Accommodation and student life

Guaranteed housing

ISS offers housing to all students for the first 12 months of the study period during which classes take
place. Therefore, ISS has reserved rooms in 5 student residences. When rooms are available, rooms will also be offered to visiting researchers and other visitors. The residences Dorus Rijkersplein, Bazarlaan and Sunneke are serviced by DUWO. The other two residences, Buitenom and Gondelstraat, are temporarely serviced by ISS itself.

Living together with your fellow students provides an excellent opportunity to get to know each other well and to build solid, often lifelong, friendships. Moreover, it enhances the overall academic community and additionally, living in ISS student residences has the benefit you can immediately focus on your studies considering your housing is already arranged. [read more]

Housing policy

From summer 2014 a new housing policy is implemented. And outsourcing the housing facilities as part of this policy, has taken effect from 1 January 2016. As of 1 January DUWO is the new landlord for the residencies Dorus Rijkersplein, Bazarlaan and Sunneke. Other important changes are that only fixed-term tenancy agreements are possible, which means ending prematurely is not possible. And we have less rooms, so accommodating visitors is not always possible. [read more]

Accommodation offered

ISS has reserved rooms in 5 student residences. All accommodation offered by ISS meets the same basic quality standards. Of course they vary in terms of location, size and atmosphere. [read more]

Rental prices

The rent is between 374,89 EURO – 532,50 EURO* per month for a single room. It includes: furniture, linen set, blanket and cushion, fully equipped kitchen, internet access, the use of electricity, water and heating, insurances and municipal taxes. Prices are in line with common practice for furnished rooms in the Netherlands. Please note that we have only a couple of cheaper rooms, most rooms have a rent of 532,50 EURO. [read more]

Requesting en registration for a room

Master students, Atlantis students and students of short courses who have confirmed their coming to the ISS with the International Office (, receive an email about accommodation 1 to 2 months prior to arrival.

Phd students who having confirmed their start, recieve an email from the PhD office about accommodation prior to arrival.

Visiting researchers or other visitors can request for a room by sending an email to the EUR ISS Housing Team. [read more]

Tenancy agreement, receiving keys and payment

When your housing request is approved, you will receive a tenancy agreement and information about how to pay the rent and administration fee (100 EURO). Then you have to sign the agreement and pay the rent of the first month. When you arrive at ISS you will receive the keys of your room. The rent of the other months has to be paid before the first day of the new month. You can pay the rent only by bank transfer. [read more]

Bringing your partner

If you want to bring your partner you can apply for a double room. We have a very limited number of double rooms / studios available, so we can’t guarantee there is one available for you. The offered accommodation is not intended for families, so if you also want to bring your child(ren), please contact the EUR ISS Housing Team to discuss the possiblitities. [read more]

Having guests

Please keep in mind that it is allowed you have a visitor in your room during the day, but it is not allowed to lodge or reside him in the room. This because ISS is obliged to comply with the local government rules and regulations, fire prevention regulations. [read more]

Alternative housing

When, for various reasons, you are not interested in the ISS accommodation, you are free to make housing arrangements yourself. This can be the case when for instance, you want to bring your partner or family, want to live more individual or don’t want to commit to a 12 month tenancy agreement. Unlike some other cities in the Netherlands, The Hague has relative enough (student) accommodation on offer. [read more]


Do you have any questions or comments about housing? Do not hesitate to contact the EUR ISS Housing Team through sending an e-mail to

Student life

Most ISS students have never been to the Netherlands before. Others may have only limited knowledge of the life in this country. [read more]