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 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).

Fubis Housing

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” and “The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century”, FUBiS arranges rooms in the Steps 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 double room in the Steps Hotel Berlin. You will receive detailed information about your accommodation and the move-in procedure 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 twin bedrooms 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

*In some cases you will be housed in hotels. The rooms in hotels are twin bedrooms and are equipped with: shower, toilet, television and WiFi. Your roommate will be a student of the same gender.

Camplus Guest Rome

Camplus Guest Rome is located in the northeast corner of the city, in the historic Pietralata neighbourhood, the backdrop of Pasolini and Morante novels. It is a design-oriented building, which is built with sustainable materials and is particularly bright inside, thanks to its functional, modern fixtures.

The Rooms

The rooms, located from floors three to six, offer a relaxing view far from the traffic of the metropolis, and boast all the amenities that a hotel has to offer. The panoramic, fully equipped gym, complete with changing rooms, allows you to relax any time of day. The reception is open 24 hours a day, and it is possible to park in the indoor garage. You will be housed in a double room. Bright and comfortable, the standard twin bedrooms (approx.. 16 m²) offer all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay, such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a private bath with a shower, and complimentary toiletries. The rooms will be set up with 2 single beds.