Emergency Shelter

At the beginning of the semester, it can be extremely busy when many new students enter the city. Unfortunately, not all students have been able to find a place before the start of the semester. That’s why we at ASVA, together with the educational institutions, the SRVU and others, take care of emergency shelter: temporary housing for those who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Many students can be accommodated in temporary housing by the UvA, HvA, and the VU. This means that you as a student are temporarily placed in a hostel. Examples of these are the Generator Hostel, but also a camping in the forest of Amstelveen. Contact details of UvA Housing can be found on this website, and contact details of the HvA can be found here. Students at the VU can send an email here.

Should it not be possible for you to find a place at the hostels, or at other temporary initiatives, you can try No Room for Us. This is a couch-surfing initiative, whereby internationals students temporarily stay over at other people’s places. Think of staying on someone’s couch, or in their spare room. For this initiative, we are always looking for ‘hosts’, people who can provide temporary housing to international students. Do you want to become such a host, or do you need a place to stay? Sign up via No Room For Us.