There are various solutions for housing during your study, depending on the location of your campus. 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.

Non-EU Master and Certificate students

VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) uses the services of our partner StudentStay Leeuwarden to arrange short stay (max. one year) furnished rooms for non-European Master and Certificate students. The student houses are located at a reasonable distance from VHL. You will have your own private room and share the bathroom, equipped kitchens, laundry machines etc. with other other students. Room prices vary in the range of €400,= to €500,= per month including service costs (water, heating, taxes etc); given you apply well before August. Extra's such as bed linen are ordered seperately. When your admission is completed, we will contact you with further details on your student room. 

You are also free to use the information below to organize housing in Leeuwarden yourself that meets your specific private requirements.  When you have arranged your own place to stay, please inform us a.s.a.p. and send the address in an e-mail to international@hvhl.nl.

EU and non-EU Bachelor students, EU Master students and Erasmus students

Many private housing agencies offer affordable student housing in the city centre of Leeuwarden. They offer a range of different furnished or unfurnished rooms, generally costing between €350 to over €500 a month. Please start your search in time: by August rooms are short and prices are up. In most student houses you will have your own room and share the bathroom and kitchen with your housemates.

VHL can also arrange furnished accommodation in one of our partner’s buildings for you in case there is a surplus of available housing. You can make a request to be added to the waiting list bij sending an email to international@hvhl.nl. Rooms will be subject to availabilty. 

  • Students coming to VHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden can apply for housing with StudentStay, they have plenty of rooms available (both furnished and unfurnished). After registration you can select your preferred rooms and submit your application. The earlier you apply the more choice you have.
  • Our students also offer available rooms on the Facebook group VHL Studenten Leeuwarden

Other agencies Leeuwarden: 

Some websites are only in Dutch so we would advise you to use the translate option in your browser or use Google Translate. 


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