How long can I rent for?
Students and staff have different booking rights and different rental periods. In the box below, you will find the rental periods according to the type of tenancy:
|Students1||Summer students2||Staff3 (including PhD students)|
|Spring semester From January/February until July/August Fall semester From July/August/September until end of January||July- August||Staff can rent during the whole year|
|Minimum stay: 1 semester. Maximum stay: 2 semesters.||Minimum stay: 1 month. Maximum stay: 2 months.||Minimum stay: 3 months. Maximum stay: 1 year.|
1Rental periods for students
Students cannot choose their own rental dates. The rental contract dates for each room are set in advance and cannot be negotiated or altered. These dates are based on semester blocks of one or two semesters:
- Your contract start date depends on when the room is vacant, so it cannot be modified. Rooms can be rented from the date they are vacant, but not from your personal study/arrival/departure date.
- Your contract end date will be the end of the university semester (not your individual course’s study dates).
You should be prepared that you most likely will not find a room with contract dates that exactly match your arrival and departure dates. You may arrive and depart any time within the time span of your rental contract, but you will be financially and legally responsible for the room/apartment from and until the dates stated in your rental contract. Typical start and end dates are:
- Start on 15th July or later depending on availability and end on 31st January (Fall semester)
- Start on 1st January or 1st February and end on 14th July (Spring semester).
- Start on 15th July and end on 14th July the year after (two semesters)
Any individual can only rent from us for up to a year—regardless of whether their status changes from student to staff during their tenancy.
2Rental periods for summer students
Summer students can only rent a room/apartment for a minimum of 1 month up to a maximum of 2 months.
Before you browse through our vacancies, you can ask the system to search within the following rental periods:
– July 1st – July 31st
– July 15th – August 14th
– July 1st – August 31st
– August 1st – August 31st
It might be that your desired residence is not available at your desired rental period. Please pay attention to the contract start dates stated on the system when you are booking your room. Contract start dates are based on when the room/apartment is physically available. We do not modify contract dates according to your travel/study dates.
It is not possible to shorten your contract. You can opt to extend to the end of the summer period, provided that no one has booked your room after your original end date. You cannot extend your housing beyond the summer period, which is the 31st of August.
3Rental periods for staff
Staff can enter preferable dates in the system to narrow their search. However, each room has its own set start date (and sometimes end date) and these dates are fixed and non-modifiable. Contracts dates typically:
- Begin on the 1st or 15th of a month (but the housing system may showcase other dates based on availability)
- End on the last day of a month.
In addition staff have a time restriction on their rental period, as they can only rent from us for:
- A minimum of 3 months
- A maximum of 12 months
You may arrive and depart any time within the time span of your rental contract. However, you will be financially and legally responsible for the room/apartment from and until the dates stated in your rental contract.