Housing for international students

Studying in Amsterdam is an unforgettable experience. A good place to live will make your time abroad even more memorable.

Finding housing

Amsterdam is a great city to live in but its housing is severely limited. You must start your search for housing as soon as possible, and this may mean travelling to the city well before term starts. The options available to you are outlined below.

The severe housing shortage in Amsterdam means you must not wait to start your housing search. Use resources below to make a plan as soon as you can.

Applying for housing as a Bachelor's or Master's student

Once you have registered for an AUAS degree programme, and you are eligible for housing, you will automatically receive an email in early June inviting you to apply online for student housing.

Find out more about the procedure

Applying for housing as an exchange student

If you are coming to Amsterdam as an exchange student, you will automatically receive an email inviting you to apply online for student housing. This will arrive once your application for an AUAS exchange programme has been approved approved (in early November for the Spring semester, in early June for the Fall semester).

Find out more about the procedure

Costs and fees

Rent is between €360 and €850 per calendar month, depending on the type of room. In addition to rent, you must pay administrative fees, a refundable deposit and in some cases local taxes.

Read more about costs and fees


An overview of the regulations which are applicable if you are going to register for AUAS housing or if you have already been assigned a room through the AUAS.

Check the regulations

Room types

The AUAS offers student housing in various off-campus buildings spread across the city of Amsterdam and Diemen. Different room types, price ranges and locations are available.

More about room types and locations

Questions and support

Our Housing team is ready to assist you

+31 6 1539 81 22(opens in new window)
CET office hours from Monday to Thursday