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The Hague is the international city of Peace and Justice and home to numerous embassies, multinationals and institutions of higher education. Because of this the housing market is very tight. Looking for a place to live in The Hague or one of its satellite cities can be a challenging experience, so it pays to start house hunting early. Especially for students it can be challenging to find a place to live. And having a legitimate address is a prerequisite for obtaining a residence permit.
The Hague is bursting with culture and creativity and offers students an all-round experience, from galleries packed with Dutch masters to idyllic beaches and parks and buzzing nightclubs. It’s a small-scale, hospitable city with an international attitude. We understand that you would like to live in such a radiant city, needless to say, there is a shortage of student accommodation in and around The Hague. Therefore, THUAS cooperates with accommodation providers who offer student rooms to our first year incoming international students who do not yet have a registered address in the Netherlands. With this service, THUAS can assist approximately 50% of the incoming students.The rooms that are offered are both self-contained as shared-facilities and are fully furnished.
THUAS charges a non-refundable housing fee of €275.- for our help (free for Master students). This fee is charged to cover the costs that come along with reserving this designated quota of rooms for international students.
The following conditions apply:
|Type of programme||Duration contract||Accommodation provider||Housing fee|
|Bachelor||Full academic year||DUWO University Housing |
The Student Hotel
|Master||Full academic year||DUWO University Housing||No|
|Exchange||One or two semesters, |
depending on the duration
of theexchange programme
|DUWO University Housing||Yes|
Please note that early termination of the rental contract is not allowed.
The number of rooms available is limited, so we cannot guarantee accommodation for every student. Do not wait until you receive your admission to your programme offer and then find out that you are too late to find suitable accommodation. Don’t worry, if it turns out that you’re not eligible for admission, of if you decide not to accept our admission offer we’ll do an (almost) full refund of the housing fee. In short: we advise to complete the application form as early as possible.
The housing fee is not the same as the contract fee that may be charged by the housing provider, and is not automatically included in any other fees (e.g. package fee) that may apply to your stay at THUAS.
During your Osiris application you can indicate if you are interested in accommodation via THUAS. You will receive an email with detailed information about the housing service application procedure.
Whenyou are (conditionally) accepted, you will be invited to submit your interest in accommodation via the University. All students who indicate to be interested receive a follow up message with further information and the link to the application form to settle the payment. This message is not automatically generated and is not sent directly after submitting your entry, we have to send this out manually.* Note that the housing fee payment can only be done via a credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Transferring the payment via bank transfer is not possible!
Applications are dealt with on a first paid, first served basis. The application offers a direct payment via credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Your application will only be processed once the payment is complete.
*The message with the link to the application form is send to the students shortly before the application form to settle the payment opens. For students starting in September, the form opens on 1 April 2022.
We do our best to minimize financial risk and want to encourage you to apply for housing early. Therefore, under the following conditions you are eligible for a refund:
- If you were placed on the waiting list but did not receive an offer.
- If you were not admitted at THUAS or if you decided to withdraw your application.
- If you received an offer for accommodation but decided not to accept it. In this case, you will not receive another accommodation offer.
- You paid the housing fee, but due to COVID-19 you are not able to come. In this case we can only refund the money if you have not accepted the offer for the accommodation partner.
After signing the contract, we can no longer accept requests for refund and the cancellation policy of the accommodation partner applies.
In all other situations, we cannot accept requests for refund.
Refunds are always paid out to the credit card that was used to make the payment with. Please note that we will always deduct € 25 administration costs. International bank transfer fees may apply.
THUAS accommodation partners
This accommodation provider offers both shared facilities, as well as self-contained rooms (single rooms).
Room and inventory
All the rooms are fully furnished. Depending on the type of room, you may have your own kitchen, shower and toilet, or you may share a kitchen, shower, toilet, and other common areas with one or more students of THUAS. A bed linen set and basic kitchen inventory package will be waiting for you uplon arrival. On the inventory listyou can see what is included in your room.
Please note: the 4- bedroom apartments are mixed. This means that 2 females and 2 males may be placed in these apartments.
|Room Type||Rent per month|
|Self-contained||Starts at € 600|
|Shared facilities||Between € 400 and € 600|
More information about this accommodation provider can be found on their website.
In order to finalize your booking with DUWO, they will ask you to transfer the first payment.On their website you can find the information what this entails.
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Contact details DUWO
Office The Hague
2521 ER The Hague
Monday to Friday: 08.30-17.00
Dutch phone number: 0900 - 2353 896 ( local rate )
International phone number: +31 ( 0 ) 15 2192 299 ( costs depend on country )
The Student Hotel got you covered! Whether you’re in town for a semester, a full academic year or 12 months - the fully equipped student rooms, bold communal spaces and bustling community is at hand to help you learn, stay, work and play in style this sunny season - just minutes from all the action.
Further information about The Student Hotel The Hague can be found on theirwebsite.
