Finding suitable student accommodation in Rotterdam by yourself can be challenging, especially if you are coming from abroad. However, RSM, Erasmus University (RSM) gladly assists you by offering a few suggestions through which you can find accommodations.

As soon as you have a conditional or an unconditional offer, we strongly advice you to search for accommodation.

For the main accommodations providers please visit the University website


  • SSH Reserved Accommodation: the Netherlands' largest provider of student housing. SSH Reserved Accommodation only rent rooms to 1st year MSc & BScIBA students coming from abroad (rental period: 12 months).
  • Dedicated short stay reserved accommodation offered by SSH: furnished rooms, exclusively for 1st year international students staying in Rotterdam.
  • Please note that you can only book ‘Reserved accommodation’ for the first year of your study (SSH only offer 12 month contracts). After your first year you can register for the ‘Regular accommodation’.
  • All SSH reserved accommodation designated located on Woudestein campus (Hatta Building) or within walking or cycling distance of the campus (Erasmus International House, De Blauwe Molen and Overhoningen). 

Registering for SSH Reserved Accommodation
After admittance to the BSc IBA or MSc programme, you could register on the SSH website, but please note that registrations can be made and approved not earlier than April (specific date will be announced in the spring of 2017). Await your approval and search for housing in the on-line housing database. Your contact person is: Joyce Maliepaard. She will approve your housing registration. If you have problems, other issues with your registration or under the age of 18, please contact SSH:

Prices range between € 350 and € 650 including services.

•Rental periods
 Rental periods for study year 2017 - 2018 will be announced in March 2017

! Please be aware of the fact that short stay rooms are available through SSH on a fixed-term tenancy only, meaning that the tenancy cannot be terminated early. A Tenancy Agreement can only be terminated before the end of the term in case of cancellation of the course with permission of the educational institution.

Private Market:

On the private market, you will find an endless range of furnished and unfurnished rooms and apartments owned by an infinite number of private individuals. Room rates start at about € 300 ranging up to € 1500 (  


If you cannot move into your short-term accommodation upon arrival (because the contract starting date is later than the day of your arrival) you can book a room in a hostel.

Four good and reasonably priced hostels in the centre of Rotterdam are hostel King Kong, hostel ROOM, hostel Stayokay and hostel de Mafkees. With Stayokay RSM negotiated a special agreement for prospective students. You need to show the letter of acceptance of RSM (to be received by email after accepting your offer). Please contact Stayokay for more details.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions very carefully before signing any rental agreement contract. The RSM is not responsible for any signed contracts.