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Housing

Due to the current housing crisis, the UvA urges you not to come to Amsterdam for your studies unless you have secured proper housing.

The Amsterdam housing market is extremely challenging. Amsterdam is a very popular city to live and affordable housing is scarce, especially for students. In this very tight housing market, UvA International Student Housing has a limited number of rooms reserved (approx. 3000 units) for roughly half of the newly incoming international students every semester.

The UvA cannot arrange accommodation for every incoming international student. Dutch universities are not allowed to own student housing, which means that you are responsible for arranging accommodation yourself. Therefore, we strongly recommend to take these two steps at the same time:

  1. Start looking for accommodation independently while you are still in your home country
  2. Apply for UvA Student Housing

To help you with the search for suitable accommodation, please read useful tips & tricks on Finding accommodation on your own, and participate in our upcoming Webinars. You can also watch earlier recorded webinars.

How do you apply for a room at UvA student housing?
Student vlog: How to find housing in Amsterdam

An international student ambassador shares his tips on how to find housing in Amsterdam.

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