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UvA Staff Housing service: step by step

UvA Staff Housing is a service for international academic staff: PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, professors and lecturers. Find out how we work.

Step by step

  • Step 1: The faculty/research institute submits your application for staff housing.
  • Step 2: You will receive our ‘Welcome to Staff Housing’ email.
  • Step 3: 3 months prior to your arrival, we ask you to complete an additional registration form about your personal information and preferences. Staff Housing will now start searching for you.
  • Step 4: Staff Housing presents you a housing offer of the best available option for accommodation in Amsterdam.
  • Step 5: Pay the UvA Staff Housing fee to officially accept the offered accommodation
  • Step 6: Your details will be forwarded to the housing company owning your accommodation
  • Step 7: The housing company will contact you about the tenancy registration + payment of rent and contract costs.

You are ready to collect the keys and move in.

How do we select your accommodation?

UvA Staff Housing mediates between international staff and social/private sector housing organizations. Accommodations are rented out on a temporary basis. The allocation of houses is based on income levels and requirements prescribed by Dutch housing law.

We take your commuting time, budget, household composition and time of stay in consideration when offering you an accommodation. Please note that we are bound by limited availability of the Staff Housing accommodations. It may not be possible to meet specific housing preferences.