We are delighted that you have chosen Erasmus University Rotterdam as your (next) place of study and we are looking forward to welcoming you on our campus.
A major part of your preparations for studying abroad is securing safe and affordable accommodation, preferably in the vicinity of the university. In The Netherlands, student housing is not arranged by the university. You need to arrange accommodation yourself. Although Erasmus University Rotterdam has reserved accommodation for about 25% of our yearly incoming international students, most of you will need to secure housing on the private market.
In this respect, we feel obliged to inform you that there is an ongoing dramatic shortage of such accommodation in the city and in the surrounds of Rotterdam. The Netherlands is experiencing a housing crisis. The unfortunate resultant effects are higher prices and unprecedented competition for too few student housing units.
We therefore strongly advise you to start your housing search on time and ensure that you have secured accommodation before you travel to the Netherlands.
You deserve to start the new academic year and your new adventure abroad without the stress of possibly being homeless. So, we repeat that you should secure your student housing before arriving in Rotterdam.
We wish you every success with your forthcoming preparations.
*Different housing arrangements apply for first-year students of Erasmus University College (EUC) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
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We have around 1200 reserved rooms
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Rotterdam and its neighbourhoods
Where do you want to live? Get to know the city
Signing a housing contract
Beware of the legal aspects & necessities
Furnishing your room
You’ll need a bed or couch at least
Dutch housing terms
Know what the housing-ad says: crash course Dutch
Frequently asked questions
Questions about housing?
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