Housing

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Twente in Enschede in the Netherlands. Probably not an easy decision to take to live abroad. You have to do several preparations to settle down such as housing.
For new coming staff it might be difficult to find suitable long term housing on- or off-campus University of Twente when you come to the Netherlands and the employment contract will start.
Sometimes only a short stay for several nights is needed before you can move to the new apartment or found suitable long term housing.

The Housing Office is the linking pin between housing providers and international PhD’s, employees and guests. Currently we mediate for furnished accommodation on behalf of three local housing providers: de Veste (on Campus), Stadsweide (off Campus), and the ITC International Hotel (off Campus).

Procedure & deadlines

Visa students who have completed both their visa application and their application for housing before 1 December (start 1 February) or before 1 July (start 1 September), will be treated with priority. All students applying for accommodation after 1 December/1 July will be served on a first come-first served basis. Our housing officers will do their utmost to provide all applying students with an offer for accommodation. We encourage all students to look for alternative accommodation.

Please read the information on this website carefully before submitting your application for accommodation. For students starting in September: Please take the introduction period 'Kick-In' into account when applying for accommodation. The introduction period takes place in the end of August and we advise you to apply for housing with a starting date of the rental contract of 16 August. 

Note: The UT merely offers a mediation service. If you accept an offer for accommodation, you will sign a rental agreement with one of the local housing providers and will be subject to their rules and regulations.

University College Twente (ATLAS) students

Please note: only ATLAS students of the University College Twente have guaranteed accommodation for the first two years of the programme.


More information about accommodation mediated by the UT
We encourage all students to look for alternative options as well.