International students can look for housing using Kotwijs, the online address database from the Housing Service, in which they will find a detailed overview of private rental accommodation for a full academic year and for a shorter period.


Addresses vacant for the new academic year are advertised from 9th of May. Also rooms subletted by Belgian students can be consulted in this database. Throughout the year, the programme can be consulted from home or locally in the computer room of the Housing Service for those students that don’t have access to internet. You can enter your requirements regarding type of accommodation, facilities, maximum rent, etc., and the system will show a selection of suitable addresses, together with the landlord’s details.

The database is updated constantly: rented rooms are removed and new ones are added. After performing a search via the address database, it is recommended that you visit the rooms as quickly as possible.