Year 1

In your first year at Erasmus University College (EUC) you will be housed together with all other first-year students. The student residence, LUCIA, is reported to be a great place to live and study. 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 and vibrant area of Rotterdam, right in the city centre, surrounded by shops, cafés and nightlife.

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

 Details on Housing (2019-2020)
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 date15th of August (the starting date of your rental contract)*
Monthly rent+/- € 651,60 (including utilities)**
Security depositTwo months' rent
Service charge€ 200 (one time payment)

*The exact date could deviate slightly

**Students might be eligible for rent benefit (huurtoeslag) from the Dutch government. This would effectively reduce monthly costs by approximately €190,-. 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, take into account monthly municipal taxes that have to 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, plus a service charge of € 200 to secure your room booking.

This deposit will be held until the end of your stay and in principle 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 not show up, you will lose your deposit as it is non-refundable in that situation.