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Housing living area with students

You will stay at Upsilon International Students House. This newly built residence is beautifully located between the city centre of Groningen and the University campus. There is a coffee corner at the main entrance and a rooftop where you can enjoy the sunset. You will have a fully furnished private room, with its own bathroom and toilet. The kitchen/living room is shared with approx. 8 other students, and offers you a place to have dinner or to play a (board) game with your fellow summer school students.


The kitchens are fully equipped with electric stoves, ovens, fridges, freezers, etc. and of course pots and pans. Please note that food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) is not included unless otherwise specified by your summer school. You should count on spending approximately €15-20 per day on meals, snacks, coffee/tea and/or other refreshments.


Many of our July and August summer schools offer housing to those participants who need accommodation. The service is optional, please indicate on your online application form if you want to have accommodation arranged for you. If you agree to have housing arranged for you, you will be offered a standard package with the following conditions:

  • Standard rental from Saturday 2 PM to Saturday 10 AM for € 245 (7 nights). This includes cleaning, bed package (duvet, pillow + linen) and basic kitchen utensils.
  • There are a few time-slots during which we can welcome you: arrival on Saturdays between 2 PM and 10 PM or Sundays between 2 PM and 4 PM.
  • Cancellation policy: Participants who cancel within 3 weeks before the start of the summer school are liable to pay the full amount.

Please note that the international student house is a regular home and not hotel-quality accommodation. If you prefer to stay in other accommodation, please make use of one of the many hotels in Groningen.

Arrange your own housing

Of course you can still decide to arrange your own housing. There are various opportunities, ranging from low-budget youth hostels to bed and breakfasts and (high-end) hotels.

Please do keep in mind that Groningen is a popular student town, and that housing is scarce and expensive as a result of an ever growing student population. In addition, there is the risk of higher hotel rates because of the holiday season in summer time

Last modified:15 October 2019 11.52 a.m.