Arrange housing

Utrecht is one of the most popular university cities in the Netherlands. Because of this, the demand for student housing in and around Utrecht is extremely high. Unlike to what you might be used to, Dutch universities do not own student housing. Instead, students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. 

Please note that if you have not found housing before the start of your studies, we advise you to reconsider your decision to study in Utrecht. On this page you can find more information about finding housing, how to start your search and what to expect.

Start searching several months before your arrival

Start Early

Many students find it difficult and time-consuming to search for housing. Anticipate the time and effort it may take you to find a room, and start your search several months in advance to your arrival. 

Reserved Accommodation Programme

Utrecht University offers a Reserved Accommodation Programme for new international students who meet the requirements. Students can apply for a limited number of furnished rooms and studios via reliable housing providers. Note that this programme does not guarantee housing. 

Finding housing: Tips & tricks

Utrecht University aims to inform you of various ways to find housing. Click on a topic below to learn more. If you have any further questions, please contact us via

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