Housing for International Students

Different housing applies for students of Erasmus University College (EUC) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).

First things first: student housing in the Netherlands is not arranged for you by the university; it is your own responsibility. We know this can be a surprise and a struggle for some of you. There are reserved spots for about 25% of our yearly incoming internationals. Most arrange housing directly with landlords via the private market. We strongly advise you to start looking at least three months before arrival to avoid stress and disappointment, while our housing team works hard to make it easier for you.

While Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) isn't able to assist all students in finding a house, we do want to help you in the best way possible by offering you multiple tips and tricks

Let's get you started:

Housing in Rotterdam in 5 steps

You are responsible - know what to do & expect

Let's get started

Accommodation providers

Let us show you where to look for rooms

Yes please!

Living like a student

How do students live in Rotterdam?

I'd love to know

Dutch housing terms

Know what the housing-ad says: crash course Dutch

Show me

Signing a housing contract

Beware of the legal aspects & necessities

I need to know this

Rotterdam and it’s neighbourhoods

Where do you want to live? Get to know the city

Great, let's find out

Furnishing your room

You’ll need a bed or couch at least

Where to buy?

Still didn’t find all your answers? Feel free to reach out!