Accommodation for DEGREE students

  • degree students enrolled in an International Course Program (ICP) subsidized by the VLIR
  • degree students who passed level 5 of the Dutch course
  • other degree students

Application criteria

Your housing application is valid (and will be processed by the Housing Office) from the moment you have received a “Letter of Admission” from Ghent University. The Housing Office will not be able to meet requests from degree candidates without a Letter of Admission. Also, if applicable, be sure you have your visa.


Location of the living units

Rental fee of the living unit

Academic year 2022-2023

  • Room plus (home Groningen and Göttingen): 481 EUR/month (12-month contract: 445 EUR/month)
  • Flat for couples (home Heymans): 750 EUR/month (12 month contract: 661 EUR/month)

Terms and conditions

When you apply for a living unit in the University Halls of Residence, you agree to these terms:

Rental period

  • The maximum rental period for ICP students is 12 months.
Re-applicants will not be considered for accommodation. Please check our website for more information on private housing.
  • The rental period starts on 21 September 2022. Need accommodation sooner?
  • Check-in is not possible during weekends, except for weekends in February and September.

Rental payment

  • The rent is due from the start of the reserved period. The tenant is obliged to keep the living unit that was allocated for the duration of the tenancy agreement.
  • The costs for the consumption of water, electricity and heating, provision of bed linen, cleaning of the communal areas, repair service and use of the internet are included in the monthly rent.
  • A monthly invoice will be sent to you by email, the deposit will be charged on your first invoice.
    Please note that there is no need to pay anything pre-arrival nor upon your arrival.

Modifications and cancellations

  • All modifications and cancellations must be done in writing, stating the reason and including the necessary supporting documents.
  • If you cancel your application after a living unit has been assigned to you by the Housing Office (upon which you receive a confirmation email), an administrative fee of € 75.00 will be charged. 
    An exemption is granted to applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements to be able to rent a living unit in the academic year for which they have submitted an application and inform the Housing Office of this situation in due time.

  • A ‘no-show’ equals a cancellation for which an administrative fee will be charged. In this case, no exemptions are possible.

  • From the start date of the tenancy agreement, the tenant may terminate the lease only if you terminate your studies or registration at Ghent University. The notice period consists of 1 month. The notice period of 1 month starts on the first day of the month following receipt of the email or letter.

Apply for a living unit

Re-applicants will not be considered for accommodation. Please check our website for more information on private housing.

Apply online

The rental period starts on 21 September 2022.
In case you need accommodation sooner, then please mention this in the remarks in your online application that you would need accommodation from 01.09.2022 onwards due to official preparatory courses.


  • For more information regarding University rooms, please consult the following webpage [Dutch].

Please note that your chances to obtain a room in the University Halls of Residence are extremely slim. Since priority is given to re-applicants and to students with a scholarship from the Flemish Government.
In case you still wish to apply, your application will be added to our waiting list.
There is an age limit: students older than 24 years at the start of the academic year will not be able to apply.

  • We advise you to look for a suitable living unit on the private rented market. Please check our website for more information on private housing.

More information?

For more information about the university rooms contact , tel. + 32 (9) 264 71 12