To make sure you have accommodation before your studies starts, you have to begin your search in time. Find out how you can arrange a house or room.
Count yourself lucky: finding housing in Enschede is cheaper and easier than in other Dutch student cities! But, start your online house hunting at least 3 months in advance. And remember: the earlier you start, the easier it will be for you to find affordable housing. The process of finding a house depends on your nationality. For students from a country outside the EEA, a guaranteed housing offer applies.
Housing processes differ for each type of student. To provide you with the most accurate information, select the situation that applies to you below:
As UT is a campus university, you have the option to live either on campus or in the city. But if you are going to study one of the programmes below, your situation is different.
- The Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and Creative Technology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam / University of Twente
- University College Twente
- ITC: Geo-information Science and Earth Observation graduate, degree, diploma or certificate programmes
- The Master’s in Water Technology (joint programme hosted in the city of Leeuwarden, not Enschede)
- The Master’s in Environmental & Energy Management (hosted in the city of Leeuwarden, not Enschede)
Finding a new place to live is a big decision. Will you live on your own or together with other students? Take time to think about which living situation is best for you.
In Enschede, there are various types of accommodation available:
- Living with others - Living with other students can be a great experience. You can share the rent and hang out with each other. Usually, there are two options for student houses:
- Fully shared: you have your own bedroom, but share a bathroom (toilet and shower), kitchen and living room.
- Partly shared: next to your bedroom, you have your own private bathroom, and share the kitchen and communal space.
- Your own place - When you live alone, you are completely in control of everything that goes on in your apartment. If you have lived at home all your life, this kind of freedom can take some time to get used to. It’s your place, your rules. You are not responsible for anyone and don’t have to share anything.
- Room in a student house - The vast majority of Dutch students rent rooms in a student house on campus or in Enschede or a nearby city. Sometimes you live together with up to 18 people, although there are also plenty of groups for five or more. In the city, you usually live with two to six people. So when you start looking for a room, you can look both on campus and in the city.
- Student or studio apartment - On campus or in Enschede or a nearby city, you can also live on your own in your own flat or self-contained room.
Enschede is very popular among students because of its numerous associations, cosy restaurants and friendly, personal atmosphere. Since Enschede is also home to Saxion University of Applied Sciences and a conservatorium, you can imagine that many students start their search for accommodation at the same time as you!