Can international students coming to Leiden University arrange their own accommodation?

Yes, you can arrange your own accommodation without the assistance of Leiden University Housing Office. However we advise you to start your search as early as possible. Leiden and The Hague are popular student cities, therefore affordable accommodation is in high demand and short supply.

You can find a wealth of advice and tips on finding housing yourself on our website.

Be aware that if you require a student visa/residence permit, you will be asked to submit evidence that you have arranged accommodation as part of the visa/residence permit application procedure.