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When moving to another country for your studies, it's important to find housing - especially in a large city such as Amsterdam.

UvA university housing is limited and only available to a number of first-year international students, with a maximum of a one-year rental period. You can also choose to find your own housing in Amsterdam. We recommend that you start looking for accommodation as early as possible.

What you need to know

Student housing in Amsterdam is difficult to find. The UvA can offer a limited number of rooms to roughly half of the newly incoming international students. The sooner you act, the better your chances are of getting a room.

Application procedure

The following steps are important if you want to arrange housing through the UvA housing service.

Locations and room types

The student rooms are located in over 20 different off-campus buildings spread across the city. These buildings are owned and managed by housing providers who have a partnership with the UvA. Different room types, price ranges and locations are available.

Finding accommodation on your own

If you are not offered a room through UvA student housing, or if you’re a senior student, you’ll need to find accommodation on your own. This page provides tips on how to find a accommodation, including options such as renting a room in a private home, flat-sharing with other students, or staying in a student hotel.