Housing for students, staff & guests

We do our utmost to assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

The University of Twente (UT) coordinates supply and demand through the regional housing portal Roomspot.

Although we do our utmost to inform you about possible accommodations, there is a housing shortage at the moment. As a result, students all over the Netherlands are having trouble finding housing. We advise you to arrange housing before the start of your studies. Please be aware that UT itself is not able to provide you with housing if you do decide to start your studies without having a place to live in Enschede or Hengelo. Make sure you find housing before the start of your studies. Please check these tips and tricks for finding accommodation.

When to start looking for accommodation?

Starting in February 2023? Start your search as soon as possible.

Starting in September 2023? Start your search from May onwards.

Need-to-know's

  • Start your search early

    We advise you to arrange housing before the start of your studies. Will you be starting your studies in February? Start your search from December onwards. Will you be starting your studies in September? Start your search from May onwards. There is a housing shortage at the moment in the Netherlands. As a result, all students are having trouble finding housing.

  • Checks to keep in mind
    • Determine the wishes for your accommodation (but: keep them realistic)
    • Use Maps and Street View to see the accommodation and neighbourhood
    • Check the rules for ending the rental agreement
    • Check if the municipality accepts registration at the specific address. Check here how to register at the municipality
  • Fact-finding
    • Use Google Images to see if the pictures of the accommodation are present elsewhere
    • Ask for a video call to show you the accommodation in case you rent privately
    • Ask for the landlord's personal information: (sur)name, phone number, ID
    • Check if the agency is registered with Kamer van Koophandel if you rent through an agency
  • Red flag alerts
    • The landlord says he stays abroad for the moment and asks you to send the money to a foreign account
    • The landlord asks for your credit card number
    • The landlord says he cannot show you the accommodation, but he'll send you the keys once the deposit is transferred
    • The rental price is considerably lower than other similar accommodations in the area
    • You cannot register yourself for the address of the accommodation at the municipality.

Housing tailored to your profile

To find out what housing options apply to you, please select below which status applies to you: 

Our housing providers

UT works together with several local, housing providers which housing offer can be found and applied for via Roomspot. 

How to arrange housing as a visa student

Are you a visa student looking for a room? Check out our video below or infographic: