There are various solutions for housing during your study, depending on the location of your campus. Student accommodation in The Netherlands differs from many other countries: most universities do not offer housing on campus and most Dutch and International students find their own accommodation on the private market.

Non-EU students and EU short stay students (Certificate and Erasmus exchange)

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences works together with housing partners in Velp/Arnhem and Leeuwarden to arrange short stay (max. one year) furnished housing for all Non-European students. We can guarantee to arrange a room for Non-EU students when they apply before the 1st July, after this date this will be subject to availability. For European short stay students Van Hall Larenstein can also arrange furnished accommodation in one of our partner’s buildings in case there is a surplus of available housing. 

We have a range of furnished short stay rooms in student houses located at reasonable distance to the university locations. You will have your own room and share the bathroom, fully equipped kitchens, laundry machines etc. with a few other students. These rooms cost in the range of €300,= to €450,= per month.

EU master and 4-year bachelor students 

In Leeuwarden there are many private housing agencies that offer affordable student housing in the city centre. They offer a range of different furnished or unfurnished rooms, generally costing between €300 – €450 a month. In most student houses you will have your own room and share the bathroom and kitchen with your housemates. 

  • Students coming to Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden can apply for housing with StudentStay, they have plenty of rooms available. After registration you can select your preferred rooms and submit your application. The earlier you apply the more choice you have.
  • Our students also offer available rooms on the Facebook group VHL Studenten Leeuwarden

Other agencies Leeuwarden: 


If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to studenthousing@hvhl.nl.