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, Apeldoorn and Enschede.

Accomodation in three cities

In all three cities we have contracts with the local student housing associations. They provide Saxion with accommodation with rooms which may vary in size.

Ariensplein - Student housing in Enschede

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

Study in Enschede

The Heights - Student Accomodation 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. 6 students share common facilities.

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.

We encourage European students to find their own accommodation, but in case you would like to have everything arranged in time and want to immerse yourself in international student life, we offer the possibility to reserve a room in one of our international student houses*.

Our student accommodations are fully equipped with all the basic inventory.

Terms & conditions

Accommodation is offered to European students on a voluntary basis; you may prefer to find your own accommodation.

If you choose to make use of our offer, please note the following terms and conditions.


The rooms are available from 19 August onwards. This is the starting date for all of our rental agreements. The end date and rental fee depends on your study programme:

  • Bachelor programmes: 19 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,050 (11.5 months)
  • Preparatory courses: 19 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,050 (11.5 months)
  • Master programmes: 19 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,200 (12 months)
  • Other programmes: please contact


Read these conditions carefully before applying!

  • You can only apply if you have been ‘Admitted’ or ‘Conditionally admitted’ to your Saxion programme.
  • Duration of the rental agreement:
  • Bachelor students: 19 August 2019 – 1 August 2020
  • Preparatory students: 19 August 2019 – 1 August 2020
  • Master students: 19 August 2019 – 15 August 2020
  • It is not possible to terminate your rental contract before the end date.
  • It is not possible to prolong the rental contract; you will need to find your own accommodation after the end date of your rental agreement.
  • Reservation is final when:
    • a down payment of 2 months’ worth of rent plus the obligatory deposit has been received by Saxion no later than 15 May 2019
    • the Housing Conditions Acceptance Statement has been signed and returned to no later than 15 May 2019.

Returning the signed agreement and paying the down payment is binding: once Saxion has received the signed agreement and payment, it is no longer possible to cancel your reservation.

You are allowed to pay your rental fee in instalments. In addition to the rental fee, we require a deposit of € 500. This deposit will be refunded if you leave the accommodation tidy, clean and without any damages. We do require a down payment of 2 months’ worth of rent plus the deposit before 15 May 2019.

Application & deadline
You can apply for a room as soon as you have been admitted or conditionally admitted. The deadline for applying for Saxion accommodation is 1 May 2019. After this date, it is no longer possible to reserve a room and you will be put on a waiting list. Please click here to submit your details.

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.

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