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 rented 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 at our FAQ for subletting