After you've been admitted to the UvA, you'll receive an invitation from your faculty to apply for housing through our online application system. Respond to this invitation as quickly as possible! There may not be enough rooms to meet the demand.
It is important to check your inbox and spam regularly, because the link to the housing application form will be sent to you by email. On this application form you can indicate your preference for the type of room and price category. It is not possible to indicate your preference for a location.
Please keep in mind that most of the international students will receive an invitation, but this is not always the case. You can check with the International office of your faculty if you are eligible for UvA student housing.
The exact timing depends on your faculty and degree programme, but as a rule:
In most cases, UvA student housing is available for a maximum of one year.
If you decide to stay in Amsterdam for longer than one year, we strongly advise you to register on Studentenwoningweb.nl and ROOM.nl early as possible, as these are waiting time based platforms. You can also look at the tips for finding accommodation independently.
Clicking on the link in the invitation email will take you to our online application system. You will then be required to fill in a form. In addition to personal information, you will be asked about:
Requesting a specific location is not possible.
If you have special housing needs because of a disability, please upload a medical statement in the application form and contact your Faculty’s International Office to specify your needs.
The Early Bird deadlines for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
You are welcome to apply after the early bird deadline, but your chances of getting a room are smaller. The UvA housing fee is also higher after this deadline
Once you have completed the form, follow the instructions for paying the UvA housing fee.
After submitting your application, check your email daily to find out if you’ve been selected for student housing. This can take some time.
Make sure you respond to the room offer as soon as possible! If you fail to respond by the date given, you lose the room and will be placed at the end of the waiting list. The UvA housing fee will not be refunded in this case.
Your room reservation is confirmed once you make your first payment. Instructions for making this payment are included in the email that you receive from one of the housing providers. Be aware:
For new international UvA students, the UvA offers a pick-up service on specific arrival days, from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam, with full service and an official welcome. These pick-up days are organised in cooperation with housing partners. There are two Pick-up days in August and one in January.
The pick-up days for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
If you do not arrive on one of these dates, you need to go to your housing corporation to finalize your registration and collect your keys.