Erasmus University Rotterdam doesn’t deal with housing itself, but instead delegates this to the housing company Vestia Rotterdam Stadswonen. The Short Stay department of Vestia offers furnished rooms located close to, or in, the centre of Rotterdam for international students who are studying at EUR. You can rent these rooms either for a short length of time, around 4-6 months, or for a longer amount of time, around 10-12 months.
Vestia reserves just over 500 rooms for international students at EUR. As per the rest of the Netherlands and the Randstad in particular, competition for housing is tough and can be expensive as demand vastly outnumbers supply, so it is best to apply for housing as soon as possible to ensure that you won’t be left homeless by the time you arrive.
Room prices vary depending on availability and circumstances, but generally you can expect to pay between €500-600 a month. This includes all bills and utilities like heating, water and electricity, internet and maintenance.
If you are starting your program in September, you can arrive in the Netherlands and move in on 19th August.
You register for accommodation on the Vestia website 'Reservation' page, which also contains the step by step instructions on how and when to apply.
You can view the accommodation that is available to you with the Standswonen accommodation list.
Another housing partner of EUR is flexwonen.nl. This company acts as a middle man, where you can rent a room or apartment from an independent landlord.
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