Via Leiden University Housing Office
The Housing Office can help you to find a room or apartment in the Leiden or The Hague area.
Housing news: Fall semester 2019
15 July 2019: The Housing Office is currently in the process of informing students about the status of their housing requests and sending offers of housing. If you have received a housing offer, do not forget to accept it within 5 days!
8 April 2019: Due to limited availability and a large number of applications, all accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office is (provisionally) full for the semester starting September 2019. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We advise you to broaden your search and start looking for your own accommodation, for example by registering with Room.nl and reading our tips on finding housing yourself.
Who can apply for assistance
You can request assistance from Leiden University Housing Office if you are an international student (i.e. not a Dutch national) and will follow one of the following programmes at Leiden University:
• Bachelor programme
• Master programme
• Exchange or Study Abroad programme
• Pre-sessional English course
Availability and allocation
There is limited availability of student accommodation, therefore the Housing Office unfortunately cannot guarantee accommodation to all students who submit a request. Rooms are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, according to the date on which you pay the housing fee. The number of housing applications always greatly exceeds the number of reserved rooms, therefore we strongly recommend that you also explore alternative ways of finding accommodation.
If you haven't found a place to live before leaving home, we strongly advise you not to come to Leiden University. Consider deferring your studies to allow yourself more time to find a place to stay.