SSH is the largest student housing foundation in Utrecht. Next to SSH Short Stay, SSH also offers Long Stay housing to Dutch and Internationals between the ages 16 and 27 (even up to 30 years for PhD candidates). SSH Long Stay offers unfurnished accommodation to the person with the longest registration time.

Waiting time

The waiting time for SSH Long Stay ranges from 18 to over 30 months, depending on the time of the year and the popularity of the location. For more information please watch this video by SSH. Note that if you currently live in SSH Short Stay accommodation, you can request that your SSH Long Stay registration date is pushed back to your first day of renting via SSH. You can send this request to with your registration details.

Attending a viewing

When you respond to a room on the SSH Website, only the top ten candidates with the longest registration time are invited to a viewing. This viewing is usually in group form, followed by a vote of the current tenants. This is called ‘hospiteren’. Click here for more information or watch this video by SSH

Register now!

If you are a degree seeking student or PhD-candidate planning to stay in Utrecht for a year or more, we recommend you to register with SSH Long Stay as soon as possible to build registration time. It is possible to register prior to your admission.

  1. Click here for the SSH Long Stay registration form  
  2. Fill out the webform. It is possible to register prior to your admission process, simply register your prefered study programme
  3. Confirm your registration by paying the 20€ registration fee. You will be assigned a registration number that ranks your place on the waiting list
  4. When you have completed your admission with Utrecht University, you can request a proof of enrolment at the Student Services via
  5. Upload your proof of enrolment in your SSH account. Once you uploaded your documentation you can qualify for a housing offer. For more information on the required documentation follow this link to the SSH Website 

If you intend to stay in the Netherlands even more permanently, you can register with the regional social housing service Woningnet. Waiting time for housing on Woningnet is usually several years.