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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 status fall 2021

The number of housing applications received has now exceeded the number of rooms available. You are still welcome to submit a housing application as some students may withdraw in the coming weeks. However, we strongly recommend that you also start looking for your own accommodation in case we are unable to offer you a room. See the finding housing yourself page for tips and advice.  

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. 

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