Saxion University of Applied Sciences - Student Housing

Housing - Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of FAQ’s. In case your question has not been answered after reading the list, please send an e-mail to

1. Reservation

NON EU/EEA students
We will automatically reserve a room for visa-students, after we received your payment of the package fee. Students who are going to follow an Exchange programme at Saxion, need to apply for a room via the contact person of their school.

European Students
We encourage European students to find their own accommodation, but in case you would like to have everything arranged in time, we do offer the possibility to reserve a room in one of our international student houses. For more information check the terms & conditions.

The following services are included in the rental fee:

  • Furnished room
  • Normal use gas, water, electricity
  • Communal (local) taxes
  • Internet
  • Care-taker services
  • Use of cooker, refrigerator, cutlery and pans, vacuum cleaner and washing machine
  • Set of bed linen (including duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case, sheet)

For package fee students (visa-students) it is compulsory to rent the accommodation through Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences during the first academic year.

For European students it is not compulsory to rent accommodation through Saxion.

We always try to take preferences into account but can never guarantee this for 100%.

We always try to take preferences into account but can never guarantee this for 100%.

2. Arrival

As soon as you booked your flight ticket, you will need to provide Saxion Housing with your arrival details via an online arrival information form.

Short before your arrival in The Netherlands the Housing Office will send you more detailed information about your arrival (including a mobile phone number), telling you exactly what steps to take.

Yes, we offer pick-up service by coach from Schiphol airport (only). Check this page for the dates this service is offered.

If you would like to use this pick-up service you will need to take this into account when you book your flight. If necessary you can consider booking a budget hotel near/at Schiphol airport. We can recommend Ibis budget hotel Schiphol airport, who offer a free shuttle service from/to the airport.

Yes there is. One of our care takers or Saxion Buddies will meet you at the train station and bring you to your room. In order to arrange this we do ask you to provide us with your arrival details the latest 5 days prior to your arrival via our online form.

3. House Rules

No, pets are not allowed in Saxion accommodations.

No, smoking is strictly forbidden inside all Saxion accommodation.

Since you are sharing common facilities like  bathroom and kitchen we only agree to you having guest over in case:

  • It is temporary arrangement so just for 1 or 2 nights
  • You have approval from your house mates
  • You have approval from the care taker and/or housing office

Dealing in, using and possessing soft and hard drugs is forbidden in all Saxion accommodation buildings.

4. Miscellaneous

Unfortunately we cannot arrange this for you, so you can only do this after your arrival in The Netherlands.

No unfortunately this is not possible. We made reservations for a room for you and only in case another student can take over your room/reservation is it possible to change the arrangement.

We always try to separate male/female students but in some cases this is not possible.

European students can arrange their own housing in the Netherlands.

NON-EU/EEA students
Saxion arranges housing for either the first semester or year for all non-EU/non-EEA students and all exchange students. Only by exception you can request to arrange your own housing.

You can ask for approval to arrange your own housing by sending an e-mail to