Finding your new home
Finding a good, affordable room is a challenge in the Netherlands, and also in Zwolle. So make sure you start looking as soon as possible, we reccommend from April onwards if you want to have a room in September. Windesheim does not have on-campus housing, but we do cooperate with national housing agency Stichting Studentenhuisvesting (SSH)(opens in new tab). Exchange students are offered a room, but there are also a number of rooms available for bachelor's students. If you are an exchange student, please click on below option 'I'm an exchange student' for the steps!
Good to know: in the Netherlands, students usually live in student houses across the city. You may have to share the shower, toilet, kitchen and living room with other students. Pets are usually not allowed.
Take a closer look at your accommodation options in Zwolle.
I'm an exchange student
SSH offers furnished student rooms to exchange students in Zwolle. Our International Office will send you a registration link by mid-November (if you join us in February) or mid-June (if you join us in September).
Once you have been officially accepted to an exchange programme, your housing registration will be approved. This enables you to actually book a room. The exact step-by-step plan is described on SSH's site(opens in new tab).
Please note: registering for a room does not automatically guarantee accommodation. There is a fixed number of rooms available.
Finding your own room
Cannot find a room through SSH or do you want to find your own private accommodation? Windesheim advises you to check the websites listed below. Remember, finding a room can be hard if you start too late!
If you have questions, you can contact our International Office.
I'm going to study International Business
If you are going to study International Business, you will need to find your own accommodation. SSH(opens in new tab) can help you find a (furnished) room, but they only have a limited number of rooms available (you share a room with another student, which costs 436 euro per student per month). There is a long waiting list, so we advise you to apply as soon as you know that you want to study in Zwolle.
Most of the time SSH runs out of rooms, so please also check the other private market options listed below. We reccommend to start searching for a room from April onwards if you want to start your study in September. Are you really unable to find a room? Then sometimes you can stay with one of the families in our network. They are happy to accommodate international students for a few weeks or months. You can contact us via email(opens in new tab) if you need any help. Another option is to start at a B&B and from there, while you are already in Zwolle, start searching for something else.
I'm going to study Global Project and Change Management
Are you going to study Global Project and Change Management? Then a shared room is guaranteed in your first year. Because GPCM is a small-scale, community-based programme, you are required to live at Talentenplein, the Windesheim Honours College (WHC) residence in the center of Zwolle.
Talentenplein consists of studios that accommodate two students. This way you will get to meet new people instantly! As you are all from other countries, you will have a great time figuring out and discovering Zwolle together. And with a study load of forty hours a week, living together makes it easier to link up for group work or to ask flatmates questions about homework! Housing agency SSH(opens in new tab) will help you find a studio at Talentenplein. Once you have completed your application for Global Project and Change Management, we will let you know what you need to do in order to arrange your accommodation. Please note that pets are not allowed. Costs per student are 436 euro per month per student (2023/2024).
Finding your own room in year two
Following your first year, you will need to relocate as incoming first-year students will occupy the rooms. Securing accommodation in Zwolle can be challenging, so we recommend registering with SSH as soon as you start your first year. In the event that SSH doesn't have available housing, please consult the websites listed below for alternative options.
Contact Windesheim Honours College if you have questions.
Finding your own room
The website Study in NL(opens in new tab) is the starting point for all international students who are considering the Netherlands as a study destination. The organization provides you with information on what to expect when it comes to student housing, rent and contracts.
To get your search started, we've listed some websites below that you can use to find places to stay. Please note: We do not check the reliability and quality of these providers. Beware of scammers who advertise rooms for international students. Check this Study in the Netherlands video(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) for more tips.
Public and private housing providers: Kamernet(opens in new tab), Funda(opens in new tab), KamersZwolle(opens in new tab), KamerZwolle(opens in new tab), Domica(opens in new tab), HousingAnywhere(opens in new tab), Maxx(opens in new tab), Rentsy(opens in new tab), Rentslam(opens in new tab), Kamer.nl(opens in new tab), Huurwoningen.nl(opens in new tab), Huurzone(opens in new tab), Pararius(opens in new tab) andStudent Furniture(opens in new tab).
Or search 'kamer Zwolle' on Facebook for groups like Kamers gezocht/aangeboden Zwolle.(opens in new tab)