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This is a must-read for anyone that has just arrived to the Netherlands or is looking for their first post-freshman student accommodation. Make your life easier by learning the fundamentals of student housing in the Netherlands. In this ultimate guide, you will find the most relevant housing topics, including how to apply for allowances, what your rental agreement must include, which taxes you must pay, how to sign up for utilities, how to furnish your apartment and much more.
Calculate and apply for housing allowance in English. Through College Life’s Housing Allowance Calculator, you can directly estimate how much allowance you can claim with your accommodation as an international student in the Netherlands. You can also explore frequently asked questions that students often struggle with or contact us directly for assistance regarding the housing allowance calculation or application.
Easily find gas, water & electricity utility providers in English. Most providers in the Netherlands have Dutch websites which can make it more difficult to find the right ones. Through our Deals section, you can find the most popular providers for each utility which will simplify the process of moving in to your new student accommodation.
Finding the right student accommodation is one of the core pillars of being an international student in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, in most student cities, you will find that the demand for housing is much higher than its supply. As a result, it is often difficult to find the perfect apartment, studio or room for a reasonable price in a sought-after location. Landlords and rental agencies usually force international students to either overpay or settle for sub-par housing.
College Life understands this and that is why finding accommodation is only one of many housing topics that you will find in this section. In cooperation with HousingAnywhere, you can now search for a new house in your city quickly, easily and securely. Unlike many other solutions, HousingAnywhere does not charge you a sign-up & administration fee in exchange for using their platform. The platform is directly sponsored by many universities across the world which allows you find accommodation for free.
If your rent is exclusive of utilities, College Life will help you with finding the right utility providers and understanding which housing taxes you will be required to pay. You can also learn more about the housing allowance and check whether you meet the requirements that would allow you to be eligible for it. Additionally, you can learn which details must be included in your rental agreement to secure yourself and guarantee that you will get your deposit back.