SSH rents out student rooms in several halls of residence, including the Hatta Building on the Woudestein campus. Some exchange students only arrived in Rotterdam in February, so they did not have much time to enjoy their six months in Rotterdam. The university will be closed until at least 6 April, and may well remain closed for quite a while after that. Moreover, many students have been asked to go home by their own governments.
Loss of rental income
It is not clear yet who will bear the financial brunt if the rooms vacated by the exchange students should remain unused. According to an SSH spokesperson, SSH and the university have yet to discuss this matter.
The university has called on all its students who are currently studying abroad to return home. It has not yet made a decision on foreign exchange students currently residing in the Netherlands.