Accommodation for foreign students

Looking for accommodation in Groningen?

Lefier has a wide and varied range of units and rooms for young people in the city of Groningen. With more than 3,500 units, we are the largest young people’s accommodation provider in the city of Groningen. Read more about how to register with us and how to apply for a room in Groningen.

Accommodations

Our accommodation is spread throughout the whole of Groningen. There is a Lefier complex near every educational institution. We also have great accommodation in the city centre. Lefier has independent accommodation and non-independent accommodation for students and young people who are employed. Independent accommodations have their own private facilities, such as a kitchen, a shower and a toilet. If you rent a non-independent accommodation you share these facilities with others.

Please note: our rooms are not furnished.

About Lefier

As well as student accommodation, we also let a range of other types of accommodation, such as single-family accommodation, upper floor apartments, lower floor apartments, gallery apartments, gatehouse apartments and accommodation for senior citizens. We also lease offices and commercial premises, studios and workshops, garages and parking spaces.

How to register with us

If you are studying or going to study in Groningen you can register with Lefier as a student seeking accommodation . You can also register with us if you are young and employed. To register with us you must be at least 16 and under 30. Register as an accommodation seeker You can register with us via our website . There is a one-off registration fee of € 30. Your registration automatically expires when you accept an accommodation.

How long am I registered for?

You remain registered with us until you accept an accommodation. We will also terminate your registration if you have been offered four accommodations and have refused all four. People who register with us because they have been nominated for a room by other tenants will also be removed from our files when they accept the room. You can only apply for a room until the age of 30. When you are 30 years or older, you can no longer apply for rooms for young people, but you can register with WoningNet for other types of accommodation, such as single-family accommodation or apartments.

How to apply for rooms via our website

The accommodation currently available   is shown on the website. If you have registered with us you can immediately apply for any of the rooms shown on our website. In some cases it is also possible for you to be nominated for a room by other tenants.

Waiting time

There may be a waiting time for accommodations, especially in July, August and September, when many students come to the city. But we also have accommodations directly available! Check our current rental offer .

Income threshold

Lefier only allocates accommodation to those on an income of less than € 36.165,- (price level 2017). Anyone on an income of more than € 36.165,- is not eligible for a room. You will be means tested when you are allocated a accommodation. In other words, the means test only applies at the start of your tenancy. If your income increases while you are renting the room you can still live there.

Authorize someone else to take care of your business at Lefier

You can authorize someone for a certain period to take care of your business at Lefier, for instance to view and accept a room and to sign the contract, if you can't do this yourself. Please print and complete the authorizationform and send it to our office.

How to terminate tour tenancy

You can give notice to terminate your tenancy on any working day of the month. You can do that in writing (by letter), by paying a visit to our office at Gedempte Zuiderdiep 22, Groningen or fill out the form and send it to us. Read more about how to terminate tour tenancy >>

More information

If you want information you can either call us at +31 (0)88 20 33 000 (Monday -Friday, 8:00-17:00 h.) or send us an e-mail (). You can also visit our office, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 22, Groningen. (Monday - Thursday, 9:30 -17:00 h and Friday, 9:30 - 12:30 h).

Lefier staat voor wonen

Jong en oud. Studerend, werkend en werkzoekend. Kerngezond en met beperkingen. Iedereen heeft recht op een plek om ‘thuis’ te noemen. Goed wonen betaalbaar maken en houden, daar zetten wij ons elke dag voor in. Dat doen we samen met onze huurders en gemeenten.