Looking for student housing in the capital? It’s worth it!

Renting a student room in Brussels has a lot of perks: you live close to the campus, close to your friends and in the middle of the exciting city life. Brussels neighbourhoods offer something for all tastes, preferences and budgets.

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You will find a very varied range of student rooms in Brussels. But how do you start the search for a room that suits you?

List your expectations

Try to narrow down your choice by defining what’s most important to you: do you prefer to live close to your college, or would you rather discover new neigbourhoods? Do you need a lot of private space, or do you like sharing a kitchen and/or living room with other students?

During the Open Room Days, you can experience the atmosphere of several student houses, and meet students who live in these houses

Search via MyKot

You can check the student housing of your college or university, or search on MyKot. MyKot is the largest room finder for student accommodation in Brussels. You will find more than 3,000 student rooms published on MyKot, both from Brik itself and private landlords. 

You can filter out the criteria that are important to you, to find a student room that suits your expectations.

Go on-site

Have you found an interesting room? Arrange a visit with the landlord to view the room.

Renting from Brik? Then come to the Kottours that start on 1 July and will be repeated several times a week until all rooms are rented. A tour guide will show you the available rooms. Students abroad can join one of the online Kottours.

Use the model contract

Make sure to read your tenancy agreement thoroughly. Every landlord who lets via MyKot uses the model contract. This way, you are sure that everything in the tenancy agreement is legal and you are entitled to free mediation in case of problems.


Renting from your college or university

Some colleges and universities have their own student housing. VUB manages some 1,500 rooms on and around campus. LUCA and KU Leuven – campus Sint-Lucas Brussel have 67 rooms to offer in Art UpKot. Students at EhB, Odisee and KU Leuven Campus Brussel can contact Brik directly when looking for student housing in Brussels. Consult the student services of your school to ask if there are rooms available for you. Worth the while to check if you’re eligible for financial support.

Renting at Brik

Brik lets around 350 student rooms. Brik is the landlord of these rooms. All arrangements happen directly between Brik and the student, including everything from your contract to daily maintenance. Priority is given to students from partner institutions of Brik (VUB, EhB, Odisee, LUCA and KU Leuven campuses in Brussels).

Renting from a private landlord

Most of the rooms in Brussels are rented out by private owners. You can find a large amount of privately owned rooms on the online room finder MyKot. Found an interesting room? Contact the landlord for more information and a visit. The contract and practical matters are arranged between the student and the landlord. 

On request, Brik or the student facilities of your school can act as a mediator in case of problems.

Renting at SVKS

You are looking for a room, but struggling financially? Speak to the Sociaal Verhuurkantoor voor Studenten (SVKS – it translates as ‘Social Renting Office for Students’ in English). It’s an organisation that helps students with low incomes. It lets student rooms to them at reduced prices. Get into contact to see if you’re eligible (website in Dutch and French only).

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