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How can I can apply for accommodation?

Are you already registered with us? Then you can apply for accommodation via the Stadswonen Portal. First check that you qualify for your chosen place. The conditions are shown in the advertisements.

How do you allocate accommodations?

We allocate vacant student rooms and student studios to applicants who have accumulated the longest waiting times. 

Once you’re living in one of our accommodations, you can move to another room or studio while you’re still studying. We allocate these prioritised by length of time already renting from us (x2) (existing tenants) and by waiting time (non-tenants). 

What happens after I apply for an accommodation?

Once the application deadline for that accommodation has passed, you can follow the status of your application in the Stadswonen Portal. Whether you are invited for a viewing or tenant interview depends on how long you’ve been waiting, if you have a declaration of urgency and, if the process involves tenant interviews, the current tenants’ preferences. You will only be offered one accommodation, even if you are top of the list for several places you’ve applied for.

Why can’t I submit any applications?

You will not be able to submit any applications if:

  • You are older than 27. Tenants can only live in our accommodations up till their 27th birthday. However, there are other options for finding a place to live in Rotterdam.
  • Your profile has not been completed correctly. You can only apply for accommodations that match your profile. Be sure to check whether the information about your course, income and age is correct. Change it if necessary, then try again. If you’re still unable to apply, send us an email with a screenshot of the error message you’re seeing.
  • You have failed to respond to an invitation for a viewing, or not shown up at a planned viewing, three times. Be sure to check your spam folder for any emails from us inviting you to a viewing. After a three-month break, you will be able to submit applications again.