Accommodation for exchange students

Application criteria

In order to apply for housing, you have to initialize the application exchange procedure.

The Housing Office will be able to process your housing application as soon as you have been accepted as an exchange student at Ghent University.

Location of the living units

Rooms plus: site Kantienberg

Rental fee of the living unit

Academic year 2021-2022

Rooms plus: 459 EUR/month (12 month contract: 425 EUR/month)

Terms and conditions

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

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 common areas, repair services and use of internet are included in the monthly rent. The use of cookware such as pots and pans, cutlery/crockery (only available in studios) is also included.
    • 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.

    Rental period

    • The minimum rental period is 3 months, the maximum rental period is 12 months.
    • Check-in is not possible during weekends, except for weekends in February, July, August and September.

      Modifications and cancellations

      • All modifications and cancellations must be done in writing, stating the reason and including the necessary supporting documents.
      • In case you wish to change the period for which you have made a reservation, please inform us at least one month before the start of the confirmed period. After that time, requests for changing the period will no longer be accepted and the rent will be due for the confirmed period.

      • Re-applications must be submitted online and are only taken into consideration if there are no rent arrears.
      • 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

      • Academic year 2021-2022

      All units for the first semester are occupied but there are still plenty of rooms available for the second semester.

      Check our webpage for information regarding the private rented market.

      In case you still wish to apply, your application will be added to our waiting list.
      Do not forget to read the Terms and conditions mentioned above before you apply for housing.

        initialize your exchange application procedure

        after which you will be able to apply for housing.

        (If you are a PhD exchange student, you must apply via this application procedure as well. However, then the terms and conditions of PhD students   apply)

          More information?

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