Practical information / Faculty of Economics and Business

Accommodation

We would like to stress that student housing is scarce in Groningen and we advise all our students to book their accommodation as soon as they have received their acceptance letter.

It is important to study the academic calendar so that you know your arrival and departure date. Please also keep in mind that all exams and retakes can only be done at our faculty (and not at your home university).

The University of Groningen is not a campus university and therefore does not offer campus accommodation. However, through third parties there are many (student)houses and apartments available, which are spread all over town.

To assist you in finding student housing, you can use the services of the Housing Office. The Housing Office is not the only organisation that offers student accommodation, yet it is the most reliable source for offering international students furnished rooms with prices that are inclusive (electricity, water etc). Many other agencies do not offer inclusive prices and/or furnished rooms.

The Housing Office is an organisation, which acts as an intermediary in finding temporary furnished accommodation for all international guests on behalf of the University of Groningen. The website of the Housing Office shows a variety of accommodations and their related costs. Prices range from €265 up to €900 per month.

Before making your  reservation, please carefully read the ground rules of registration of the Housing Office.

Procedure with the Housing Office

Step 1

Please note that you will have to be registered as an exchange student before you can apply for accommodation with the Housing Office. The reason for this is that the Housing Office will contact us for confirmation of your housing application. Only when we have received your details in the online application form, we can confirm your request from the Housing Office.

Step 2

Once you applied online as an exchange student at our faculty, we will check if you meet the requirements and if so, send you your acceptance letter. When we sent you your acceptance letter, we will also advise you to book your housing. You can do so by completing your application form for housing.

>> Choose: University of Groningen.

>> To register choose: the (Faculty of) Economics and Business.

>> Next choose if you are an exchange student: Exchange Student FEB.

The form has to be typed in and submitted on the Internet. You can make a print for yourself.  Your form will be sent to the Exchange Office since we will have confirm that you are indeed an exchange student for the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Deadlines for booking accommodation

Make sure to fill in the exact day of arrival and departure and make sure to arrive in Groningen in time. Please take into account that attending the Induction and Enrolment programme is compulsory!

Student housing is extremely scarce in Groningen (especially for the first semester!) so please make sure to book your accommodation in time.

>> Our advice would be to book your r eservation of accommodation a.s.a.p. but certainly before 1 June (for 1st semester) or 1 December (2nd semester).  

>> Please take notice of the academic calendar when booking your housing.

Tips and advice on accommodation

Besides the Housing Office, there are other options. B elow you find the details of some other corporations/real estate agents/platforms to which you can turn when looking for accomodation:

>> Lefier: http://stadgroningen.lefier.nl/nederlands/in/ik-zoek/kamer/foreign-students

>> Kamernet: http://kamernet.nl/huren/kamer-groningen

>> Temporary Room: http://www.temporaryroom.com/

>> Housing Anywhere: http://www.housinganywhere.com/rm

>> Op Kamers: http://www.opkamers.nl/index.php?lang=en

>> City Appartments: http://www.cityapartments.nl/

Also, keep checking the University of Groningen and Faculty of Economics and Business facebook site (and related pages/groups). Leaving students sometimes post their rooms on the wall or post a message that they would like to share a room with another student.

NOTE: Please be aware that renting a room through all of these services falls under your own responsibility. And please also be aware that often the prices does not include furniture and/or water/electricity etc.

Last modified:March 20, 2014 12:53