Year 1

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.


Residence for first-year EUC students


Residence for first-year EUC students

 Details on Housing (2022-2023)
Average room size18 square meters
What is providedA 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 provideYou will have to bring your bedding, linen, cooking utensils and personal effects.
Contract duration12 months
Move-in date14th of August (the starting date of your rental contract)*
Monthly rent+/- € 719,- (including utilities)**
Security depositTwo 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 (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.

Refund for administrative costs

The owners of LUCIA, have informed EUC that all current and past residents of LUCIA, exclusively from student years 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021,  are eligible for a refund of € 192,28 against previously charged administrative costs.

Those currently living in LUCIA will receive a credit on their rent, (also those who will move into LUCIA in August 2022) but former residents will need to request the refund, which will be paid directly to their bank account. This reimbursement does not apply for former residents before the academic year 2018-2019. The deadline to apply for this refund is 31/12/2022. Information on how to do this is below.

To request a refund of your administration costs:

Send an email to with the subject “transaction costs”

Information and documentation to be included:

  • Full name
  • Student Year
  • Email address
  • Bank details (IBAN, BIC, Name of bank account holder)
  • Copy of your Lucia Living lease agreement
  • Copy of your passport/ID

If you have any questions regarding this process, please send your request to

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