How to find a place to live?

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.

What applies to your situation?

Housing processes differ for each type of student. To provide you with the most accurate information, select the situation that applies to you below:

  • Which countries are EEA?

    There are 30 EEA countries:

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden

Exceptions for some study programmes

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.

Types of student housing

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 in Enschede

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!