Finding accommodation in Nijmegen can be quite a challenge. Therefore, we have listed some tips and resources to help you find a room.
International students housing check
International exchange and Master's students are eligible for housing assistance via Radboud University. Check if you are eligible and find out what your options are.
General tips in finding housing
- Start searching as early as possible. Optimally, half a year in advance.
- Please note that for some housing agents (e.g. SSH&) it is mandatory to send in the official Radboud proof of study to apply for a room. Therefore, students need to apply for a study programme at Radboud University before the application deadline.
- Do not limit your search to Nijmegen itself, but also look in the surrounding area.
- If you are already in the Netherlands while searching for your room, you can also: Hang up notes at the supermarket, place advertisements in the local paper, and spread the word via your own social network. And sometimes the study association can help during Orientation Week.
And be careful!
- Never pay a 'mediation fee'. This is illegal in The Netherlands.
- Don't accept offers that are simply too good to be true.
- Be careful with landlords that ask you to send a copy of your ID.
- Avoid transferring large amounts of rent before having seen the room yourself. Although, in the Netherlands, it is common to transfer one month’s rent and a deposit in advance. This usually happens after you sign a rental contract.
- In recent years, lots of scammers have been active on non-commercial platforms like Facebook groups.
- If you cannot see the room before you arrive, make sure to make an appointment for a video call with the landlord and plan an online tour. Also, make sure you can clearly see the person you are dealing with.
- For international students: if you have not been able to find a room before 1 August, we urge you not to travel to Nijmegen, as it will probably no longer be possible to find a room.