Living in The Hague
It is important to find the right place to live during your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Finding accommodation is your own responsibility, but THUAS can provide you with some helpful information and guidance when making your living arrangements.
You can expect to pay around 300 to 600 Euros on average per month for student accommodation in The Hague. The price range varies depending on the location, service costs and whether you are prepared to share. The Study in Holland website has some useful general information about living in The Netherlands.
THUAS partners with DUWO Accommodate, specialists in student accommodation. DUWO has around 400 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.
Geste Groep Student Housing
As of 2016, THUAS has also partnered with Geste Groep. THUAS has reserved 100 independent furnished student apartments for prospective international students.
The brand new location is only two minutes walking distance from the main campus of THUAS and close to Holland 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 that offers a splendid view of The Hague. For more information please check Geste Groep .
Apartments will become available from mid-August 2016 but registration has already started.
The rental periods vary from minimum period of one semester (6 months) and can be for the entire duration of the study program.
The Student Hotel
The Student Hotel The Hague is a provider of student accommodation for The Hague University of Applied Sciences. It is a five minute walk from the main campus next to the Hollands Spoor train station.
All rooms at The Student Hotel available for THUAS students have a private bathroom and shared kitchen. All of the free facilities and services offered ensure you immediately feel at ease so you can focus on your studies. Study rooms, café/restaurant, a private gym, your own bicycle, and state-of-the-art lounges/game room not only make life easy for you, but also help create a unique community.
To book your room, use the following group code: THUASFEBGR and book directly on the The Student Hotel website. More information can be found here.
Students staying at The Student Hotel can enjoy the experience of living with both Dutch and international students. With an extensive range of social activities and optional programmes, you will make new friends within a few days.
You can check out The Student Hotel community website or Facebook.
The YThe Y is a unique residential project of international allure, situated right next to The Hague Hollands Spoor railway station. The Hague University of Applied Sciences has reserved a number of studios exclusively for its international students. These studios are available for rent starting at 567 euros per month (excluding the service costs) and are all completely furnished! Moreover, these are the only studios that have their own outdoor terrace. 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.
The Y is currently a project under construction, but will soon be a luxury living accommodation, complete with facilities such as a launderette, a central roof garden and a mega-fast internet connection. The first studios will be available as of February 2017. If you are interested in these studios and would like to register to apply for these apartments, please follow this link for further instructions.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to The Hague can find & book a student room on www.HousingAnywhere.com. The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.
Holland Homestay is a company that places tenants at the homes of locals in The Hague, Amsterdam, Delft and Leiden amongst other cities. Holland Homestay does not charge a fee. For more information on available rooms you can find more information on their website.
Some students find suitable accommodation on the private market. This accommodation can often be cheaper, but is generally non‐furnished and may not include utility bills, taxes and internet charges. Please check that you are dealing with a reputable landlord before parting with your deposit.
Hotels and Hostels
There is a choice of (budget) hostels in The Hague, for example Stay Okay.
Another option is Jorplace, a vibrant hostel with nice clean rooms, a well-equipped guest kitchen and a very cosy lounge area with a nice fireplace. Jorplace offers a wide variety of different room sizes and free Wi-Fi. A longer period of stay is also an option. The hostel is located at the main street of Scheveningen. Just 10 minutes from the harbour and the famous Dutch surf beach and around the corner from public transport to the city centre and The Hague HS train station/The Hague University (20 min)
More tips to find accommodation
- For further information on living in The Hague, please also refer to the section “Living” at www.studyinthehague.nl
- Should you have any questions, you could also contact the International Office of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.