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The university is based in Utrecht, a Dutch city known as a true student city. A large number of universities and schools are located in Utrecht, which means that the demand for student housing is very high. We strongly recommend that you start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. Most students in Utrecht live together with several students in a student house or apartment. The rooms might be small compared to what you are used to. Most of the houses have a shared shower, toilet, kitchen and living room with other students. Men and women often live together in a house. An average room in Utrecht costs somewhere between € 500 and € 650 per month.

Be aware of scams, and please click on the below document for more information on how to recognise a scam. There you will also find links to websites with information on your rights as a tenant. 

PDF fileRecognising housing scams and your rights as a tenant

It is your responsibility to find your own accommodation. Unfortunately, the university has no student housing available. To help you on your way, we have created a list of websites and (English) information about student housing in Utrecht:

These agencies operate independently. The university is not responsible for the outcome of the contact between students and the housing agencies.

If you are unable to find housing in Utrecht/ surrounding areas, could you please contact the International Office at ?


Some students stay in hostels for the first week or so when they move to a new city, and please see below some popular hostels among students here in Utrecht.

stayokay and  wearebunk

You could also consider placing a room wanted add on the Facebook group of Humanistic Studies or the Facebook group Erasmus Student Network Utrecht. You could also join Facebook pages like 'Rooms for Rent in Utrecht' or ' Find a room or house in Utrecht'.

Some students choose to live outside Utrecht, and  a lot of students cycle to the university. Please bear in mind that exchange students do not have free travel, and using public transport on a regular basis might be very expensive). 

Some neighboring cities/towns close to Utrecht: Amersfoort, Zeist, Nieuwegein, Woerden, Breukelen, Maarssen, Bunnik, Zuilen en De Bilt