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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.

You can still apply for housing!

We still have accommodation available, therefore you are still welcome to submit a housing request for the remainder of the fall semester 2020 and/or for the spring semester 2021.

Special concession: Nov & Dec 2020

For rental contracts commencing in November and December 2020, the Housing Office will not charge the housing fee, contract costs and housing deposit. Contact the Housing Office for full details.

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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