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SSH Short stay accommodations

Reserved accommodation

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers international students the opportunity to stay in one of three buildings: Hatta, Erasmus International House and Robert Baeldestraat.

Rental prices range from EUR 475 to EUR 715 per month depending on the building and size of the room. These rooms are offered by SSH, the largest provider of student accommodations in the Netherlands. Student residents can stay for a maximum of 1 year.  After this period, you should find a room or apartment on the private market; see Alternative Housing Providers. The SSH short stay accommodation includes a furnished bedroom (bed, desk, chair, closet and lamp) and you will share the kitchen and bathroom with one or two other students (depending on the unit).

SSH Buildings

Click on one of the buildings to get an impression

Important dates for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester

30th of May                        The registration process starts for all incoming students
6th of June 12:00 pm (afternoon) Dutch local time

The reservation/booking process starts for incoming non-EU exchange students and Non-EU full degree students

7th of June 12:00 pm (afternoon) Dutch local time                    

The reservation/booking process starts for incoming EU exchange students and EU full degree students

Please note that registering this does not mean that you can book a room yet. Registering simply allows you to take your time to review SSH’s housing offers so that you are able to make an informed decision when it’s time to reserve and book your room.  Once a room is booked, the rental contract can only be cancelled under extreme circumstances. 

It’s important to note that rooms are allocated based on the “type of resident” and “gender” that you provided during registration. This means that the rooms you see on offer will vary depending on these options.  It is not permitted to choose an exchange room if you are a full degree student; also visa versa. These registrations will not be approved.

In order to be able to book a room, your status needs to be approved by the Centre of International Affairs at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Your approval will depend on whether or not you meet the criteria of eligibility.

Eligibility for Full Degree students

  1. You must have been accepted into one of our full degree programmes.
  2. You are between 16 and 30 years old.
  3. Incoming students get priority over current students.
  4. NON-EU students and EU students living outside of the European Union get first priority. We understand that full-degree students coming from outside of the European Union (EU) find it even more difficult to find a room.  As a result, non-EU students are given priority over EU students living in the European Union. Room reservation is done on a first-come, first served basis
  5. It is not permitted to choose an exchange student if you are a full degree student.     

Eligibility for Exchange Students

  1. You must have been accepted into one of our exchange programmes.
  2. you are between 16 and 30 years old.
  3. It is not permitted to choose a full degree room if you are an exchange student

Registration procedure

  1. Go to the SSH Registration Form.
  2. Fill in the required information (If you do not have a student number yet or don’t know your IBAN number, leave this field blank).
  3. If you are under 16 years of age, please contact SSH ( and inform them of your age before completing your registration.
  4. Once you have registered, your status will be set to “For Approval”. The Centre of International Affairs at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, will verify the information you provided.  If your registration is approved, your status will be changed to “Approved”.  If not approved, you will receive a message explaining the reason and an explanation of the following steps.

Reservation procedure

  1. Once your status is approved by the Centre of International Affairs you can reserve the room that fits your criteria best.
  2. After reserving a room, you will have 24 hours to pay for the room.  If the room is not paid for within 24 hours, your reservation will be withdrawn and another student will have the opportunity to reserve and book the room. The required payments are: first month’s rent, the last month’s rent and a registration fee of EUR 81.  If applicable you can also add a bedsheet package to your reservation for EUR 52,50. The bedsheet package will be ready for you upon arrival. This amount can only be paid by credit card. 

Rental Contracts

Contracts can only be terminated early under special circumstances, which means that you are expected to complete the contract period, even if your programme ends earlier. If you meet the criteria to terminate your contract early, it has to be approved by the Centre of International Affairs and you have to pay a cancellation fee of EUR 77,00 to SSH. Rental contracts for a room can also not be changed or amended. This means that a contract from 1 August – 31 January cannot be changed to 1 August – 31 December.

Rental periods are as follows:

Fall Semester
1 August 31 january 
1 August 31 July


Spring Semester
1 February 31 July


As we are unable to offer rooms to all of our international students, some students will have to look for a room on the private market. Take a look for more information about alternative housing options in Rotterdam or read more information about neighborhoods in Rotterdam



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