Reserved housing for staff & visiting guests (non PhD)

If you hold an employment contract or a hospitality agreement as a UU PhD student, then the information on this page does not apply to you. Please follow this link for information on housing for PhD Students.

Utrecht University reserves temporary accommodation via housing providers for international staff and visiting guests who do not yet live in the Netherlands. Because reserved accommodation is limited and very popular we advise you to book well in advance. You can book four months prior to arrival. Booking is on first come, first served basis. Because we cannot guarantee housing, we strongly advise you not to solely rely on the housing programme, but to also look for housing on your own.

Reserved housing via SSH Short Stay

All accommodation via SSH Short Stay is fully furnished and has internet provided. SSH Short Stay mostly offers self-contained single and two person studios with private facilities. There is also a limited number of accommodation suitable for families with (young) children.

SSH Short Stay: Type of accommodation and rent

Average rent

Average rental prices are roughly between 970 and 1700 euros including facilities per month depending on size, location and facilities.

Rental periods

SSH Short Stay accommodation can be rented for a minimum of one calendar month, and a maximum of one year. Although the contract can only be cancelled under very specific circumstances, it is possible to extend the contract. Extension depends on availability and is only possible if the total rental period does not exceed one year. With each extension a reservation fee of 77,50 euros is charged.


All accommodation is situated within travelling distance from the various university locations: on the International Campus Utrecht and in the historical city centre of Utrecht.

How to apply as staff or visiting guest (non PhD)
  1. Go to the SSH website and select "Register for Short Stay accommodations". Registration is free of charge
  2. Fill out the webform. Select the correct faculty of studies combined with “International staff/guests”.  For type of resident, select “UU International staff and guests”
  3. Your registration will be reviewed by the UU International Service Desk
  4. If your registration is correct it will be approved and you can submit a reservation request for your registered time frame via the rent offers page
  5. If you actually reserve accommodation, you pay a non-refundable down payment of one (first) month’s rent, the one-off cleaning costs and the reservation fee of 77,50 euros

No availability?
It is possible that there is no availability within your registered time frame. You can then consider a later arrival, searching on your own, or booking temporary accommodation such as a hotel at first. Please log out and leave the date fields blank to view any offers available for other months. You can then view the available time frame if you select “more information” after clicking on the offer. If you prefer to change your registered time frame to match an offer, kindly contact the International Service Desk.

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