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. With this service, THUAS can assist approximately 50% of the incoming students. For students starting in September 2020, THUAS has a quota of around 650 rooms. The rooms that are offered are both self-contained as shared-facilities and are fully furnished.
THUAS charges a non-refundable housing fee of €250.- 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:
- Bachelor and Master students can only be offered rental contracts for a full academic year (August 2020 to July/August 2021). Upon completion of the rental period students will need to find their own accommodation.
- Exchange students will be offered a rental contract for one or two semesters, depending on the duration of their stay.
- Prep students will be offered a rental contract for one semester or one academic year, depending on the duration of their Prep-course.
- Master students will not be charged the housing fee.
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.
If you forgot to mention your interest, please email us at email@example.com and we will send you the link.
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.
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.
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
THUAS partners with DUWO Accommodate, specialists in student accommodation. DUWO has furnished rooms in close proximity to the main campus available for new international students.
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 a basic kitchen inventory package will be waiting for you upon arrival.
The rental periods vary from one semester to a maximum period of one academic year, this depends on the programme you enroll for.
If you receive a DUWO housing offer, your account for the DUWO online portal will be valid for seven days. Within this period you must select a room, sign the agreement, provide the required documents and make the down payment.
For questions about the documents you have to provide, the down payment or the contract itself, please contact DUWO. Please use the contact form on their website.
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Contact details DUWO
Office The Hague
2521 ER The Hague
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday to Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Dutch phone number: 0900 - 2353 896 ( local rate )
International phone number: +31 ( 0 ) 15 2192 299 ( costs depend on country )
The Y is situated right next to The Hague Hollands Spoor railway station and within 10 minutes walking distance from THUAS.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences has reserved a number of studios exclusively for its international students. These studios are all completely furnished. The type of contract that is applicable to these studios is a so-called ‘short-stay contract’ – which entails a minimum rental period of six months up to a maximum of twelve months.
2516 LX The Hague
+31 ( 0 ) 88 12 666 70
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.
If you have any questions, please use the contact form on their website to contact them.
2515 BM The Hague
Keep in mind: The housing market in The Hague is very seasonal. So if you don’t find a room listed right away check back regularly.
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Rent out your room to tenants
As The Hague continues to attract young and international students, housing everyone has become a great challenge. If you would like to start offering your property to international students, THUAS can put you into contact with HousingAnywhere. Send an e-mail to email@example.com, indicate that you are interested in renting out your property and we will provide you with a link.
Rental accommodation platform HousingAnywhere is temporarily dropping all service fees. New bookings with a move-in date up until September 30, 2020 will not be charged any service or commission fee.
Find out more about the waiver of the services fees on this website.
Please find below some other reliable housing providers offering student accommodation in the Hague.
The company Stay at Spot offers spacious and fully furnished apartments with rental rooms 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 Stay at Spot on the website.
The room prices range between € 400 and € 600 a month. 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 Stay at Spot for 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 out RoomPlaza now!
Further information about The Student Hotel The Hague can be found on their website.
The Student Hotel Delft opens their doors in September 2020, more information can be found on their website.
Get in touch!
Email the reservations team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 20 760 7575.
Student Housing The Hague offers furnished short- and long-stay rooms without charging any agency fees. Booking at SHTH gives you, as a THUAS international student, priority access to the rooms. And a free ‘personal care package’. More information can be found at their website.
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.
- Spread your options, do not focus on just 1 room
- Do not only look for accommodation in The Hague, but also in the surrounding cities of The Hague
- Suggest to attend viewing(s) via Skype if you are abroad or come to The Netherlands prior to your semester in order to attend the viewing(s) in person.
Responding to a room online does not automatically mean that the room is yours. We advise you to keep responding to rooms and do not limit yourself to one or two housing websites but subscribe to multiple sites.
So you think you’ve found suitable rental accommodation. That’s great! But 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 in 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 or through Skype. Make sure the landlord is actually the person he/she 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 what you are signing. Get someone to translate it for you if necassary.
Possible signs of a rental scam
- You have to pay rent ( or other costs ) in advance, without having seen the apartment or met the landlord/agency staff.
- You have to transfer money to a non-Dutch bank account.
- The rental price is much lower than other apartements in the same area/location
- The pictures sent do not resemble the location in any way.
- The landlord/agency is too eager or pushy to rent the apartment to you.
- You have a bad feeling about the landlord/agency or how things are proceeding.
What if you have been scammed?
If you have been scammed don’t lose hope of finding another apartment. Always contact the police to let them know what has happened. They might be able to find the scammer and prevent others being caught out.
The landlords are free to decide the amount of rent they ask from a tenant. The rent in The Hague is on the higher side as there are more Universities of Applied Sciences and/or Universities in the surrounding cities. You can expect a monthly rate between € 500 - € 800 for shared facilities, please contact the landlord to ask what is included and excluded from the monthly rate.
If you prefer to rent a studio or apartment with private facilities you can expect a monthly rate of € 800 and above. Most of the time the landlord or agency will ask for a guarantor, probably with a Dutch nationality. For more information about the rent and a guarantor, please contact the rental agency you are interested in.
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.
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.
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