Get in touch!
Email the reservations team firstname.lastname@example.org call +31 (0)20 760 75 75.
Monthly rate: starts at € 600
THUAS has reserved a number of independent furnished student apartments for prospective international students. Rooms are available for at least an academic year and may be rented for the entire duration of the study programme.The location is only two minutes walking distance from the main campus of THUAS and close to Hollands Spoor train station. The student apartments are fully furnished and are equipped with their own private kitchen and bathroom. Tenants can make use of a common living room and a roof terrace.
Note that there is a possibility that the accommodation partner asks you to sign up to an online portal to activate your account or charges contract fees. This fee is only for administrative purposes. The payments are not part of the housing fee, nor are they included in any other fee that may apply to your stay at THUAS.
If you have any questions, please use the contact form on their websiteto contact them.
2515 BM The Hague
To help you find and book your new home abroad from a trusted advertisers, The Hague University of Applied Sciences recommends HousingAnywhere, the international booking platform for student accommodation.
All students are free to sign-up for this service here and receive:
- 20% discount on the subscription fee;
- A partner student badge that grants you priority access to all rooms;
- Real time notifications on any new room available;
- Priority assistance in 6 different languages through email@example.com, telephone or WhatsApp.
If you like, you can also rent your roomto an incoming student.
Do you have more questions? Check the FAQs.
Please find below some other reliable housing providers offering student accommodation in the Hague.
Monthly rent: between € 375 and € 550 a month. Studios are available from € 690.
Homey Housing offers spacious and fully furnished apartments with rental rooms and studio’s in The Hague for (international) students. Each apartment is designed with attention and Scandinavian touch. With a private (bed)room where you can set up your space the way you like it. You'll find a very comfy bed, a study desk with a lamp and a spacious closet. You share the living room, bathroom, a chef-ready kitchen and a washing machine with your fellow housemates. Bedding, towels, pots & pans, dishes, cutlery - and more - are all taken care of.
All of the apartments are located in a colorful neighborhood which ensures an enjoyable living. The apartments are strategically located, either close to one of the train stations, a university or a good connection with public transport nearby. Feel free to book a whole apartment with a group or apply for just a room. You will find the rooms of Homey Housing on thiswebsite.
The room prices range between € 375 and € 550 a month. Studios are available from € 690. The rent includes internet. Utility costs and user taxes are excluded. And of course our team will help you with the utility contracts if necessary.
Sounds great right? Check the Homey Housing Pararius pagefor the most recent listings. If you find a room to your liking, apply within two minutes.
RoomPlaza: a smart housing platform for international students. This one of kind platform offers affordable, furnished student flats across the Netherlands. RoomPlaza boasts centrally located flats across the country with high-quality facilities and great service by a young, friendly and professional team.
Book your next flat with RoomPlaza. It only takes a few minutes and is completely safe. Check out the flat descriptions, photos and videos before you book and once you’ve identified the accommodation of your choice you simply apply by providing your details online.
Want to book a flatshare with a group? Make sure your group size matches the number of available rooms in the flat. RoomPlaza values a great group dynamic so feel free to invite your fellow students. Or inform your International Officer about the flat you’ve selected to see if they have someone who would be interested to share.
Room prices range between € 500 - € 600 a month. Water and Internet are included in the price. Gas & electricity costs and user taxes are excluded. The RoomPlaza team will help you set up the contracts. To ensure the highest standards on-property, the RoomPlaza team personally certifies all facilities such as Internet access and quality. Check outRoomPlazanow!
This accommodation provider offers self-contained studios in two of their buildings: The Y and Maritz.
Monthly rent starts at €773 per month (all-in)
The Y is situated right next to The Hague Hollands Spoor railway station and within 10 minutes walking distance from THUAS. These studios are all completely furnished (including kitchen inventory, excluding linen). Residents can make use of a secured bicycle shed, a launderette, a rooftop terrace and meeting point.
The studios at The Y are offered with contracts for an indefinite period of time, with a minimum stay of 6 months.
Monthly rent starts at €650 per month (all-in)
Maritz is a brand new residential complex in the center of The Hague, a stone's throw from the Malieveld, Binnenhof and The Hague Central. All the studios are fully furnished (including kitchen inventory, excluding linen). You will have your own kitchen, shower, and toilet, and you share other common areas (launderette, indoor bicycle shed, communal courtyard and rooftop terrace) with other residents.
The type of contract that is applicable to these studios is a so-called ‘short-stay contract’ – which entails a minimum rental period of1 month up to a maximum of 3 to 12 months (depending on the criteria you meet).
Contact details Holland2Stay
+31 85 130 55 91
Important to keep in mind
If you are looking for a room on the private market there are a number of important things to keep in mind.
The demand for student accommodation in The Hague is exceeding its supply. Finding a suitable room in The Hague can be difficult and time-consuming. Accommodation providers have a limited number of rooms available; therefore, we recommend you to start looking for a room as soon as possible, even before you are fully admitted!
