International Housing

Utrecht Summer School courses are taught at several locations in and around Utrecht. In addition to the courses in Utrecht, we also offer courses in other parts of Europe. Part of this programme is hosted and organised at cooperating partner universities outside of the Netherlands. This year, courses will take place Italy, Germany and Latvia.

The information below is of the summer of 2022. New or adjusted information will be shared on this page in early 2023, for the summer of 2023.

Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence (NIKI)

The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence is part of 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 a spacious garden.


In general, accommodation is provided inside the institute. Students will be accommodated in twin bedrooms or 4-bedded rooms and are able to use a shared kitchen, dining room and bathrooms. You will share a room with students of the same gender.

In rare cases you will be housed in a hotel. The rooms in hotels are twin bedrooms and are equipped with: shower, toilet, television and wifi. The hotel will be located +/- 15 min. from the NIKI by public transport.

Housing Procedure

Your accommodation will be available to you on Sunday. This is the day before the start of the course. Check in takes place between 12.00 noon and 20:00h. Check out takes place on Saturday morning. Do you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier? This is sometimes possible, depending on availability. Contact us at for more information.

NIKI - library

Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR)

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) is the oldest and largest of the Dutch academic institutes abroad. For more than a century, KNIR has been committed to high-quality research and interdisciplinary education in the humanities, and served as a bridge between Dutch universities and the academic world in Italy. Housed in a beautiful stately villa and boasting a unique library collection and a diverse programme, KNIR is a great gateway to Rome, 'the Eternal City', for students and researchers.


KNIR does not have accommodation facilities. For the duration of the course you will be housed at the Camplus Guest Rome. The Camplus Hotel 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, 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. You will be housed in a twin bedroom. Bright and comfortable, the standard twin bedrooms offer all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay, such as Wifi; air conditioning; a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. It takes approximately 40 minutes to reach KNIR by public transport, which is taken into account during the course.

Housing Procedure

Your accommodation is available to you to you on Sunday. This is the day before the start of the course. You can check in between 14:00h and 22:00h. Check out takes place on Saturday morning. 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.

KNIR building

Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS) 

Freie Universität Berlin is a premier destination for research and education in Europe. Founded in 1948 by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin, the university nowadays holds an enrolment rate of circa 32,000 students. Freie Universität Berlin is ranked nationally and internationally among the top research universities in Germany. 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).


Freie Universität Berlin – like most German universities – does not own any student dorms or housing facilities. Therefore, for the duration of the courses, FUBiS arranges rooms in the Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde (JuLi), which is located in the southwestern Berlin district Lichterfelde. From the building it is a two- minute walk to the S-Bahn station “Osdorfer Straße” from where you can reach the FUBiS Campus within 25 minutes by public transport. Grocery markets and restaurants are located within immediate walking distance.

In the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, JuLi hostel is continually adjusting its in-house health and safety regulations. These may include a requirement for guests to show proof of vaccination and/or regular testing during their stay. It is the students’ responsibility to inquire detailed information on this from the program and/or accommodation partner, if they feel they might be unable to meet the set standards.

FuBis will assign you a twin bed room, closet and table. There are bathrooms available on each floor. In addition, you can use the washing machine and dryer for a small fee. There is no regular kitchen, but a small tea kitchen with a microwave and a water boiler which can be used by all guests. Breakfast is available for a small fee. On campus, the Mensa (dining hall), located in the vicinity of the FUBiS offices and classrooms, offers a wide selection of inexpensive food. 

Housing Procedure

FUBiS will assign you a double room in the Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde. You will receive detailed information about your accommodation and the move-in procedure before the course starts in Berlin.

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.

FUBiS building

University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte)

The University of Latvia is one of the leading research universities in the Baltic region and is acknowledged among European universities. The University of Latvia promotes the development of Latvian society and state, guarantees the students an opportunity to acquire excellent higher education and professional skills, as well as pursue personal development through scientific and creative work. Would you like to have more information about the University of Latvia have a look at their handbook for international students.


The University of Latvia does not have student dorms. For the duration of the course you will be housed at the 'Prima Student Hostel'. The hostel offers single or twin bed rooms; internet via cable; blanket; pillow and bed linen. There is also a small kitchen with basic kitchen equipment available. There is also a cafeteria on the campus with student prices. It takes approximately twenty minutes by public transport to reach the University of Latvia's main building.

The housing fee for a single room is € 210.00 for two weeks. If you want to, you can also stay in a twin bed room for € 140.00 for two weeks. You will be placed with a student of your own gender. If you prefer the double room please indicate so in your motivation when you are applying for the track or course in Riga. 

Housing Procedure

Your accommodation is available to you from Saturday 31 July onwards. You can check in between 13:00h and 20:00h. Check out takes place on Saturday morning between 06:00h and 11:00h. 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.

University of Latvia