Being new in the city of Groningen it can be a challenge to find yourself a room. ESN Groningen is not responsible for finding you a room BUT we can definitely help you finding one. In Groningen there is no such thing as an university campus. Students in Groningen live in student houses amongst the locals in Groningen. However, there are houses that are especially assigned to international students called “International Student Houses”.
Through the Housing office, which is funded by the RUG and the Hanzehogeschool, you can apply for a room.The Housing Office offers furnished accommodation in Groningen for new international students up to the first 12 months of one of the Universities. If you come to our city to study or work at either the University of Groningen (RUG) or to the Hanze University of Groningen (HG) you are welcome to apply for housing with the Housing Office. For more information you can go to the Housing Office website which is:
If you are looking for a regular room in a Dutch student house amongst the locals there is a very popular website, which is basically a platform for people who want make their room available. Most of the rooms on “kamernet” are rooms that are not furnished. However; there are also temporary rooms which are furnished on this website. To be able to access the rooms that are available you will have to create an account which will allow you to view and reply to the rooms. For more information please go to:
Another good option for finding a room is the Facebook page: “Free Housing Announcements in Groningen” which is a Facebook group for students. This is basically a platform for international students who want to rent out their room for the time that they are abroad and for a students who want to rent a room. Many students are using this platform so take a look for yourself and hopefully you can find something.
If you come for an exchange semester to our city and you would like to rent a room in a Dutch student house from a Dutch student that sublets its room, go to www.HousingAnywhere.com. Only students can post advertisements (so no landlords). Be aware that in general accommodation is very scarce, especially short stay accommodation!
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