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Universiteit Leiden

26 Housing Reviews
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anonymous
University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Dormitory
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I could have more privacy, e.g. my own bathroom, toilet and kitchen. And it would be easier to clean up and maintain those facilities if they are not to be shared with other people.
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The room that I have is big enough for me. It is one of the rooms in the biggest student house in Leiden. There are approximately 250 students live in the building which is divided into 5 wings, A, B, C, D and E, with 3-4 floors per wing. Each section (each floor per each wing)has its own kitchen that is to be shared for 8-12 people. There are usually three showers and two toilets for each section, and to be shared for all the tenants in that section. There is also a laundry room with 8 machines and 10 dryer for all the tenants. The facilities in this building are not as good as I expected. Some of them are in not good condition. Some of them are not working, and need to be fixed. Some of them need to be replaced. There is a garden located in the center of this building that lacks of maintenace. Some of the rooms are not in good condition, for example the heaters are not working or there is water coming from the roof when it is raining. However, it is located close to the faculty where I study. It is also located in the center of the city. Almost everything is in the close distance range, i.e. supermarket, student center, town hall, etc. And it is fun to live with a lot of neighbours, and close to my friends.
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anonymous
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Biotechnology, Graduate, Independent
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
Where you have a room like most other international students, you get to meet a lot of people of very different culture and ways of life than yours, thereby you get to appreciate and learn to live with other people and respect them for their believes and ways of life.It helps you to have a wider perspective towards life.
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I think the problem is that Leiden is a small city with a high population of students, and as such accomodation costs are a bit expensive especially for international students. I think if there were on campus accomodations it will be a bit better.
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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It provides enough silence and concentration to study. It develops independency in self-cooking, house-keeping and to be more responsible.
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It was done by the University through SLS wonen, a private agency for seeking housing. They charge 75$ which is slightly high, however, students new to the city find it convienient to avail the facility. The housing is carpeted and spacious with enough ventilation and good ambience. Caretaker at the apartment is helpful giving infos on the city and for safety.
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Alicia
King's College - University of London, London, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Leiden
0.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Great Student environment, makes it easier to make friends and can still have your own privacy...a lot more social.
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The housing at the univeristy was in itself. In comparison to the London prices that I paid at home I found the price reasonable and good value for money, although this wasn;t the case for other students who had would pay less at the home univeristy. However, the main problem was the organisation of allocating housing and enabling students to address any problems. Students would apply for housing through the univeristy's international office but was allocated by another body, SLS. If there were any problems, which I had at the beginning when I was only given accommodation two days before my arrival (and for some friends they didn't even have accommodation after they arrived), I was thrown between the two bodies who were fairly disprganised. For the first semester I was given accommodation at the Hooigracht which was undergoing renovations and so our rent was reduced as a result. Although the accommodation was not particularly nice it was fine because I wa spaying low rent. however the major problems happened was when we had to move to new accommodation, although we ended up the new Hugo De grootstraat, which turned out to be for our benefit, we still ahd to pay admin fees and wait a long time to be allocated rooms. This was despite the fact that we had to move because of SLS and the renovations going on at the Hooi. Overall the housing itself was fine and being in student accommodation with other inetrnational students made my experience all the better. it was ojly the organisation of it that made my arrival a little stressful.
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lirdal
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, Graduate, LL.M.
Universiteit Leiden
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Student dorm
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Normally it's cheaper and since you live with Dutch students you have the opportunity to know the country and practice its language.
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SLS, the accomodation agency officially attached to the university, is not enough to handle the demand in a town as little as Leiden. Though it's not an easy one for foreigners, the best option is to find a room through the so called "hospiteravonds".
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antonio
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Law, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
i lived in Herengracht, the name of the little castle i lived, yes it was a castle!!!
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it was expensive, for sure , about 300euros for a small room and shared bathroom and kitchen with 6 others studnets, but the living room was huge, cable, pools...
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