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 to help students and employees of Maastricht University find suitable accommodation:
In case you haven’t found suitable accommodation yet, then we urge you to please arrange this as soon as possible. If you still have not found accommodation before the start of the academic year in September, we’re sorry to have to advise you not to come to Maastricht.
Maastricht Housing: suitable homes for long and short stays
Maastricht Housing is the official housing agency for Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Jan van Eyck Academy. The main objective is to provide mediation between students, the UM Guesthouse, housing corporations, and private landlords and therewith supporting students and official employees in finding qualitative and affordable housing.
Maastricht Housing offers various unfurnished rooms, studios and apartments for students and staff who wish to rent for an indefinite period. These living spaces are owned by private landlords, real estate agents and three Maastricht housing corporations.
Are you looking for furnished housing for a limited period (less than 1 year)? Then you can book a furnished room or studio via the UM Guesthouse reservation system.
If you’d like to make sure early on that you’ll have a place to stay during your time in Maastricht, the rooms/studios offered at the Maastricht University Guesthouse may be the thing for you. These rooms can be booked well in advance, so that you won’t have to worry about whether you’ll have accommodation. All Guesthouse reservations can be cancelled without any costs up until 1 month before your arrival. The rooms are fully furnished, so you only need to bring your own personal items.
- UM Guesthouse offers accommodation to bachelor, master and exchange students.
- All common rooms, kitchens, showers, toilets and hallways are regularly cleaned by our cleaning company according to the COVID-19 cleaning protocol. This assures you a safe living environment.
- The rental price includes all costs for your stay with the UM Guesthouse including electricity, heating, water, (municipality) taxes, cleaning, etc. There are no additional bills.
Register with Maastricht Housing
Registration costs € 35 once and you can pay this while registering via iDEAL, PayPal, Mastercard, Visacard, Bancontact, GiroPay or International or domestic bank transfer (Sepa).
Preferential scheme for assigning accommodation
Some students are eligible for preferential treatment when getting unfurnished accommodation from a housing corporation.
- Students with a 'top athlete' status (RS1 or higher)
- Students with a disability
- Students with a residential address outside the EU
If you believe you are eligible for preferential treatment, you will be asked to upload supporting documents that prove you meet the requirements during the registration process.
Extra accommodation in Maastricht and Sittard
In order to prevent major problems with student housing in September, the university is working with the municipality to create extra housing units in Maastricht.
Before 1 September 2022, 200 to 300 additional units (modern studios) will be available at the Randwijck location in Maastricht. 300 more will become available until November.
Cozy, affordable and international living in Maastricht
At the Sorbonnelaan in Maastricht you live close to the city centre, Maastricht University and opposite to the UMC+, surrounded by a nice community of international students.
All studios are equipped with a private bathroom and kitchen. If you really want to move into your new home without any worries, you can also opt for fully furnished and upholstered studios. While you can study undisturbed from home, you will find all the necessary amenities nearby. And the various cozy communal areas certainly provide the community feeling.
You can already rent a studio of 16m2 from 427,- ex per month. Most studios are below the rent allowance limit, which means that as a student you get part of your rent back via an allowance from the Dutch government. That's how the prices match. The studios are also larger than rooms in the centre of the city. Combine this with the services of Plaza Resident Services, such as a laundry room, WIFI and maintenance service, and it makes it well worth the price.
There are currently several studios available. For more information and application: Renting at the Sorbonnelaan in Maastricht
Additional student housing in neighbouring municipality of Sittard
Additional student housing is also available in the city of Sittard. For more information and subscribing to their newsletter for updates: Coming soon STAYground | Holland2Stay
Match Homesharing: help your host and live cheaper
Willing to go the extra mile? Apply for the Homesharing project by Match Maastricht, an initiative by the Maastricht municipality and Maastricht University to connect students and locals.
In Homesharing, you deliver small services for your host for four to seven hours a week, in exchange for a rental discount of €150 per month (for seven hours service). You will have your own private room with shared facilities and it is a great opportunity to get to know the local culture.
Match Houses: develop yourself, make an impact and pay no rent
Would you like to work on your personal development and live affordably? In the Match Houses you work together with your housemates on social projects. You pay no rent (only service charges) and live there almost for free. In exchange, you work eight hours per week on connecting your neighbourhood.
You set up your own project, have meetings with welfare organizations or join volunteer initiatives. The project includes group and individual coaching!
Please note: for this project you have to speak Dutch.
Hospi Housing: stay with a host or guest family
Staying with a host or guest family will provide you with a soft landing in town and is the perfect way to get in touch with the local culture and language. You’ll have your own private room and shared facilities like a kitchen and bathroom.
Hospi Housing works together with the municipality of Maastricht, Maastricht University and Match Maastricht and has a big network of verified hosts and guest families. They can help you get in touch and provide you with all the advice you need!