Welcome to the Housing Office!
The Housing Office offers furnished accommodation in Groningen for foreign guests of one of the Universities. If you come to our city to study or work at either the University of Groningen (RUG) or the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (HG) you are welcome to apply for housing with our organization. You can choose between a room in one our fourteen International Student Houses or a room/apartment in the private sector. For a short film about us please click here.
Applications spring semester 2015
At this moment it is not yet possible to apply for rooms for the spring semester (February 1st until June 30). From January 1st of 2015 the Housing Office will be taken over by a new organisation called SSH. Students who would like to register for a room for the spring semester, can do this from November 4th through the new website: www.sshxl.nl/en. On this website you can see which exact rooms are available and you can reserve them directly.
Please note: guest lecturers, guest researchers or PhD students who would like to apply for a room from December 1st or January 1st can also register at www.sshxl.nl/en. Unfortunately until November 30th we will be completely fully booked. Therefore it is not possible anymore to register from November 1st.
Short stay contracts
We offer rooms in our International Student House based on short stay contracts. This means that guests can rent accommodation with a stay of either 5 months or 10 months with a possibility to extend the rental contract up to 12 months. These rental periods are equal to the semesters of the universities. The rental period you apply for should always correspond with the duration of your educational programm (up to a period of one year). All contracts start from the first day of any month and end on the last day of a month. For more information about the possible rental contracts, please click here.
If you choose housing in the private sector you will sign a rental agreement with a landlord. Housing Office is merely a mediator in this process and different terms and conditions may be applicable. Since we are depending on the availability of rooms on the private market, we cannot guarantee that the available types of rooms always matches the demand. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer you a room as you requested.
Housing in Groningen
Important to know is that housing in Groningen is scarce and expensive. Housing Office is a non-profit organization. We have a cooperation with both the University of Groningen (RUG) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (HG). This makes it possible to rent our rooms and to provide you with our service.