In your first year at Erasmus University College (EUC) you will be housed together with all other first-year students in the student residence, LUCIA. Every student is guaranteed to have their own room, bathroom, and kitchenette. Additionally, there are common rooms, including an outside terrace, for students to interact and study. It is located in a safe commercial district of downtown Rotterdam, surrounded by nightlife and cafés.
The EUC building and the student residence are within walking and biking distance, it will only take you up to seven minutes to get to class.
|Details on Housing (2023-2024)|
|Average room size||18 square meters|
|What is provided||A room furnished with a bed, a couch, a couple of chairs and lights, as well as your own kitchenette and private bathroom.|
|What you need to provide||You will have to bring your bedding, linen, cooking utensils and personal effects.|
|Contract duration||12 months|
|Move-in date||12th of August (the starting date of your rental contract)*|
|Monthly rent||+/- € 755,- (including utilities)**|
|Security deposit||Two months' rent|
*The exact date could deviate with a maximum of one or two days
**Students might be eligible for rent benefit (huurtoeslag) from the Dutch government. This would effectively reduce monthly costs by approximately €204,-. For more information visit www.belastingdienst.nl (switch to English at the bottom of the page and search for 'rent benefit' and select the first available option). Additionally, monthly municipal taxes must be paid by every Rotterdam citizen. They amount to approximately €45,-.
Booking your room
After you have been selected and once you have accepted our offer to enroll at EUC we will contact you with the details on how to book your room. Please prepare to pay a security deposit upfront of approximately two months rent to secure your room booking.
This deposit will be held until the end of your stay and you should receive your money back provided you do not damage your room and/or the common rooms. Damages will be deducted from the deposit. Do note that your security deposit is also your guarantee that your room will be available. Should you for some reason have a signed tenancy agreement and only let LUCIA know on short notice, you risk partially losing your deposit.