Living in Maastricht

Will you be moving to Maastricht, or will you keep living where you live now? These pages will tell you more about the things you'll need to arrange.

Is there a housing shortage in Maastricht?

Yes, so starting your house hunt early is essential. Housing options in Dutch student cities are very limited, especially at the start of the academic year. Therefore, we strongly advise you not to come to Maastricht if you have not found housing in or around the city before the academic year begins.

If you arrive without housing arrangements, please be aware that UM doesn’t offer student housing and online education isn’t available due to housing constraints.

Please consider using official housing resources such as or Exercise caution with Facebook housing offers and always inspect rooms in person. 

Non-EU students should note that their Dutch student visa requires residency in the Netherlands, ruling out living in neighbouring countries under this visa.

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Find accommodation in Maastricht

Are you coming to Maastricht and looking for a place to call your new home? Or are you already living in Maastricht and ready for an upgrade? There are many ways of finding accommodation. Maastricht University has partnered with some organisations (such as 'Maastricht Housing') to help its students and employees find suitable accommodation.

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Moving? Please inform us of your new address.

Are you a student at UM and are you going to move? Please inform UM of your new address. What you'll need to do that depends on your situation. Procedures differ for students moving within the Netherlands, students moving to the Netherlands from abroad and students going abroad. You should register with the municipality where you are going to live. If you are going to live in Maastricht, the university can help with your municipal registration.

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Huurteam Zuid-Limburg (Rental Team South Limburg)

Problems with your deposit or tenancy agreement? Paying too much rent or service costs? Or is your student house badly maintained? UM students who rent accommodation can obtain advice and guidance from the Housing Helpdesk.

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Parking possibilities

Do you plan on driving to UM (from abroad) every day? Do you live in Maastricht and own a car? Then UM and the Municipality of Maastricht have several parking options for you.

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