Dear student,

We are happy to learn you selected Saxion University of Applied Science for your future studies! Soon you will travel to The Netherlands to start your programme at Saxion!

We would like to inform you about some practical matters concerning your arrival and accommodation. In general, living space is tight everywhere in the Netherlands although some cities are easier than others. At this moment it is quite difficult to find suitable student housing and arranging a (furnished) room from outside of Europe is almost impossible.

For package fee students (visa-students), including non-European exchange students, it is compulsory to rent the accommodation through Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences during the first academic year. European (exchange) students can arrange their own accommodation or make use of our offer. 

Additional information for European students and (European) exchange students.

Type of room

Our accommodations are located throughout the city – not on-campus, but all within cycling or walking distance from Saxion. The rooms we offer differ in size, are fully furnished and have all the basic facilities, such as a bed, table, chair and wardrobe. You will be assigned a single room and you will have to share the facilities like kitchen and bathroom with other international Saxion students. The common facilities are shared by a maximum of 6 students, with the exception of the rooms in Apeldoorn.

Each room has a standard set of bed linen, consisting of a duvet, duvet cover, sheet, pillow and a pillow case. You will need to bring your own towels. The kitchen has a standard inventory with pots, pans and basic cutlery. It goes without saying that internet is provided in all of our accommodations. You will need your Saxion login details (student number and connection password) to access the internet. Besides the above mentioned inventory, a washing machine and vacuum cleaner are also present in the accommodation. Caretakers are available if you need help with housing-related issues.

Availability rooms

The availability of the room depends on the start of your study programme. For details see schedule below.

Study programme/School Room availability Bus date
Preparatory courses/IBMS Deventer Per 15 January Thursday 25 January 2 PM
International Business School 
Teacher Training Enschede
Per 1 February Thursday 1 February 2 PM
Other exchange programmes Between 1 – 15 February* Friday 9 February 2 PM

We strongly suggest that you take the Saxion bus on the date suggested above and not earlier. 

*We can guarantee that your room will be available from 15 February onwards. Since your programme will start before this date, we will do our utmost best to make arrangements in case you arrive before 15 February. This arrangement might entail a temporary accommodation for one or maximum two weeks.

Short Track students: your room is available from 18 June onwards.