Find out how you can arrange a house or room in time.
Each year, over 4,000 new students start at the University of Twente (UT). Since the city of Enschede is also home to Saxion University of Applied Sciences and a conservatorium, you can imagine that a lot of new students start their search for accommodation at the same time as you! Although UT does its utmost to inform you about finding possible accommodations, there is a housing shortage at the moment. As a result, students all over the Netherlands are having trouble finding housing. To ensure a smooth start of your student life at UT, we urge you to arrange your accommodation before the start of your studies.
There are different possible housing options. You can rent a room or a (studio) apartment. You can live alone, or with roommates. Take a look at the student house where Carlijn shares a few facilities and compare it to the apartment which Akash rents alone:
Housing processes differ for each type of student. To provide you with the most accurate information, select the situation that applies to you below:
Here are some important tips and guidelines to live by when searching for accommodation if you do not require an entry visa and/or residence permit:
If you want more tips and tricks on finding housing, see the Erasmus Student Network website for a housing guide.
Are you a visa student looking for a room? Check out our video below or infographic:
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 at 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)
Are you looking for a living space in Hengelo or Enschede? Then start at Roomspot! You can register with Roomspot if you are 16 years or older and are looking for living space. Registering with Roomspot is free.
To stay safe and healthy, Roomspot created an infographic about Covid-19 and student housing.