Rent is between €300 and €850 per month, depending on what type of room you have. In addition to rent, you must pay administrative fees, a refundable deposit and in some cases local taxes.
Rents for student housing vary between €300 to €850 per month. The exact figure depends on the room type, including the size, whether it is a private or shared room and the type of facilities (private or shared).
The monthly rent does not include administration fees, deposit and local taxes. You can pay in monthly installments.
When you rent a room in student housing, you commit to paying for:
The start dates in the 2019-2020 academic year are 16 August 2019 for the first semester and 29 January 2020 for the second semester. Renting month by month is not possible, nor can you terminate your contract early.
When you submit your application for housing, you will be asked to pay a fee. This is not merely an administrative fee. In fact, it is necessary to cover the extra costs that come with providing international students the privilege of immediately obtaining a room upon arrival in Amsterdam. The costs involved in providing this housing service have to be paid by the students who choose to use it, since these costs legitimately cannot be covered by university funds that are meant for academic purposes.
The costs of our housing service has various components:
You can pay online, in Euros, using either a credit card or PayPal.
UvA housing fee per person*:
Early bird fee
€209 for 1 semester
€413 for 2 semesters
€242 for 1 semester
€440 for 2 semesters
* When registering for a couples room, only the main tenant has to pay a double housing fee
The UvA housing fee will be refunded if we are unable to offer you a room. If we offer you a room but you do not make use of this offer, the fee will not be refunded.
You will be offered a room from one of the housing providers who work with us to provide student housing. The administration fee and deposit you are required to pay depends on which housing provider you are assigned to. More information is available in the PDF below.
Anyone living in Amsterdam who has their own private facilities (bathroom, kitchen) is expected to pay local taxes for services such as rubbish collection, water and sewage. These taxes are not included in the rent. The tax bill will be sent to you directly by the City of Amsterdam.
To make sure whether you do or do not have to pay local taxes, please contact your housing provider.
You need not pay these taxes if you have a low income. Consult the City of Amsterdam website for information (in Dutch) on how to submit an appeal.
If you live on your own with private facilities, you may be eligible for a rent benefit (in Dutch: huurtoeslag) from the Dutch government. Check the step-by-step plan below.
The government tax office provides detailed information on rent benefit eligibility conditions and how to apply.