Accommodation for International Students in the Netherlands

Once you have decided to study abroad, there are many things you need to arrange and prepare. Finding a place to live is one of the most important things that needs to be arranged before your arrival.

Since it is quite difficult to find suitable housing by yourself, Saxion arranges accommodation for all of our first year international students from outside EU/EEA in Deventer and Enschede.

Accommodation in two cities

In Enschede and Deventer we have contracts with the local student housing associations. They provide Saxion with accommodation with rooms which may vary in size.

Ariënsplein - Example of a student building in Enschede

Eva gives you an impression of the Student Housing in Ariënsplein, Enschede.

Study in Enschede

The Heights - Example of a student building in Deventer

A short virtual tour through our student accommodation in Deventer. This building was opened in 2014.

Study in Deventer

The rooms are all single rooms and furnished with basic facilities like bed, desk, chair and cupboard. All accommodations have an internet connection.

The bathroom, toilet and kitchen need to be shared with other international Saxion students, max. 7 students share common facilities.

Read more about Saxion Housing.

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. It is not needed to apply for accommodation, this will automatically be arranged for you. Our student accommodations are fully equipped with all the basic inventory.


The rooms are available from 17 August onwards. This is the starting date for all of our rental agreements. 

We encourage European students to find their own accommodation. However, we do have limited availability of rooms for EU students from February 2021 onwards for the duration of 1 semester. It is possible to hand in a reservation request via this link.  

Terms & conditions 

If you choose to hand in a request for accommodation, we will contact you by the second week of December.  By that time, we have detailed insight in how many rooms we have available for EU students. The rooms will be offered on a first come, first served principle. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

* Please note: if you are an exchange student, you need to inform your Saxion school about your request for accommodation.

In case you are a non-European student, Saxion will automatically arrange your housing.

In case you are an exchange student with an European nationality you can arrange housing through Saxion, but it is not mandatory. You need to inform your Saxion programme coordinator before 1 November coming about your request for housing.

The standard period for exchange students is one semester (6 months) and the rental fee for this period is € 2600. Additionally, a deposit of € 500,- is required. This deposit will be refunded if you leave the accommodation tidy, clean and without any damages.

You are allowed to pay in instalments, in that case we do require a down payment of € 1367 (2 months’ worth of rent plus the deposit) before 9 December coming. Detailed payment information will be sent to you together with the invoice.

It is not possible to cut the arrangement short.

Do you have more questions?

Check this FAQ first!