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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 2019

To qualify for the rooms we reserve for first-year students each year, you first need to be registered with Stadswonen Rotterdam as a house-hunter. From the beginning of June, you can then register for FirstYearFirst via your Stadswonen Portal (see example). 

From July, everyone who’s registered for FirstYearFirst can apply for homes that are advertised as FirstYearFirst / Room promotion. 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. 

FirstYearFirst 2018 conditions

    • You must be aged between 17 and 23
    • You must be about to start your first full-time higher education course
    • Your course begins in September [year], in Rotterdam 
    • When signing your rental agreement, you need to be able to provide a DUO-certificate or official confirmation of registration for your course

    Which properties are available via First YearFirst?

    A number of properties have been selected for inclusion in FirstYearFirst 2019. 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 2019 between 1st June and 1st September 2019. Rooms will be offered from 1st July to mid-October 2019, although the programme will end sooner if all the available rooms have been allocated.