Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) offers accommodation at SSH for roughly 20% of our yearly incoming international students. These rooms are reserved for first year international Bachelor, Master or Exchange students for the maximum rental period of 12 months. 

SSH will handle the whole process – from making a room reservation to payments. But certainly EUR is constantly in touch with SSH ‘behind the scenes’ to make sure the quality and services level remain high.

The rooms for Bachelor students at SSH for the academic year 2022-2023 are fully booked.
For the academic year 2023-2024 the registration will start in May 2023.

The rooms for (Pre) Master students at SSH for the academic year 2022-2023 are fully booked.
For the academic year 2023-2024 the registration will start in May 2023.

  • Monday 31 October 2022 at 12 PM CET (Dutch time): start of the registration for SSH
  • Your registration will be reviewed by Erasmus University Rotterdam, see the topic procedure for more information. In this period you can already see the rooms through this link.
  • Monday 7 November 2022 at 12 PM CET (Dutch time): after approval you can book an accommodation

You can register as of the above mentioned date through this link

After registration at SSH the application for housing is automatically send to the contact persons of the faculty. They will verify your application and determine whether you are authorized to apply for accommodation from the housing offer reserved by the Erasmus University.

As soon as the status of your application is set to "Approved" you can make a reservation at one of the available accommodations.

After approval of your housing request at SSH you will have 7 days to reserve a suitable accommodation. If you don't booked a room within the 7 days, we will withdrawn your approval and changed your status to “not approved”.

If you still want to rent a room through SSH you have to make a new registration and you will be put on a waiting list.

Unfortunately each program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam can only approve a limited number of accounts. If your account is not approved by the faculty or the status of your registration has been changed to “on hold” instead of “for approval”, this means that there are no more rooms available for your program.

Even though you can still see rooms available, the faculty will not be able to approve your registration. The remaining available rooms are meant for other faculties at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. You will receive an email from the faculty when they are no longer able to approve your registration.

The rent for short stay accommodation for international students is in general always higher than rents Dutch students are paying. This is because you are renting fully furnished accommodation, including several extra services, available upon your arrival.

Prices for short stay accommodation range between € 435 and € 680 including services. You will find actual rental prices and what is included or not on the website of SSH.

Also SSH has fixed rental periods. For 2022 - 2023 those are:


  • 15 August 2022 – 31 July 2023 (11,5 months)

Exchange (Fall semester):

  • 1 August 2022 – 31 December 2022 (5 months)
  • 1 August 2022 - 31 January 2023 (6 months)

Exchange (spring semester):

  • 1 January – 15 May 2023 (4,5 months)
  • 1 January – 15 July 2023 (6,5 months)*
  • 1 February – 15 July 2023 (5,5 months)*
  • *Due to maintenance works the end date for rooms in the Hatta building will be 2 July 2023.

Before applying take note that you have to meet the following criteria:

  • You are a first year admitted student at the EUR;
  • You don’t have the Dutch nationality; 
  • You don’t live in the Netherlands; 
  • You are between 16 and 30 years old. 

If you have to cancel your tenancy agreement at SSH you can do so according the below mentioned terms. Please keep in mind that if you decide to start your study at our University online, you have 2 options:

  1. Keep the reservation and pay the monthly rent.
  2. Cancel your reservation according the terms below and look for accommodation as of the date you expect to arrive in The Netherlands.

Please keep in mind that you cannot postpone your reservation or put in on hold until you to arrive in The Netherlands. In case of a no show you will lose your total down payment.

Cancellation Terms

Until 4 weeks before the start of the tenancy agreement

Your down payment will be refunded minus the reservation fee € 78,50 and cancellation fee € 75,-

Within 4 weeks before the start of the tenancy agreement

Cancellation is not possible anymore but only in exceptional cases. SSH will process each case individually.


Whereto should I send my cancellation request?
You can send your cancellation request directly to SSH using their email address:

F-building and Hatta building on Woudestein Campus

Location rooms

All SSH accommodation designated for short stay is located on Woudestein campus or within walking distance of campus.

  • The buildings F and Hatta are located on campus Woudestein

    • See pictures below of the rooms in Hatta building.
  • The other buildings are within walking distance (15 minutes) of the campus.

On the SSH website, you can check out the available accommodations. It goes without saying that if you’re late making a reservation, fewer options will be available.

Hatta building on Woudestein campus
  • F-building and Hatta building on Woudestein Campus

Terms of notification

Please be aware of the fact that short stay rooms are available through SSH on a fixed-rental agreement only, meaning that the tenancy cannot be terminated early. Look on the SSH website for the Terms & Conditions.

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