Student ExperienceLeiden

Do you want to live in the new campus area of Leiden, only 8 minutes by bike from the city center? Our brand new location in the Leiden Bio Science Park is scheduled to open on July 28, 2023, and will offer 700 modern, fully furnished studios. Relax in the lounge, meet your neighbors in the game corner, or study together for your exams in the study room.

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Leiden information

Studio specs

Studios and sizes
The Student Experience Leiden studios have a floor space between 18 m² to 25 m² and include a private kitchen and bathroom. 
At this location, you are provided with a fully furnished studio. Everything you need to make it cozy, including a double bed, a table with chairs, a closet, a desk and curtains. 
The kitchen features a countertop, including a sink. Cabinets above and below the countertop provide ample storage space. The kitchen is equipped with a 2-pit induction hob and extractor hood, a fridge, a bin and a combi-microwave.
The bathroom is equipped with a shower, sink and toilet. There is a large mirror above the sink.
Every studio has a light colored PVC floor and is easy to clean.
Key card access
The studio comes with a key card for easy and secure access to the complex and activation of electricity to ensure usage control.
Hanging items on the wall
It is not possible to hang items on the wall. Do you wish to bring a memento from home? Then consider a photo frame you can set down somewhere.
Internet connection
WiFi is provided for your comfort throughout the location premises.


Study conditions
To rent a studio at Student Experience Leiden, you must follow a full-time or part-time study in the Netherlands.
Long stay location
Student Experience Leiden is a long stay location. Contracts are offered with a minimum period of one year. You can find the exact start date of the contract in the studio advertisement. After the first 12 months, you can terminate the contract at any point with a notice period of one month.


Communicating relocation

Are you relocating to Leiden from abroad?
Schedule an appointment with the municipality to register (this appointment happens in person). It must take place within five working days after moving. Make sure to schedule it in advance by filling in a form via this page. For further questions, please call +31 71 516 51 65.

Registration days
At the beginning of each semester (September and February), Leiden University holds special town hall registration sessions for newly-arriving students. At other times of the year, please make an appointment directly with the town hall. You can find detailed information about this subject on the university’s English-language website.

You must register as a resident at your own address, for example, Lise Meitnerweg + your studio number, 2333 CZ, Leiden. You can use your contract as a burden of proof.
Are you relocating within the Netherlands?
Are you moving to Leiden, or are you moving within Leiden? You can report this from 4 weeks in advance to 5 days after your move. You indicate your change of address here. You must register as a resident at your own address, for example, Lise Meitnerweg + your studio number, 2333 CZ, Leiden. You can use your contract as a burden of proof.


Pricing structure
The price is based on the government property valuation system. This is a point system that determines the maximum price of a studio.
Studio price
The price of a studio starts at € 405 per month, excluding service costs. Service costs are approximately € 190 per month, including heating, electricity, water and internet.

The deposit is approximately € 1200, and the reservation fee is € 50. Together with the payment for the first month, these fees must be paid before entering your studio.

Please note that prices at Student Experience prices are subject to change annually. You will be informed of this in advance.
Housing allowance 
Are you younger than 23?
200 studios at this location are prioritized for students between 18 and 23. These studios have a rental price below the maximum so you can request housing allowance. You can check this here.  

23 years or older?
You can apply for housing allowance here


Cancellation policy

You have signed a contract to stay at Student Experience, but you changed your mind or cannot move in due to special circumstances. The cancellation policy depends on the situation, you can find more details below. You need a compelling reason to terminate your contract early. Examples of this are: you have been declined from your studies or cannot come to Leiden anymore. To process a request for early termination of your contract, we need proof. Proof is, for example, a rejection letter from your educational institution.
Not signed yet
If you have not yet signed your contract, you can cancel it free of charge.
Signed but want to terminate lease within 12 months
You want to terminate your fixed-term contract earlier than the contract end date. Unfortunately, this is not possible since you have entered into a contract for 12 months. We can only make an exception if you have a compelling reason for this and can provide proof. Upon approval, a one-month (30 days) notice period applies. You pay the costs until the new end date of your contract. Deposit will be refunded in accordance with your contract.
Terminate after 12 months
After the first 12 months of your lease, you can terminate your contract 365 days a year. Through the service portal you can easily terminate the contract, with a one month's notice period. The deposit will be refunded in accordance with your contract.

