Student Housing Leeuwarden

There are lots of different types of accommodation available in Leeuwarden and prices vary depending on room type and location. We urge you to start looking for accomodation at least 3-4 months prior to your study start. Make sure you check the rental price includes electricity, gas and wifi!

  • For EU students we have a room guarantee agreement through StudentStay for reservations made before 10 May for the September intake and 10 November for the February intake.
  • For non-EU students we have a room guarantee agreement through StudentStay for reservations made before 1 July for the September intake and 1 December for the February intake. 

The good news is that NHL Stenden students enjoy both lower costs and more spacious accommodation than the Dutch average. This was shown in the National Student Housing Survey carried out by Kences, the national student housing knowledge centre. The survey also indicated that the accommodation offered more closely matches what students demand, whether it concerns shared accommodation, studios or apartments. Read the full report here (in Dutch).

Guaranteed housing via StudentStay

StudentStay is NHL Stenden’s official accommodation partner and is located immediately next to the Leeuwarden campus. It takes away the worries of having to find and furnish a room yourself and you can choose to rent for one or two semesters. Simply register through the StudentStay website. 

Housing options at StudentStay will become available online on 1 April. 

Types of accommodation 

  • Student dorm for two with own facilities costing €450
  • Shared apartment with shared facilities and own bedroom costing between €500 and €580 euro
  • Studio with own facilities and single or double occupancy costing between €760 and €860
  • Apartment with separate bedroom costing €1050

Housing Webinar

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Benefits of choosing StudentStay

Arranging accommodation through Student Stay makes your student life easier:

  • All rooms are fully furnished and have underfloor heating. The rent covers your utilities (water, electricity, heating) and internet. All you then need to sort out is your bedding, linen, pots & pans, crockery & utensils – and the bits & bobs that will make your room your home.
  • The housing is well-designed and maintained (StudentStay has its own on-site mechanic) and has secure access, making the accommodation an especially safe place to stay.
  • Each housing block has a laundry room and bike shed in the basement as well as a shared living room you can book if you want to hang out with a larger group of friends. There’s even a vacuum cleaner you can use stored in the hallway on each floor.
  • Living in StudentStay means you’re surrounded by other students and helps to make settling into your new life as  student easier. It’s also got facilities directly on hand such as a bakery, hairdressers, temping agency and a gym, and supermarkets are just a five-minute walk away.

How you book a room

  1. Visit StudentStay's website
  2. Complete your registration by creating a profile
  3. Select your preferred rooms and submit your application. The earlier you apply, the more choice you have 
  4. StudentStay will contact you regarding the available options and the booking process. Cancellations made before 1 July/1 December are fully refundable.

Other housing options

Watch the video below to find out how two of our students, Emma and Margherita, found their student accommodation. Below the video, you’ll find a list of the different ways of finding housing in Leeuwarden.