When you study abroad, one of the most important things you have to arrange is your accommodation. Student accommodation in The Netherlands differs from many other countries: most universities do not offer housing on campus and most Dutch and international students find their own accommodation on the private market. Start looking for accommodation at least 4-6 months prior to the start of your studies. Good to know: Leeuwarden is not Amsterdam or Utrecht. It is easier to find a place!
Many private housing agencies offer affordable student housing in Leeuwarden. They offer a range of different furnished or unfurnished rooms, generally costing between €350– €500 a month. In most student houses you will have your own room and share the bathroom and kitchen with other students.
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VHL reserves a small number of furnished student rooms in a building owned by our accommodation partner. The rent (including utilities) is approx. €500 per month and a waiting list is maintained to administer these rooms. Would you like to be put on the waiting list? Then please contact [email protected]. The waiting list offers no guarantees, so always look for a room in Leeuwarden yourself!
If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected].
Are you an OKP Scholarship student or a student from a non-EU partner university?
In that case, housing has already been arranged for you by VHL. You will be contacted via email with more information.