Housing facilities

Looking for a living unit in the University Homes or Residences? The Housing Office rents out rooms, studios and flats to international students, PhD, staff and visitors. It can inform you of or give advice on the private rental market.

In Ghent, there is a high demand for housing in the first semester. In the second semester, the housing market is more relaxed, which makes it easier to find a suitable living unit.
Update 16.05.2024: there are still living units available in Ghent and a couple of rooms plus in Bruges for the second semester of academic year 2023-2024.
You can apply for the academic year 2024 -2025 from May 1st
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The Halls of Residence have a great deal to offer:

  • Short stay possibilities, based on your enrolment at Ghent University
  • All-in rental price (including use of electricity, water, internet,... ).
  • Small deposit fee.
  • Provision of furniture and a set of bed linen.
  • On-site facilities: common room,  study room, bicycle park, laundry room, 
  • Peace & quiet, at night and during exam periods
  • 24/7 on-site support.

Get acquainted with our Halls of Residence: Check out the video and our Visual Guide 'Feel at home'.

I'm a tenant

in the University Halls of Residence

on the private rental market

I'd like to rent

Finding a suitable and comfortable housing unit is strenuous and will take a lot of time and energy due to the shortage of student accommodation.

A suggestion: try to move your stay, exchange or internship further down the year or to the second semester. The private rental market will have more availability.

Practical information about the University Halls of Residence

Available locations, prices & application procedures depending on your enrolment at Ghent University

Practical information about the Private Rental Market

I want to sublet my room

Sublease, what is that?

Are you doing an internship outside Ghent or going on an exchange program abroad for a few months, and will you not be needing your room for a while?

Did you know that in that case you can sublet your room to someone else?

Subletting offers you many advantages!
      • You don't have to give up your room where you like to stay
      • You don't have to look for another room for a shorter period
      • You can help another student who is looking for a room for a short period

Is it possible to sublet my room?

If you participate in a study exchange program or have to complete an internship, you have the right to sublet your room. You do not need the written permission of the landlord for this. The landlord can only object if he has a valid reason, e.g. the subtenant is not a student.

If you wish to sublet your room for any other reason, you need the written permission of the landlord.

Will I quickly find a candidate subtenant?

Absolutely. At the moment there are still many students looking for a room. Especially incoming exchange students who will only be in Ghent in the first semester are still looking.

A few hours after you have advertised your room, you may already have a candidate subtenant!

Do you want to sublet your room on the private rental market?

A step-by-step plan can be found at https://stad.gent/nl/student-gent/kotatgent/onderverhuren-doe-je-zo

For your convenience, here’s a Google-translated version of the Dutch website.

Do you want to sublet your room in the University Halls?

A step-by-step plan can be found in our FAQ for subletting

Housing in Kortrijk