Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is located in the southernmost part of the country, where the borders of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet. Cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London and Cologne are within easy reach. At this crossroads of countries, cultures and languages it offers an international and vibrant learning environment to students. More than 3.9 million inhabitants live in this multicultural Euregion Meuse-Rhine, but although the region is densely populated, the area is also known for its beautiful natural surroundings and hilly landscape.
Over 10% of Maastricht’s residents are students, almost half of whom come from abroad. The city is one of the most popular study destinations in the Netherlands for both national and international students. In the historic city centre you will find all a student needs: bars, restaurants and many shops. There is plenty of entertainment for an active student life with great theatres, cinemas, festivals, jazz cafés and sports facilities for students. Maastricht is a relatively small and safe city with an international flair.
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Accommodation for regular students
Students who come to Maastricht for the four year bachelor’s degree programme (not as an exchange student) are advised to contact ‘Maastricht Housing’ in their search of accommodation. Maastricht Housing is an initiative of the Student Housing Foundation Maastricht. This foundation is a joint effort of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht University, the Jan van Eijck Academy and the three housing corporations of Maastricht; Maasvallei, Servatius and Woonpunt.
Maastricht Housing helps students find suitable accommodation in and around Maastricht. They manage data on approximately 2,700 rooms offered by the housing corporations. In addition, many private owners offer their accommodation (approx 8000 rooms etc.) to Maastricht Housing for mediation.
Please visit the Maastricht Housing website for more detailed information: www.maastrichthousing.com.
Accommodation for exchange students
International students who are taking part in a study abroad semester at Zuyd can find accommodation at the Avant-Garde student dorms located at Vijverdalseweg 8 in Maastricht. The Avant-Garde dorms are furnished and have private showers and toilets. Shared facilities include a fully equipped kitchen: refrigerator, freezer, microwave and oven, laundry facilities and wireless internet. The monthly rent amounts to 350 euro all-in (plus a 500 euro deposit, to be paid in advance). It is only possible to rent these rooms for the full study exchange period (either one semester or one full academic year). Alternatively, accommodation can be reserved at the International House, which is run by the (SSH) Student Short Stay Maastricht. (Brouwersweg 100). The Maastricht hospital was once located in this building. The rooms are spacious and furnished and the monthly rent ranges from 369 to 512 euro per month (depending on the size of the rooms; shared rooms are possible), which includes a cleaning service, wireless internet and 24/7 on-site security. The online booking fee is 75 euro. All rooms can be reserved through www.sshxl.nl