International student housing
Studying in Amsterdam is an unforgettable experience. Find out here what you need to do to secure student 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. 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.
Finding housing on your own
If you are not eligible for AUAS student housing or not offered a room in AUAS student housing, you will need to find accommodation on your own.
Applying for AUAS 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 AUAS student housing. This will arrive once your application for an AUAS exchange programme has been approved (in early November for the Spring semester, in early June for the Fall semester). Be aware that availability is limited.
Applying for AUAS 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 AUAS student housing. Be aware that availability is limited.
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.
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.
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.
Take a look at the questions students regularly ask us about housing. If you still have a question, please get in touch with our Housing Team.
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 through Thursday