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Housing for exchange students

Exchange students staying for (maximum) one semester

How to apply for a room?

Complete your request for accommodation in Mobility Online and choose one of the housing options:

  • Receive useful information to search for student accommodation (room/studio) myself.
  • Stay in a studio with a private bathroom and/or private kitchen on the private market. Keep in mind that the University of Antwerp doesn’t offer studios.
  • Stay in a room with shared facilities on the private market.
  • Stay in a room with shared facilities in a university/student residence. Keep in mind that the number of rooms is limited.

Keep in mind that:

  • the number of rooms in the university residences is limited. We offer 89 rooms at the Stadscampus and 16 rooms close to Campus Drie Eiken, Campus Groenenborger and Campus Middelheim.
  • the average price for a student room with shared bathroom and shared kitchen on the private market is 390 EUR/month. In most cases costs like internet, water, gas, electricity and heating are not included. The average price for a studio with a private bathroom and/or private kitchen on the private market is 450 EUR/month. In most cases cost like internet, water, gas, electricity and heating are not included.

When will I receive more information about my housing application?

Due to the large amount of incoming students, the International Student Housing Office sends you only one housing option. Don't forget to check your spam inbox as well.

You receive more information about your housing request between the following deadlines:

Students arriving in the first semester (autumn):

  • Between 27 May and 31 July 2019
    Please note that the we can only send you information about housing once your application for the University of Antwerp has been completed and approved by the faculty. If you haven’t heard any news on the status of your application by the first week of July please contact the international coordinator for a status update.

Students arriving in the second semester (spring):

  • Between 19 November and 19 December 2019
    Please note that the we can only send you information about housing once your application for the University of Antwerp has been completed and approved by the faculty. If you haven’t heard any news on the status of your application by the first week of December please contact the international coordinator for a status update.

Exchange students staying for a full academic year

Exchange students staying for a full academic year

How to search for student accommodation?

We advise you to use www.studentkotweb.be to find suitable accommodation. Kotweb offers the largest database of student accommodation in Antwerp. Owners can advertise their property free of charge on the site and manage their data themselves. Students can search the entire database quickly and free of charge. In attachment you may find a manual how to search on Kotweb. You can also check the movie from CTC Marketing! We advise you to search for a student accommodation with a green quality label and a model lease.

We advise you to search for a student accommodation with a green quality label and a model lease.

  • Green quality label: As a student, you cannot just rent any flat, bedsit, room or house. Accommodation for students must comply with certain statutory regulations in terms of quality, fire protection and urban development. The city of Antwerp inspects all student accommodation in Antwerp. Based on this inspection, the city services assigns a quality label to each student property. If you search on any other website, you won’t be able to see the result of the safety inspection, the quality label, and won’t know whether the student accommodation has been approved by the city of Antwerp.

  • Model lease: Letting contracts for student rooms are different from traditional letting contracts. If the landlord uses the model lease, you can be sure it is a contract with a good legal basis and corresponds to this rental law. The model lease is provided in Dutch and in English and can be checked online.  

Remark: If you are reluctant to book a room in advance, you are advised to book a room in a youth hostel or a budget/student hotel for the first nights of your stay. Meanwhile you can visit available student accommodations. 

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Please note that a bad connection from your student room to your campus is not a reason to end your contract with your landlord! So always check the distance to the campus. 

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