Housing

When you are looking for accommodation in Zeeland, there are possibilities to find a good and affordable room in Vlissingen or Middelburg. Most student houses are near the city centres and within cycling distance of HZ. In Vlissingen you are also close to the Boulevard and beach when you want to get a breath of fresh air. 

Book in time
Make sure you book a room in time (preferably in the early spring), so you have the best chances to book the room that suits your wishes. 

Housing corporations
HZ has partnered housing companies APV and Villex to make it easier for students to find a place to live in. Once you have registered at HZ, you can start booking a room. You need to make a reservation for accommodation yourself. 

Vlissingen > APV Housing

APV has hundreds of rooms and studios in Vlissingen. Their database varies from low to high rental class, from small to large rooms and from unfurnished to furnished. APV Housing closely works with (local) businesses, city councils, housing corporations, HZ University of Applied Sciences and residents. They have a communal focus to ensure and optimize the stay in accommodation to a professional, safe and pleasurable experience.

You can let APV know your preferences and wishes regarding accommodation. Prices start from €250,- per month all in and increase depending on the size of the room and required comfort.

Online registration
APV uses a 'first come, first serve' principle. Therefore, it is wise to register online as soon as possible. 

Middelburg > Villex and APV Housing

Villex has various living spaces in Middelburg. Besides houses, apartments and (student)dorms, they offer studios and offices. Would you like to be considered for a nice living- or working space with Villex? Take a look at their website what you should do to own your own living space soon. 

Online registration
Here you can register for free. 

FAQ's about housing

​General

My study programme is located in Vlissingen. Am I allowed to look for a room in Middelburg? Or vice versa?
Yes, you decide where you want to live.

Is there a minimum rental period?
That depends on the housing company, so make sure that you are well-informed.

I am an exchange student or a Master’s student. Can I find a room for only one semester? 
Yes, that is possible. 

Can I look for housing with a male or female friend?
You can share your wishes with the housing companie, they will help you the best they can. 

Is there a waiting list?
Rooms are rented on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register on time! Middelburg has less rooms available than Vlissingen, so make sure that you book in time. 

Can I get priority for a room?
Our partners do what they can to take all the various wishes into consideration. They might give priority to new international students or students that have to travel from outside Zeeland. 

Is it possible to rent privately?
Yes, that is possible. You will have to arrange this yourself. You will find the available housing online or on posters in the HZ-building. 

Vlissingen

How can I find a room in Vlissingen?
APV Housing will be able to help you. The distance between Vlissingen and Middelburg is small, so please consider both cities.

What type of rooms are there in Vlissingen?
Accommodation varies from rooms in student houses to studios and apartments ranging in size from small to large, furnished or unfurnished, single units (where you live by yourself) or apartments that you share with others.

Is there a campus?
Yes. Campus de Ruyter is mainly suitable for international and national nursing students. The Campus Adriaan de Coortelaan houses national and international students. Both are rented out through housing agent APV Housing.

What is the travel time between the campus in Vlissingen and the HZ in Vlissingen?
The approximate travel time is:
25 minutes on foot
10 minutes by bike
7 minutes by car
16 minutes by bus

What is the travel time between the campus in Vlissingen and the HZ in Middelburg?
The approximate travel time is:
25 minutes by bike
12 minutes by car
26 minutes by bus

What is the average price of a room in Vlissingen?
Room prices range from €250 to €600 all-in. 

Are there any rooms available in the city centre?
Most rooms are located in the city centre or near the city centre. 

Middelburg

How can I find a room in Middelburg?
Villex will be able to help you. The distance between Vlissingen and Middelburg is small, so please consider both cities.

What type of rooms are there in Middelburg?
Accommodation varies from rooms in student houses to studio apartments and apartments ranging in size from small to large, furnished or unfurnished, single units (where you live by yourself) or apartments that you share with others.


Is there a campus?
There is no separate HZ Campus. However, there are rooms on the student campuses for students of the University College Roosevelt and HZ. These campuses are located at the Bachtensteene, J. Roggeveenhof, Koestraat and Bagijnhof.

What is the average price of a room in Middelburg?
Room prices range from €220 to €600 (for a house).

Are there any rooms available in the city centre?
Most rooms are located in the city centre or near the city centre.

Is there a minimum rental period?
That depends on the housing company, so make sure that you are well-informed.

Will there be new housing in Middelburg?
Yes. Woongoed Middelburg wants to build 123 student houses at the Kanaalweg in Middelburg. As of 2020, three buildings will accommodate 246 students. The buildings will be located next to central station, within walking distance of the HZ location and the city centre. 

​HZ moving to Middelburg

Which study programmes are moving to Middelburg?
National study programmes: Engineering, HBO-ICT, Industrial Engineering & Management, Civil Engineering, Water Management, River Delta Management (master’s). 
International study programmes: Water Management, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, River Delta Management (master’s).

I’m already a student, my study programme is moving to Middelburg and I live in Vlissingen. Do I need to move?
You don’t have to move, but you are free to move if you want to. You decide if you want to stay and where you want to live.

I’m a new student and my study programme starts in Middelburg. Do I need to look for housing there? 
You can if you want to, but you don’t have to. You decide where you want to live. 

What is the travel time between the HZ in Vlissingen and the HZ in Middelburg?
The approximate travel time is:
20 minutes by bike
10 minutes by car
30 minutes by train (and walking to and from the railway stations)
30 minutes by bus

Impression Campus de Ruyter

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