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 visa and/or residence permit, it is essential that you arrange accommodation in advance. The immigration department will check that you have registered at a Dutch address with your local town hall soon after arrival and cancel your residence permit if you have not done so.