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Other housing possibilities

Finding housing on your own can be quite challenging. Discover more ways to find housing in Enschede and Hengelo.

Besides the regional housing portals Roomspot and the Student Union Kamersite, there are other ways to find housing on your own in Enschede and Hengelo. UT provides some useful links for you.

Students, staff, PhD & guests

If you are:

and you are looking for accommodation on campus or in the vicinity of our university, please create an account at Roomspot; the online housing portal for Enschede and Hengelo. Here you can find the current housing offer in Enschede and Hengelo and apply for the accommodations you are interested in.

Avoid scams

We have received reports of students being scammed when looking for accommodation. Please keep in mind to never pay high, out of proportion amounts of money prior to signing a contract and/or viewing a room. More ways to recognise a scammer can be found on the Roomspot website.

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.

Useful links

We have listed some useful links for you. Also, remember that you can look at the UT Marketplace on Facebook, where students occasionally post a message when their rooms become available. Alternatively, you can find housing via the co-optation process of student houses. For more information see the FAQ or the useful links on Roomspot.

For long stay (longer than 3 months)

For short stay (shorter than 3 months):

Housing tips 

Portals (Short and Long stay)