing: When to apply

You are advised, but not required, to register an account on the Xior booking website prior to the start of booking. Do note that your eligibility for Xior student housing is assessed by Utrecht University after you placed a reservation.

Booking opens

Tuesday 18 May 9.00 AM Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Booking opened on 18 May 2021 9.00 am CEST. If no offers appear in the booking portal, you would not be informed in the case that accommodation becomes available again due to a cancellation. You would have to check the Xior website regularly. 

Click on image to enlarge. Copyright Xior Student Housing

Housing provider: SSH Short Stay

Utrecht University reserves a limited number of furnished rooms and studios via the student housing foundation SSH Short Stay. Bear in mind that all housing via SSH Short Stay is very popular. Make sure to also consider the other options beforehand.

SSH Short Stay: When to apply

Before you are able to reserve accommodation with SSH Short Stay you need an approved registration. This is because, for SSH Short Stay only, Utrecht University first needs to verify your registration before you can submit a reservation when booking opens. Registration is free of charge.

Account registration opens:

Wednesday 28 April 2021 onwards. For SSH, you require an approved registration prior to the start of booking.

Booking opens:

Tuesday 18 May 9.00 AM Central European Summer Time (CEST)*

*Important: This booking date applies to Bachelor's and Master's degree students. For Erasmus/Exchange students SSH booking starts on a different date.

Booking opened on 18 May 2021 9.00 am CEST. SSH Short Stay housing for Bachelor's and Master's students is currently fully booked. You would not be informed in the case that accommodation becomes available again due to a cancellation. You would have to check the SSH website regularly. 

Click on image to enlarge. Copyright SSH