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Terms & conditions

Terms and conditions

The University of Twente can only assist in finding accommodation for a period of one year. Therefore, please make sure that you provide the University of Twente with the correct period for which you require accommodation.

Rental contract

When you sign a rental contract, you are bound to the terms of the contract, and you agree with the rights and obligations stated in it. Early departure from the room does not dismiss you from the payment obligations for the entire period as stated in the contract. The minimum period for renting accommodation through the University of Twente is one month. The maximum period is one year. The starting date of a contract is always on the 1st or 16th day of the month and the ending date is always on the 15th or last day of the month. You will have to pay administration costs (20 euros) for all new contracts

Short Stay

International students applying for furnished accommodation for a period of six months or less (e.g. exchange students and visiting scholars) will be offered a Short Stay contract of 1 to 6 months:

  • Ending dates are fixed. Termination of the contract before the established ending date is possible with a cancellation period of one month (per 1st or 16th of the month).
  • Option to sign a new Short Stay contract once, if the accommodation is still available. If you wish to receive a new Short Stay contract, you are expected to inform the Housing department two months before the previous contract expires. You will only receive a new contract if the accommodation is still available.

Long Stay

International students applying for furnished accommodation for a period of six months or more (e.g. Master students, PhD students, and Bachelor students) will be offered a Short Stay contract of six months:

  • Ending dates are fixed. Termination of the contract before the established ending date is possible with a cancellation period of one month (per 1st or 16th of the month).
  • Option to sign a new Short Stay contract, if the accommodation is still available.