Arranging your stay

Accommodation timeline 

NowRegister at Stadswonen Rotterdam! Their waiting list counts.
Monday 19 April 2021Fully booked Registrations open at SSH!
Monday 26  April 2021Reserve a room at SSH if you got approved by your faculty.
Saturday 1 May 2021Fully booked Registration open at International Student Housing Rotterdam!
Monday 3 May 2021​​​​​​​Fully booked Registration open at the Cohesion Cobana!
Tuesday 11 May 2021​​​​​​​Fully booked Registrations open at Xior!
June/July Haven’t found a place to stay yet? Look also for housing providers on the private market.
August 15th 2021Students move in at SSH and Xior
Medio October Registrations open at SSH for the second (Spring) Semester.

Housing in Rotterdam in 7 steps

The possibilities for Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) to arrange housing for students are very limited.

So make sure to set up a search yourself, on time! Below we mention the differences between our reserved accommodation providers and other accommodation providers. 

The above timeline give you an indication about when to start.

We have around 800 reserved spots with our partners such as SSH, Xior and The Fizz Cobana.

These are reserved spots for about 25% of our yearly incoming internationals. If you want to make use of the EUR Reserved accommodation you should register on time (see the timeline given above). After registration the faculty will determine which students get a room at our reserved housing.

We can offer accommodation for roughly 25% of our international students through our collaboration with our partners. This means that most of you will have to find your room another way.

You can look for other accommodation through Housing Anywhere, RoomPlaza, Stadswonen Rotterdam or the private market.

  • Don’t be too picky! Because there is a shortage, lower your demands of the room. Keep in mind that after you have arrived in the Netherlands you can always look for another room but make sure that you have a room to start with.
  • Student housing in Rotterdam will usually mean sharing a flat: you’ll have your own bedroom, but share the rest. Also, men and women live together in such flat shares (if you prefer not to, make this known).
  • Housing in Rotterdam is not cheap – rents can vary between 500 and 750 – and additional costs (electricity, water, gas, municipal taxes) are not always included!
  • Rotterdam is a big city but everything is within a half our commute time by public transport– in which area do you want to live? Take a look at the map and descriptions of the areas on this page to get a better overview of Rotterdam’s neighbourhoods.

  • Not all housing agents or landlords can be trusted. If you have any doubts concerning your rental agreement, strange fees or the landlord’s behaviour, please reach out to us.

  • Send out as many enquiries as you can. Did you find 20 suitable offers? Reach out to them all!

  • Before signing anything, don’t forget to go over the legal aspects about what to look for in a contract. Do you have questions about the contract, your rights as a tenant or the rules and regulations? Feel free to contact the Housing Hotline for advice. 

Bonus tip: didn’t succeed in finding a room before you come over? Many students live in a hostel or an Airbnb for their first days / weeks and continue looking from here. After all, being able to find a room partly depends on having a local social network, and this will start growing as soon as you land in Rotterdam. 

Don't get scammed

Apart from your housing search in general, be aware of the fact that you might encounter frauds online. Especially for those who look for accommodation whilst still being abroad, keep your eyes and ears open and use legit platforms to complete your search.

One of our vloggers explains how she ended up being scammed and advises on what (not) to do in this situation.

Avoid getting scammed

Make a budget plan

Know what type of room you can afford.

Practical matters

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