Information about
living in Groningen

Almost everything you need to know

Top 3 most asked questions

Can I live on the campus

Dutch universities do not have a tradition for on-campus housing. In Groningen, the entire city is your campus. Students, both national and international, live in student houses in the city center or around the city center.

Starting August 2024, there will be limited housing available at the Zernike Campus with SSHXL.

More information about the campus can be found here.

Does the university have their own dorms?

No, the RUG and Hanze have no dorms. Students have to find their own accommodation by themselves. For internationals, there is also the SSH, which provides accommodation for international students only.

More information can be found here.

When should I start looking for a house or room?

The demand for student housing is high in popular student cities like Groningen. Therefore, you should start looking for accommodation months before you arrive, preferably 3-4 months.

More information can be found here.