It can be hard to find accommodation for international students during your study abroad. We will tell you how to find your shared student flat, apartment or hotel room more easily in the big cities.

Finding student housing

In most cases, universities have agreements with housing companies to find student housing for their new international students. As an international student you have to fill in the application form and hope you are the lucky one who replies first to an offer. Although the offers are limited, finding an student housing via the form is way easier than doing it on your own. If you are not guaranteed a room or don’t like the school’s student housing company's offers, there are a few more options.


Search for furnished and unfurnished rooms in the regions of Amsterdam, Delft, The Hague, Leiden and Deventer at DUWO is the oldest and largest student housing organization in the Netherlands. Since February 2015 international students are also able to use the online services from DUWO. DUWO offers self-contained rooms without housemates and rooms in student flats with roommates and shared facilities. Are you looking for student housing in other university cities, then ask your university for other housing companies like DUWO.

Housing Anywhere

With Housing Anywhere you search for rooms in more than 300 cities worldwide. You get in touch with the locals renting their rooms and appartments directly and book your place on the secure Housing Anywhere platform. Besides that all advertisers are verified, which guarantees a save booking.


Do you prefer to live like a local? Via Airbnb it is possible to rent unique student housing from a local. In this way, you could book centrally located apartments or apartments near your school in your university city. Airbnb offers unique student housing in more than 34.000 cities all over the world.


Nestpick was created by a student who could not find student housing while studying. The platform connects nest providers with students, expats and young professionals. Nestpick offers cozy private rooms, spacious apartments and anything in between. Nestpick offers student housings in Amsterdam, Delft, Maastricht, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.It also offers long term rentals in several cities in Europe. 

The Student Hotel

The Student Hotel offers students luxurious private hotel rooms with or without shared kitchen in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. The standard room is the most popular. You will still have your own room, but you will share the kitchen with about 10 other students. The prices are included energy costs and service fees. All rooms are fully-furnished with a comfy bed, desk, chair, television and Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers a gym! You can book a room for a whole semester. But hurry, the hotel is fully booked quickly!

More options

There are several websites you can visit to find places. Check out the websites,, and to find yourself an student housing. Also check out for houses with local hosts.

Be careful so you don't get scammed. Never give copies, documents or other personal information before you have seen the apartment or a contract and made sure everything is all right.