Housing

Finding your own room

When you study abroad, one of the most important things you have to arrange is your accommodation. Start looking for accommodation at least 3-4 months prior to the start of your studies. Finding a good place to live, is key for your international stay! Good to know: Leeuwarden and Velp/Arnhem are not Amsterdam or Utrecht. It is easier to find a place!

Velp/ Arnhem

Students arriving at VHL in Velp can apply for housing with SSHN. They offer a range of rooms in student buildings around Arnhem. There are also many other options available to find a room in Velp and Arnhem such as private housing agencies and Facebook groups. Check out our housing Velp (Arnhem) for more information.

Leeuwarden

StudentStay is an official accommodation partner for the Leeuwarden campus. Its provides affordable accommodation located near the campus and the city centre. The rooms may be furnished or unfurnished and shared or independent. How to organise an accommodation? Visit StudentStay.com. Complete your registration by creating a profile (free). The earlier you apply, the more choice you have. There are also many other options available to find a room in Leeuwarden such as private housing agencies and Facebook groups. Check out our housing Leeuwarden for more information.

Are you an OKP Scholarship student?

In that case, housing is included in your scholarship coverage and accommodation has already been arranged for you by VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL). You will be contacted via email with more information.

Tricks and Quick Facts

  • The earlier you apply, the more choice you have.
  • Join Facebook groups, check different agencies or sign up with a student association.
  • Almost 50% of students find their room through friends and family. So start building your network. Tell everyone you are looking for a room and check with other international students or family members abroad!
  • Leeuwarden and Velp/Arnhem are not Amsterdam or Utrecht. It is easier to get a room!
  • Rental fees are between €350 and €600 per month and include utilities (water, heating, electricity and Internet) depending on the accommodation type.
  • Depending on the accommodation type, you may have to share the bathroom, kitchen and living room with other students.
  • Some rooms can be quite small in comparison to what you are used to.
  • It is common for men and women to live together in a shared house.
  • Make sure you read your rental contract carefully before signing it. Check what you are allowed (and not allowed) to do in your room. And check who you should speak to should a problem arises.
  • More general information about finding a room in The Netherlands? Check Studyinholland.

Questions?

If you have any further questions on student housing, please send an e-mail to international@hvhl.nl.