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International Housing

The Utrecht Summer School courses are conducted in several locations in and around Utrecht. In addition to courses in Utrecht, we also offers international combination courses, which give students the possibility to attend an international course. A part of this programme takes place at the cooperating partner universities outside of The Netherlands.

Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS) 

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 with considerable US support and ranks among today’s leading universities in Germany and Europe. The university campus is located in a charming and mostly residential area in Berlin’s green southwest. Yet, thanks to Berlin’s superb public transportation network, it is within easy reach from the city’s downtown areas. As officially enrolled students of the Utrecht Summer School, you have access to all FUBiS campus facilities (e.g. computer and WiFi facilities, student dining hall, libraries).

The rooms

Freie Universität Berlin – like most German universities – does not own any student dorms or housing facilities. For students taking the course “Art in Germany: From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century”, FUBiS arranges single rooms in the youth hostel “Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde” (JuLi). Each student has an individual room furnished with a bed and closet. Common areas (bathroom and tea kitchen) are shared with other guests. A breakfast buffet is included. For students taking the course “The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century”, FUBiS arranges rooms in the Step Hotel Berlin. Rooms are shared with one student of the same gender and are furnished with a bed, closet and table. A breakfast buffet is included.


On campus, the Mensa (dining hall), located in the vicinity of the FUBiS offices and classrooms, offers a wide selection of inexpensive food. Here, students can enjoy nutritious lunches, vegan/ vegetarian, and at least one organic meal. In addition, salads, antipasti, bagels, cakes, rolls, and fast-food style meals are available.

Housing procedure

FUBiS will assign you to a single room in a shared apartment at the student village Schlachtensee. You will receive detailed information about your accommodation and the move-in procedure a few weeks before the course starts in Berlin.

Check in and check out

Housing is provided from the first Saturday until the last Saturday of the two-week course programme in Berlin. Should you want to arrive before the official arrival and move-in day (or stay longer than the official day of departure and move-out) you will need to arrange individual accommodation for the extra days yourself.


Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence (NIKI)

The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence is part of the Utrecht University. The Institute was founded in 1958 and promotes research on Italian art, on Dutch and Flemish art and artists in Italy, and on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North.


The Institute is located in a quiet area in the city of Florence (Viale Torricelli 5
50125 Firenze) and is surrounded by an extensive garden. Accommodation is provided inside the institute*. Students will be accommodated in double rooms or 4-bedded rooms and will be able to use a shared kitchen, dining room and bathrooms. Students will share rooms with students of the same gender. 

* Please note: due to popularity of the international art courses the rooms within the Institute are already fully booked. We created extra course places, so you are still able to apply for the art courses that (partly) take place in Florence. However, students who applied after April 1st will be housed in hotels in Florence. The hotel accommodation will be close to the institute and there will be no extra costs (accommodation is included in the fee). There is no kitchen available to students who stay in the hotel accommodation.


St. John’s University Rome

The Campus

The campus where you will reside is centrally located in Rome’s Prati district, close to the Vatican and other historic sites. Students enjoy ultramodern facilities within an historic setting — high-tech classrooms with old-world architectural details; a computer lab with 11 work stations; a wireless broadband network; single, double and triple student residences; and a landscaped courtyard. In addition, the campus has two large lecture halls, a student lounge, a library, a computer lab and a central courtyard open to all students, faculty and administrators. WiFi  is available throughout the building. There is a 24-hour security, and a Residence Director and Graduate Resident Assistants who live on site. 

The Rooms

The student accommodations are located on the top two floors of the campus and housed in the same building as the classrooms and administrative offices. There are single, double and triple rooms available. Each room contains one or more single bed(s), desks, shelves and closets. On each floor there are bathrooms and a lounge equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, sink area, table and chairs. There are two full kitchens available for use by all dormitory students.