Reserved Accommodation Programme Sept 23: Master's degree students
The Reserved Accommodation Programme offers furnished rooms and studios for new international students who meet the conditions. Because offers are limited, it is not guaranteed that you can find housing this way. This page is for new international Master's degree students.
Not enrolling as a Master's degree student? Continue to the page for Bachelor's degree students or Erasmus / Exchange students.
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Conditions (Master's degree 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.
One year only
Even if you plan to study in Utrecht for multiple years, it is only possible to rent in your first 12 months of studies.
|Conditions for Master's degree students|
* 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
Multiple bookings not allowed
Although you are advised to register an account with multiple housing providers, it is not allowed to apply for more than one room or studio when booking opens. If you successfully applied for an accommodation you are no longer eligible for housing options for the same or other housing providers. If you have more than one reservation this will therefore be denied. Which reservation is cancelled is random. Any costs or advanced payments are not reimbursed by the housing provider. Read more on why this is not allowed in the Reserved housing FAQ.
Opens: 2 May 2023
Closes: register before 20 May 2023
Opens: 24 may 2023 9 AM Central European Summer Time
Housing provider: Plaza
Utrecht University reserves a limited number of furnished studio accommodations for international Master’s degree students via housing provider Plaza. Keep in mind that all housing via the Reserved Accommodation Programme is very popular, so make sure to consider all options and housing providers.
Booking for Master's degree students opened on 24 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 Plaza website regularly.
The Campus USP 030 building is located on Utrecht Science Park near several university buildings, sports facility Olympos, restaurants and shops. Utrecht Science Park has easy access to the Central Station via a frequent tram connection and to the City Centre by a bus service, or a quick 15 minute bike ride.
About the studios
The private studios in the Campus030 building are approximately 16 m2 and have their own kitchen and bathroom. Click here for a virtual tour of a Plaza USP 030 studio
Housing provider: Xior
Utrecht University reserves a limited number of furnished rooms and studios for international Master’s degree students via Xior Student Housing. Keep in mind that all housing via the Reserved Accommodation Programme is very popular, so make sure to consider all options and housing providers.
Booking for Master’s degree students opened on 24 May 9.00am. Please be aware of the following:
- If you enter the code and you see the message 'too many tries', someone is already in the process of booking the accommodation.
- Rotsoord offers labelled "sing" are for single tenants only. Offers labelled "coup" are suitable for couples.
- Offers labelled HU Year are not available for UU students.
- If no UU MA offers appear in the portal you would not be informed if an offer becomes available again due to a cancellation. You would have to check the Xior website for this regularly.
For Master's degree students, Xior Student housing offers reserved accommodation in two buildings: the Rotsoord building (see image) and the Willem Dreeslaan building. Both residence buildings are located near the university buildings and within easy distance to the City Centre. Visit the Xior website for images of the Rotsoord building and Willem Dreeslaan building.
About the accommodation
The Willem Dreeslaan building offers private rooms. The floors are mixed gender and the bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities are shared with the other tenants on the floor. The Rotsoord building offers private studio apartments with a private bathroom, private kitchen and shared laundry room. All Xior accommodation is furnished with basic furniture.
Housing provider SSH Short Stay
Utrecht University reserves a limited number of furnished rooms and studios via the student housing foundation SSH Short Stay. Keep in mind that all housing via the Reserved Accommodation Programme is very popular, so make sure to consider all options and housing providers.
Booking for Master’s degree students opened on 24 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.
For Master's degree students, SSH Short Stay offers accommodations in various residence buildings on Utrecht Science Park, the International Campus Utrecht and in Zeist. All SSH' residence buildings are situated within travelling distance from the various university buildings and Utrecht's City Centre.
About the accommodation
For international Master's degree students, SSH offers furnished private rooms and private studios. The accommodations include all the basic furniture you need. With the exception of the private studios, tenants share facilities like the bathroom, kitchen and washing machine.