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FirstYearFirst – priority allocation for new students!

Planning to go to college in Rotterdam, and need a place to live? If you’re 23 or younger and about to enter full-time higher education for the first time, get yourself signed up for FirstYearFirst and get priority room allocation as a first-year student.

Each summer we prioritise a selection of our rooms for first-year students. This means those who are just starting out have a better chance of getting a room in Rotterdam quickly.

Registration for FirstYearFirst 2020

Register for FirstYearFirst:

  1. Register with us as a house-hunter. 
  2. Register for FirstYearFirst via your Stadswonen Portal, from mid May
  3. Apply for homes that are advertised as FirstYearFirst / Room promotion (in Dutch: kameractie), from July

FirstYearFirst 2020 conditions

  • You must be aged between 17 and 23
  • You must be about to start your first full-time higher education course 
  • It's an education course in Rotterdam
  • Your course begins in September 2020 
  • You need to be able to provide a DUO-certificate and official confirmation of registration for your course

This programme prioritises room allocation to first-year students. Be aware though, that participation does not guarantee you’ll get a room, as it is still likely we’ll have more applications from first-year students than rooms available.

Which properties are available via First YearFirst?

A number of properties have been selected for inclusion in FirstYearFirst 2020. It is also possible that other properties will be added during the period the programme is live.

When can I register and apply?

You can register for FirstYearFirst 2020 between 15th  May and 1st September 2020. Rooms will be offered as long there are rooms available. The programme will end if all the available rooms have been allocated.