Since we currently operate with a minimum amount of staff at our offices, we ask you to direct any questions to us via WhatsApp (+31 88 730 4200) or e-mail (info@sshxl.nl). We can only be reached by phone to report an urgent repair. Should you want to report such an urgent repair, you can do so by calling our general phone-number (+31 88 730 4200) and follow the appropriate options mentioned in the menu (first conveyed in Dutch, then in English). For all other questions or problems we urgently request you to reach out to us via WhatsApp or e-mail.

Why SSH


Why SSH?
Real life starts at the SSH! We provide students:
- affordable rooms and properties for a price range of 270–600 euros a month
- good quality of living conditions
- proximity to educational institutions and city life
- pleasant, safe and practically furnished rooms for living and studying
- cosy communal areas for cooking, chatting and Netflixing together
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In which cities are you located?
We offer different types of accommodations in Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amersfoort, Zwolle, Tilburg, Groningen and Maastricht. In Groningen and Maastricht we only have Short Stay rental offers for international students who will be here for 6-12 months. In other cities we have Short Stay as well as unfurnished rental offers. Please check out https://www.sshxl.nl/en/cities.

What’s your rental offer?
We offer rooms (with shared kitchen, bathroom and/or toilet) and independent residences (with your own facilities). Besides that, we have
- Regular offer: fixed term contract. We assign our accommodations based on SSH-registration number, although there are some exceptions.
- Short Stay offer: furnished rooms for internationals who will be here for 6-12 months. First come, first serve.
- Temporary offer: fixed term contract for unfurnished rooms in buildings that will be renovated or demolished.

Who can apply for this offer?
In Utrecht, Rotterdam, Zwolle, Tilburg and Amersfoort our unfurnished rooms are for students only. They are rented out with a campus contract. In the student complexes, the campus contract also applies to independent residences. A student is defined as being enrolled in a full-time or part-time (at least 19 hours a week) educational program at most intermediate educational vocations (MBO), universities of applied science (HBO) or universities in The Netherlands. Your education has to meet the conditions of the Dutch law of higher education.

In some instances you can rent independent residences without being a student. In that case, you will see ‘Campus contract: no’ in the advertisement. Please note that in Utrecht you already need to be an SSH tenant before you can apply for the offer.

Also Ph.D. students can apply for rooms. When you are a Ph.D. student at a Dutch university (in Dutch: aio, oio or promovendus), SSH considers you as a student.

We also rent out accommodation for students with special housing needs. Please contact us for more information about this.

What does the campus contract mean?
A campus contract is a rental contract applied to accommodations that are intended for students only. This contract specifies that you can live in that accommodation if you are a student. In Groningen there are Ph.D. students who receive a Ph.D. contract. This contract is the same as a campus contract, with the difference that it is a contract specifically for Ph.D. students. Similar to the campus contract, the Ph.D. contract specifies that you can only live in the accommodation if you are a Ph.D. student.

SSH checks annually whether occupants are still students. We will ask you to upload your proof of a study grant from DUO or a student ID card (only valid when it shows that you are fulltime enrolled in a program) onto your personal page. We need this information for proof of income, but this immediately proves that you are a student at the time when you move into the accommodation where the campus contract applies. If you are no longer a student, you will have to find other accommodation. You have to find it in a year's time.

When you are a Ph.D. student you can stay in your unfurnished accommodation while you are working on your doctoral degree. We check annually whether you are still a Ph.D. student based on a recent pay slip. If you are no longer a Ph.D. student, you will have to find other housing. You have to find it in a year's time.

What’s the price?
It ranges from 270 till 600 euro per month. The price depends on the size of the room, the number of roommates and shared or own facilities. Here you can check out the price per room.