Finding somewhere to live

If you come to study at Windesheim, you'll need somewhere to live. Windesheim has several housing facilities for students on the various study programmes.

Dutch students normally live in privately rented accommodation. However, finding the right place isn't easy for someone who is new to the country. So Windesheim has its own student accommodation facilities and a housing service ('SSH') to help students from abroad get settled. SSH is an organization that acts as an intermediary to help international students find temporary accommodation. 


Accommodation for exchange students

SSH offers furnished student rooms to exchange students in Zwolle. You can register for a student room from 1 till 15 July. If you register for a room, Windesheim will finalize your booking once you've been accepted to a programme.

Registering with SSH from 1 till 15 July

You can also find your own accommodation on the private market if you like. But remember, finding a room can be hard if you start too late! Here are links to some useful websites:
Direct wonen 
Free international housing network 'Housing Anywhere' 
Nuffic's Housing in The Netherlands 

Accommodation for Global Project and Change Management students

Are you going to study Global Project and Change Management? Then you're required to live in the WHC student residence, located in Zwolle, for the first year of the programme. It's beneficial on many levels: you learn how to deal with different cultures and you have to speak English at all times (not only in class). With a study load of forty-six hours a week, living together makes it easier to link up for group work or to ask flatmates questions about homework. Seeing your flatmates working hard motivates you to do your best. SSH will help you find a room at the residence. Once you've completed your application for Global Project and Change Management, we'll let you know what you need to do in order to arrange your accommodation.


Laura Smit: 'It is great to live together at the student residence'

‘It is great to live together because it encourages you to balance your life – sometimes you need to just have fun and sometimes you need to study hard – with your fellow students close you can encourage each other to do both.’ Sebastian Borchers, second year student from Germany 

‘Living together is great – it is easy to get together for schoolwork and you always have the option of hanging out together. With your own room it is also nice to be able to close your door and have the privacy and quiet you sometimes need.’ Angela Gonzalez Pedrero, third year student from Spain 

‘The room has a wonderful view of the city of Zwolle. I like that we have a common kitchen and our own bathroom. The walls are quite thick so I have never had a problem being disturbed by a neighbour.’