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Student housing procedures and norms vary greatly from country to country. In the Netherlands, most universities do not have their own dormitories and students generally arrange their own accommodation. Find out how you can arrange your student housing. Make sure to start early! Affordable rooms are in short supply.

Arranging student housing

Like many universities in the Netherlands, Leiden University does not have a central campus or student dormitories. Instead, our faculties are spread throughout the cities of Leiden and The Hague and students live in accommodation rented via housing organisations and landlords.

In general, students are expected to arrange their own housing. However, for international students, Leiden University Housing Office reserves a limited number of rooms each year for early applicants. The number of housing applications always greatly exceeds the number of reserved rooms. We therefore strongly recommend that prospective students also explore alternative ways of finding accommodation well before arriving in the Netherlands.

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Studying at Leiden University College The Hague
Being a student at LUC The Hague also means being part of a community. This is why during the first two years, all students live in our building at Anna van Buerenplein.
Read more about the residential life programme at LUC The Hague.

Watch the housing webinar
Learn more about arranging housing and get tips and tricks from current students, by watching our Housing in Leiden and The Hague webinar (45 mins, recorded December 2019).

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