Housing information for full-time RSM students coming to Rotterdam
Although a complete and useful overview of housing information for International Students can be found on on the housing pages of the Erasmus University, the information below especially applies to RSM’s first year BScIBA and MSc students coming from abroad.
As in many major European cities, the demand for reasonably priced housing in Rotterdam is very high. Therefore, make it your number one priority and start searching immediately after being conditionally or unconditionally admitted to our BScIBA or one of the MSc programmes. As campus housing is limited, you may have to look for a room on the private market or seek other alternatives. We strongly advise you to start looking at least four to five months months before arrival to avoid stress and disappointment.
SSH Student Housing
The ‘Short Stay Accommodations’ of RSM is run by the housing corporation SSH Student Housing (SSH), specialized in letting furnished accommodation.
For our first year BScIBA and MSc students coming from abroad, we reserve a range of furnished accommodation. Students can only apply for ‘Short Stay Accommodations’; for the first 12 months of their programme. After this period they have to find accommodation by themselves. This accommodation is not available for partners or families of the student.
For more information about the Terms and Conditions, the Rental Guide and the FAQ’s, please visit the site www.sshxl.nl/en. Any questions can be addressed to: Rotterdam@sshxl.nl
Available SSH housing/accommodation for BScIBA & MSc students
The SSH has four dorms you can choose from: one on-campus (Hatta Building) and three off-campus, only 15 minutes walking from the university (D'Blaauwe Molen, Overhoningen and Erasmus International House). All rooms/apartments are fully fitted and furnished (not self-contained). In most cases you have communal cooking facilities and sanitary fitting. Accommodations can unfortunately not be visited in advance, but descriptions of the different buildings are available on the SSH website.
The following approximate rental prices are being used:
Hatta Building (on campus) Rental prices: EUR 500 - 650*
D’Blaauwe Molen Rental prices: EUR 420 - 450*
Overhoningen Rental prices: EUR 470 - 500*
Erasmus International House Rental prices: EUR 530 - 550*
*Please not that rental prices are re-indexed every year
When am I eligible to apply for housing/accommodation at the SSH?
You can apply for a room once you have been conditionally or unconditionally admitted to the first year BScIBA programme or one of the MSc programmes. Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A fair distribution will be made under the EU and NON-EU BScIBA and MSc students.
When and how can I apply for housing/accommodation at the SSH?
You can register from mid April onwards. Earlier registrations will not be approved.
How do I registrate?
You should register in 3 steps.
Fill in a correct email address, since the communication with SSH will only go through email. You will receive a notification once you have completed your registration. RSM will review your application and approve it if correct. We kindly urge you to await for your approval before contacting RSM or SSH.
What if my registration with SSH is approved?
Log in to My SSH (the online reservation programme) to reserve a room within 7 days*:
Your educational institution: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Type of Resident: EUR Full Year Student
Select and reserve a room
After your room reservation SSH will send you a confirmation email and will request you to make a down payment within 24 hours of booking the accommodation. The down payment is non-refundable and consists of the reservation fee and a rent payment.
* If you have not selected a room within 7 days, your application will be set automatically to “not approved”. After this you can no longer reserve accommodation via SSH (to give other students also a fair chance to apply for accommodation).
What if my registration with SSH is not approved?
If your registration is not approved, this means that no more rooms are available for your programme. Even though you may still see rooms available on the SSH website, we will not be able to approve your registration. The remaining available rooms are meant for other programmes/faculties at the RSM/ Erasmus University. The SSH does not have a waiting list.
Which other housing/accommodation options do I have?
Xior Building (on campus)is a brand new Student building right next to the campus of the RSM/ Erasmus University. This 8th floor building upholds 280 studio apartments with all private bathroom and kitchen facilities. Registration opens mid May.
Housing Anywhere is a housing platform where people can rent out rooms to international students. It is a global platform where demand & supply of rooms for international students meet each other. Housing Anywhere offers a Secure Booking Service and has a Customer Care Team to help students book a room safely.
RoomPlaza offers students the possibility to rent a flat with a group of like-minded people. You can apply as an existing group or use your find-a-flat mate tool to form your own. RoomPlaza has a safe booking process with a 100% guarantee of avoiding scams by fake accommodation providers.
Kamernet is the largest online platform in the Netherlands that is specifically focused on bringing together the supply and demand of housing; such as rooms, studios and apartments. Tenants and landlords can get in touch and roommates can meet a new roommate. Kamernet does not own these homes. Registered users have direct contact with each other.
The Student Hotel – a hotel located in Kralingen Rotterdam which offers fully furnished rooms with a private bathroom, shared or private kitchen, WiFi, flat screen TV. Included in the price is a bike, use of the gym, study rooms, lounges and game rooms, 24-hour reception, laundry room and a restaurant/bar (booked by week, month, 1 or 2 semesters).
Stadwonen Rotterdam - Stadwonen Rotterdam own 6.000 rooms, furnished and unfurnished.
Rotterdam2stay – especially for students who want to live on their own. Have your own clean bathroom, personal kitchen and appliances. The living space offer comfort and privacy at an attractive price, which becomes even better with housing allowance.
You could also post a message on your IBA or MSc Facebook Group.
I have not found a room yet / I am waiting until my room becomes available
Looking for temporary accommodation? Please find below an overview of Hostels and Hotels:
Boat Hotel – a short stay apartment on a historical ship in the centre of Rotterdam.
King Kong Hostel - a very cool hostel that blends industrial design with 21st century contemporary art. It has a superb location in the Witte de Withstraat 74 which is in the heart of Rotterdam’s social scene and all the city’s best bars and restaurants are on your doorstep.
ROOM Rotterdam – located in Rotterdam’s historic Scheepvaartkwartier, near a beautiful little harbour. There are lots of good places for wining and dining in the area and close to the city’s main park.
Stayokay – this hostel is located in the city centre of Rotterdam in the striking cube houses. Next to Metro station “Blaak”.