You are not the only one! As the number of available rooms is limited, one room can have multiple applicants. Often, larger companies work with waiting lists. If often pays off to have a registration for a longer period; therefore, we recommend you to sign up to these waiting lists early in the season. Smaller companies, or landlord who only offer a few rooms randomly select a few candidates for a viewing, which can be quite competitive.
Responding to a room online does not automatically mean that the room is yours. We advise you to keep responding and actively search for a room. Do not limit yourself on one or two websites but subscribe to multiple websites. Also check out the neighbouring cities, such as Rijswijk, Voorburg or Delft.
It can be difficult to decide where you want to live when moving to a new city. On discover The Hague, you can find stories of locals about their favourite neighbourhoods so you can get a better sense of the city itself.
The Randstad Metropolitan area is facing a limited number of affordable housing, especially for students, young people and middle incomes. The prices are increasing, and the number of available rooms is limited.
You can expect a monthly rent from€ 500, - up to € 1,000, -. Check the prices beforehand and contact the landlord to ask what is in- and excluded in the monthly rent. Often, landlord and/or agencies require you to have a guarantor and sometimes even a guarantor with a Dutch nationality. Before agreeing to anything, contact the landlord/agency for more information about the rent and if you need a guarantor with a Dutch nationality.
Before agreeing to anything, follow the advice below to make sure you don’t fall victim to a rental scam.
Make sure the accommodation is being rented out via an official website or company.
Check out the address on Google maps to make sure it really exists.
Scammers often use stolen identities. Search for their photo online, make an appointment to meet in person through Skype for example. Make sure the landlord is the person he/she/they claims to be.
Never send a copy of your passport or credit/debit card to strangers.
As housing is scarce, you might receive unwanted e-mails from scammers trying to rent out non-existing accommodation. Be aware of unsolicited e-mails.
Never sign a housing contract without having first read it carefully. Be sure you fully understand and agree with the terms and conditions. Get someone to translate it for you if necessary.
Possible signs of a rental scam
You have to pay rent and other costs in advance, without having seen the apartment/room or met the landlord/agency.
You have to transfer money to a non-Dutch bank account or use a special payment link. (Dutch IBAN numbers always start with NL). Scammers will also put pressure on you to transfer the payment as soon as possible.
The 'landlord/agency' comes across as too eager and/or pushy to rent the apartment to you.
The rental price is much lower than other apartments in the same area.
The pictures you received do not resemble the location in any way.
You have a bad feeling about the landlord/agency or how things are proceeding.
They often offer to identify themselves, which makes it seem that they are reliable. The ID cards they use are (hacked) cards of other people.
Often, they tell you that they are the current tenant and tell you that the landlord can be trusted.
Sometimes they say that they're abroad and you cannot attend a viewing. When you ask them why a viewing is not possible, they'll tell you that their partner is being treated for a disease abroad, or tell you another sad story.
If you have certain requirements for the room; an earlier move-in date or if you prefer a fully furnished room, it is not a problem and everything can be arranged.
If you have questions about your contract, housing permits or disputes with your landlord you can contact the Rent Desk from the municipality of The Hague. They can guide you or help you get in touch with the right authorities.
What to do if you have been scammed?
Don’t lose hope in finding an apartment/room. Always contact the police to let them know what happened. Provide the police with as much evidence as possible, this may help them to locate the scammer and prevent other students from being caught out.
Other agencies and platforms
Please note that THUAS does not have any affiliations with the below mentioned agencies and platform, this is just a refferal service.
You can also look for accommodation on Facebook groups, below you can find links to groups for accommodation in The Hague.
Always remain aware of potential scams and fake offers, espcially on platforms and social media.
Below you can find a list of Hostels in The Hague for temporary accommodation options. Hostels are quickly fully booked and therefore we recommend to book a hostel well in advance of your semester, also to get the most affordable rate. Not all temporary accommodation providers allow you to register yourself at their address, please ask the hostel for the rules and regulations about registration.
You found a room but it is unfurnished and you do not have enough time to run from shop to shop to find furniture? Mystarterkit might then be the perfect solution. They offer all the essentials for your student room, bathroom, kitchen and much more, in one complete kit. More information can be found at their website.
With the furniture rental service of Student Furniture Holland it is now also easy to rent an unfurnished room. The delivery and pick-up service is free of charge for every rental of at least 3 months. In this way you also add a contribution to a durable society. Your furniture will be used again when in good order. More information can be found at their website.
Within a 10 minute walk of THUAS’s main building, you will find a shopping centre with several reasonably priced furniture shops as well as second hand shops. The nearest IKEA is less than half an hour’s train/bus journey away. Of course they all do deliveries, too.
Buying your own furniture might take a little effort and money, but you’ll easily earn that back by paying a lot less in terms of monthly rent.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: + 31 ( 0 ) 70 445 8585
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