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Student Housing

Being a student at University College Groningen means you’ll be part of a community and you'll live in UCG accommodation for the first year of study (or longer if you wish) UCG students live at Frascati International Students House, situated next to Groningen train station overlooking the Zuiderhaven canal, and just a few minutes away from the UCG campus building and city centre. You will have your own fully furnished room which is part of a unit consisting of 8-10 rooms. In each unit there is a kitchen, common room and bathroom facilities to be shared by the students in that unit. The building also has a laundry room, sports facilities and lockable bike shed.

The price of an average room of 19-20m2 will be around 470 euros monthly, you can indicate your preference for a room size and price wi the Admission & Enrolment Coordinator at UCG. We will send you the registration form by e-mail somewhere in March/April. If there are no rooms left in the category of your preferred room size and price, we will allocate a room for you in the next available category. We will review the room registrations on a first come, first basis. The price is all inclusive but excludes a one time reservation fee of 195 euros. Furthermore, you have to pay the first month of rent in advance. The allocation of the rooms will be done at the discretion of the UCG Board of Admission. Units will be mixed of gender and nationality.

How to apply for a room
You can register for a room with the Admission & Enrolment Coordinator at University College Groningen. The registration link will be communicated to you once registration is open.

Moving in date
We will offer new students two possible moving in dates into our student housing. The first will be on August 14th. By moving in on this date, students will have the possibility of joining the KEI-week, which is the general student introduction week in the city of Groningen (not UCG related). Students will be assigned in groups, mixed of nationality and study programme, and this will be the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the city of Groningen and student life. This week is not required, but we recommend it to new students because it is really fun. More information about this KEI-week could be found here.

The second possible moving in date will be on August 28th, which is right before the start of our own introduction week. This week is obligatory for first year UCG students.

Room Allocation
The allocation of rooms is at the discretion of the Faculty Board at UCG. The allocation of rooms will be decided taking into account the mix of male and female students, Dutch and International students and the variety of cultural backgrounds in the UCG student community.

Social Areas
Each cluster of 5-11 bedrooms will share a common room, and you will benefit from the ACLO sports facilities on the ground floor.

Accommodation Term
Information will be available shortly.

University College Groningen does not allow animals in the accommodation.

University College Groningen accommodation is a non-smoking area.

For your accommodation, you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of €195, and you will need to pay your first month’s rent in advance to SSH who manage UCG’s student accommodation (SSH are the independent non-profit organization providing student housing in Dutch cities, you can find out more here).

*Fair use policy – further details will be available soon (the policy will relate to your usage of gas, water and electricity according to the campus agreement and the charges that may be incurred due to excessive use).

Here is what our students have to say about living in the Frascati International Student House:

"Living with your fellow students is a blast! At UCG, we live together with our peers, and it is truly an integral part of campus life. I have made good friends with many of my house mates, and we  study, eat, procrastinate, chill, and party together. But luckily, everybody still leaves space for each other to have their own lives outside of campus, which prevents the infamous 'bubble' from forming. Our housing is also ideally located in the city with easy access to public transport (we live a minute's walk away from the main train and bus stations!), and it's only a ten minute walk/ three minute bike ride into the vibrant city centre." - Frank, third year student.

Next to studying with your fellow students, you are also living together which is great! If some deadlines are coming up, we are all studying together in the common room, with tea and some cookies baked my roommate who loves to bake. The rest, including me, loves to eat her cookies: great combi! There is always someone to hang out with and to have dinner with, if you want to. We are also supporting each other to work out, resulting in nice sport sessions, most of the time at the Aclo which is located on the ground floor of our accommodation.
- Carolien, third year student.

Last modified:12 March 2020 10.13 p.m.