House rules

House rules
The house rules contain some essential information that is important for you to make your residence in the building as pleasant as possible. The latest version of the house rules is applicable.
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Facilities at Leiden

Study room

Study without being distracted? The study room is a bright, open space where you can study in peace. Co-Study Sessions are held here as well, so you can focus optimally and have inspiring breaks with brain food, your neighbours and fun activities.

You can also find small study rooms on every floor.


There are lounges with cozy sitting areas where you can relax with your neighbours, watch TV or play (online) games.

24/7 duty manager and security

Every day from 06:00 to 22:00 a duty manager is present and available. During the night you can rely on the security guard. In addition, security cameras are present at various locations.

Private dining room

Use the private dining room to cook dinner with your friends or family, celebrate your birthday or have a baking competition with your best friend.

You can reserve the private dining room through our reception.

Service portal

You can access the online service portal for more information about Student Experience. You can easily arrange most matters here, such as terminating your contract or submitting a repair request.

Printer and copier

In the lounge of the complex there is a copy, print and scan machine present. You can make use of it for a fee.

Game corner

In the game corner you can prove you're the best at table tennis, darts or 8-ball. In addition, it is possible to connect your own game console to the large television screen in the lounge.

Indoor bicycle parking

There is a covered bicycle parking where you can park your bike. 


The Student Experience laundromat is a self-service laundromat where you can use professional washing machines and dryers for a € 3 fee. An ironing board is also available in the laundromat. An iron can be borrowed at the reception.

Courtyard and surroundings

The complex has a lovely courtyard where you can relax or study in the sun on a nice day. You will notice various new facilities in the surrounding area are under development. This means that construction will be taking place temporarily around the complex, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vending machine

Care for a snack? There are vending machines present where you can pick up a snack or something to drink.

Parcel service

Have you placed an online order or received a package that does not fit through the letterbox? Packages are securely delivered by a trusted courier daily to MyPup pick-up point lockers, where you can pick them up as soon as you have time.

Medical facilities

Student Experience has partnered up with two general practitioners. That way, you always have easy access to medical care when necessary.


De Singel Huisartsen praktijk Weijenborg
Lusthoflaan 2 | 2316 JA Leiden
071 - 523 58 66




Huisartsenpraktijk de Vondel
Vondellaan 35AB l 2332 AA Leiden

Sustainable living

The cozy courtyard features a green garden with nature inclusive landscape, which stimulates biodiversity. The complex is equipped with solar panels to generate power for your daily needs and has sustainable rainwater drainage.

Cinema room

Enjoy a relaxing movie night or watch an exciting sports game with friends or fellow residents. You can use the beamer to watch your favorite movie or sports game. All you have to do is bring drinks and popcorn!

What our residents are saying.

What I like about Student Experience is that it is the perfect mix between finding friendships and building a network for the future.

Amsterdam NDSM

The duty managers who look after the building are really nice. For example when I request a repair and book a time slot, they are always very punctual and try to repair it very well. Good service!

Amsterdam Zuidas

I am happy that I live at Amsterdam Amstel. The surroundings are great and there is something to do every day. In addition, it broadens my social circle on every questionable level.  

Amsterdam Amstel

Student Experience is much more than a residence, it's a lifestyle!

Lucy Zuidas
Amsterdam Zuidas

Frequently asked questions.

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Get in touch.

Is your answer not listed here? Go to our FAQ page or contact us. Want to contact the duty manager of your residence directly? You can find his number at the reception of your location and in your service portal or in the service portal.


+31 (0)20 235 21 59Spain