When you come and study at VIVES University of Applied Sciences, we can give you some tips to make sure your stay will be as comfortable as possible. Of course you can find housing by yourself (www.kotwest.be), but you can also fill out a request for housing on campus in our brand new student residence The Crown. 


VIVES University of Applied Sciences has a brand-new student residence (The Crown) at the campus in Brugge. The rooms are in use sinds september 2022.

This building offers housing to as many of 138 students. In addition to the rooms for  Belgian students, there is also accommodation reserved for Erasmus or Echange students. It is a vibrant student community and mix of nationalities, right here on campus Brugge. Each room has it's own bathroom with toilet, wash basin and shower. The room contains a bed with mattress, a desk, a chair and a wardrobe and fridge. Students share the kitchen and living room. Each floor has it's own shared kitchen. A laundry room is available at the residence. For more information and pictures check 

If you study in Oostende, renting a room in Ostend is not possible. You need to book a room in Brugge. Distance from the residence to the trainstation is 6 minutes by bike. By train it takes you 12 minutes from Bruges to Ostend or back.

If all rooms at the Crown are fully booked you will be added to a waiting list. Meanwhile, you are free to look for a room on the private market. On www.kotwest.be you will find all available rooms in Bruges. 

Price for a single room with private bathroom is €2440/semester. Mentioned prices are for the full term, even if you arrive after the start of the rental period or if you leave before the end of the rental period. All students who make a reservation for a room have to pay a deposit of €400. 

The payment of deposit and rent for a single room needs to be done in 3 instalments as followed:

  • 1st instalment of €1240 (€400 deposit + €840 rent) within 2 weeks after reservation.
  • 2nd instalment of €800 before October 1st for the 1st semester of before March 1st for the second semester.
  • 3rd instalment of €800 before November 1st for the 1st semester or before April 1st for the 2nd semester.

The housing officer will give you the bank information after you completed the online housing application. Students who stay for the full academic year will receive 3 extra invoices for the second semester.

The deadline to submit the application form is:

  • June 1th (first semester/whole academic year)
  • November 20 (second semester)

After submitting the application, you will receive an email informing you wether a room will be available for you at the residence.

In the same confirmation email, you will be requested to make the payment of the 1st instalment (€1240) into the bank account specified in the invoice on the email, this should be done within 14 days. Please be aware that international money transfers can take several days. Therefore, we advise you to make the money transfer as soon as possible.


After the confirmation e-mail, arrangements need to be made for the practical arrangements (date of arrival, pick-up keys, etc.) Students who apply for housing can use the following services: free use of a mattress and buying a bedlinen set (€75) (duvet, pillow, sheets, ...). This set will be available in your room on arrival.


General terms and conditions

By submitting an application for housing, you accept the general terms and conditions for housing of VIVES University for Applied Sciences in Bruges. You need to read the complete terms and condition for renting carefully.


Be aware of internet fraude

If you plan to rent a room from a private owner. Please be aware of internet fraude. To avoid internet fraude stick to the official website www.kotwest.be or our VIVES dorms at www.stuvoloods.be. If you use other housing websites or social media, you are more likely to fall victim to internet fraude! If you have any doubts about a particular landlord, please contact STUVO VIVES before transferring money or signing a rental contract. If you are a victim of fraude, immediately contact the police (Brugge: +32 50448844) and file an online complaint at Meldpunt België.

It is very important that you never travel to Bruges without being sure of suitable accommodation, to avoid unnecessary stress and problems.