International Student Housing Assistance Utrecht

Complaints about your room?
Problems with your landlord?
In need of legal advise regarding housing?

We are a joint association of three student organizations in Utrecht: ESN, VIDIUS, BuddyGoDutch and BoKS.

ISHA is a collaboration that has been established to protect the rights of Short Stayers (exchange students, master students and employees) renting a room of SSH for a short period of time. ISHA is independent of SSH. Even tough the main goal of ISHA used to be representing tenants’ rights and to improve the housing conditions of Short Stayers, over time the aim has spread to all international students in Utrecht that have questions in any way related to housing.

A bit more background on the organizations involved:

  • ESN is a non-profit international student organisation, active in 525 local sections in 40 countries. ESN Utrecht organizes all kinds of things for international students coming to Utrecht.
  • BuddyGoDutch is a non-profit international student organisation active in Utrecht. They match Dutch and international students and allow them to experience their differences in culture.
  • VIDIUS is the students union in Utrecht, mainly concerning the quality of studying and overall living of students in Utrecht.
  • BoKS is a union of tenants of the largest Utrecht student housing association, SSH. SSH Short Stay is part of SSH.

What don’t we do?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you any rooms or help you finding one. If you need a room go to or ask the university. You can also have a look at this page, for more information about finding a room  in Utrecht.