Reserved housing for international PhDs

Dutch Universities do not own accommodation. Utrecht University does reserve short stay housing with housing providers. Please be aware that the number of accommodation is limited and the university cannot guarantee the availability. The accommodation is exclusively available for international staff, guests and PhDs who do not yet live in the Netherlands.

You can book four months prior to arrival. Booking is on first come, first served basis.

Booking is on first come, first served basis. Because reserved accommodation is limited and very popular we advise you to book well in advance. You can book up to four months prior to arrival. 

For PhDs: Reserved housing via SSH Short Stay

For new international PhD candidates that do not yet live in the Netherlands, Utrecht University reserves furnished housing via SSH Short Stay. The accommodation available to PhDs are mostly single person studios with private facilities. There is also a very limited number of apartments that is suitable for couples. As a PhD you need to meet the following conditions to apply for this reserved accommodation:

  • You are appointed as a future international UU PhD candidate either with or without an employment contract, or you are temporarily affiliated to Utrecht University
  • You are new to the Netherlands and currently live abroad 
  • Your UU faculty's HR contact person has informed the International Service Desk (ISD) of your arrival

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