How do I increase my chances of booking Smart City Lofts accommodation?
The accommodation is rented out on a first come, first served basis. Once registration and booking opens you are advised not to postpone this to a later time. Still, even if you keep to the booking date, there is a chance that you will not be able to book a room. Take this in mind and also explore alternative options beforehand.
Can I rent Smart City Lofts accommodation for longer or shorter?
This is not possible. Smart City Lofts accommodation is only available for a fixed rental period of 12 months and only for the first year of studies. If you are looking for accommodation for a shorter time frame, for example because you are planning to conduct research or an internship abroad, it is not possible to book this accommodation.
Does Smart City Lofts offer accommodation to couples or families?
Smart City Lofts does not offer accommodation for students who bring their spouse, partner or family. If you are looking for accommodation that is suitable for a family, please read our tips and tricks that can help you find accommodation on your own.
What if I am not able to book via the Reserved Accommodation Programme?
Because the number of reserved accommodations is limited, most students have to search for a room on their own. This can be difficult and time-consuming but the right preparation can increase your chances. At Utrecht University we aim to help and inform you best we can. Follow this link for tips, tricks and important things to keep in mind during your search. Also, if you have any questions or need additional advice make sure to reach out to us!
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