Housing

Housing for staff members, PhD' researchers and guests

housing for staff members, phd researchers and guests

Please select wether you require an entry visa and/or residence permit to stay at the University of Twente.


Entry visa and/or residence permit

The University of Twente guarantees to offer all staff members, PhD researchers and guests who need an entry visa and/or residence permit timely, appropriate and affordable furnished housing.

In case you are looking for a house or appartment instead of a room, for example because you wish to relocate together with your family, we advise you to broaden your search to other housing providers. The University of Twente doesn't offer housing services for one's family.

Roomspot

If you would like us to assist you in finding 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. You can make an account at Roomspot and respond to room offers at any time, regardless of your application status.

Since you require an entry visa and/or residence permit as a non-EER staff member, PhD researcher or guest, the University of Twente wishes to offer you additional assistance in your search for a room. Therefore, you will be shown extra housing offers in Roomspot that are exclusively available for non-EER staff members, PhD researchers or guests. You will informed per e-mail once the extra housing offer has been made available to you.

Duration of stay

The accommodation that you rent via the University of Twente is available to you for a period of up to 1 year. As our accommodations are classified as ‘short stay’, you are allowed to rent for a period of maximum one year, after which you are required to find your own accommodation. This way we can continue to offer first-year housing to the next generations of staff members, PhD researchers and guests.

Please note: for ending your rental contract, most rental agencies and landlords handle a notice period of one month. We strongly suggest you to check your rental contract for the conditions that apply to you.

For all matters related to the state of your accommodation (e.g. damage, leakage) please contact your rental agency.

no entry visa and/or residence permit needed

If you are an (international) staff member, PhD researcher or guest who does not need an entry visa and/or residence permit, 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.

Additionally, the UT assists you in finding accommodation by providing you with our overview on which several external parties in the region are listed that offer housing.

In case you are looking for a house or appartment instead of a room, for example because you wish to relocate together with your family, we advise you to broaden your search to other housing providers. The University of Twente doesn't offer housing services for one's family.


Duration of stay

The accommodation that you rent via the University of Twente is available to you for a period of up to 1 year. As our accommodations are classified as ‘short stay’, you are allowed to rent for a period of maximum one year, after which you are required to find your own accommodation. This way we can continue to offer first-year housing to the next generations of staff members, PhD researchers and guests.

Please note: for ending your rental contract, most rental agencies and landlords handle a notice period of one month. We strongly suggest you to check your rental contract for the conditions that apply to you.

For all matters related to the state of your accommodation (e.g. damage, leakage) please contact your rental agency.

 

The city of Enschede – which is very popular amongst students – has a competitive housing market. We strongly recommend you to inform yourself about the Dutch housing market, and to start your search for a room in time.

The University of Twente is committed to optimizing the external housing availability and rental conditions.