In Groningen, the SSH rents out 2000 student rooms, studio's and appartments for international students and staff only. The locations are divers: for example a former telecom office that we transformed into the Frascati residence, or rooms in an old primary school like our residences at Albertine Agnesplein or Moesstraat 16. Do you want to live close to one of the gorgeous parks in the city (like Martinihouse), or do you prefer to live closer to Zernike campus (at e.g. Kornoeljestraat or Upsilon)? Have a look at what the SSH has to offer in Groningen.
In Groningen we offer Short Stay accommodation for all types of students and studios for PhD students. PhD students can rent a studio via Regular Accommodation for a minimum period of 2 years to a maximum period of 4 years.
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When can I book a Short Stay accommodation?
The registration and booking dates for the 2020-2021 academic year have not been set yet. We expect this to be in April or May of this year, depending on your student type. In the beginning of March we will update this page to reflect the exact registration and booking dates per university and student type. Until that date it is not possible to register or book a room with us.
Please check this page again in the course of March to be informed about the publication dates and process of registration and booking a room with us.
Living as a student in Groningen
Groningen is a vibrant student city where more than 50,000 students study in higher and scientific education. Aletta Jacobs – the first female student in the Netherlands, Wim Duisenberg – the first president of the European Central bank – and Wubbo Ockels – the first Dutch astronaut – preceded you and successfully completed their studies in Groningen! This student city is very popular amongst international students. What’s not to love: the city is entirely adapted to students. You can find a large number of cafés and bars close to the Grote Markt, Poelestraat and Kromme Nieuwe Elleboog. The compact city center is filled with historic warehouses, courtyards and buildings. Groningen is also a city which innovates, it has the most exciting architecture within its boundaries and is constantly evolving with energy efficiencieny. Furthermore, the city was voted the Best City Centre two years in a row, due to its unique combination of boutiques and retail chains.
In the city of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen hold the largest numbers of students. We at the SSH work together with them to provide accommodation for you as a newly arriving international student and make sure you have a great start of your life abroad!
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
The Hanze University is the largest higher professional educational institution in the North of the Netherlands. They offer courses for almost every professional field for Dutch as well as international students.
University of Groningen
Students at the Groningen University can choose from nine faculties, housed in 150 buildings, spread throughout the whole city and surrounding areas. The University of Gorningen is the third largest university in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Utrecht.
With 25% of the population being students, the city lives and breathes student life. Students do not just provide the city with an economic impulse, they also ensure a bustling nightlife. The cafés and clubs, in particular in the Grote Markt and in the Poelestraat, are very popular among students. Groningen does not enforce fixed closing times, so students can go clubbing until the early hours of the morning, and go straight to lectures afterwards.
At the beginning of the academic year, thousands of first year students (both Dutch and international) gather in the city centre of Groningen. During the Freshers’ week, called Keiweek, they get to know the city: from study and student associations, sports associations, events, cultural organizations, to political parties: the whole of Groningen presents itself to the new citizens of the city.