Students

Housing for Bachelor and Master students

housing for bachelor and master students

Please select whether or not you need an entry visa and/or residence permit to study at the University of Twente. Are you not sure whether this applies to you? Please take a look at our page on entry visas and/or residence permits


Entry visa and/or residence permit

The University of Twente guarantees to offer all first-year students needing an entry visa and/or residence permit timely, appropriate and affordable furnished housing.

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 student, 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 students. These extra offers will be made available to you as soon as we have received and registered the payment of your entry visa. 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 students.

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) student who does not need an entry visa and/or residence permit, or
  • a second or third year student,

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.

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 students.

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 for students, and to start your search for a room in time.

Finding accommodation may take a while - we recommend you to start looking in time.Housing Department - University of Twente

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