for internationals


Housing for international Bachelor and Master students

Arranging housing is your own responsibility. We advise you to start arranging your housing approximately 2 months prior to arrival. Finding accommodation in Eindhoven can be difficult and time-consuming. As most cities in the Netherlands, Eindhoven has a shortage in affordable student accommodation.

TU/e may be able to offer housing to a very limited number of students. If so, students who have returned the confirmation statement and paid the guarantee fee before the deadline - 1 June for semester 1 and 15 November for semester 2 -, will be contacted.  Availability via TU/e will however be very limited and therefore you should count on having to make your own arrangements.

Check our ‘Tips & Tricks’ below to help you make your own housing arrangements.

Housing for exchange students

Exchange students must complete a Student Application Form. This form includes applications for housing. The form can be obtained from the contact person at the respective TU/e department. TU/e can only guarantee housing for a limited number of exchange students. If housing cannot be guaranteed, you will receive a message from the department handling your application. For more information and tips on how to find accommodation yourself check here.

Housing for PDEng and PhD

A limited number of accommodation is available via Vestide for PhD and PDEng-students. Since the number is very limited, we cannot guarantee housing with Vestide.  If Vestide does not have rooms available, or if you require family accommodation, we will inform you how to arrange housing via the private market.

Vestide offers the following types of accommodation:
• 1-person accommodation (rent is € 450 - € 850 per month)
• housing for couples (rent starting at € 700 - € 1000 per month)

Short stay and housing for employees

Eindhoven is a dynamic, young city with a large and growing population of students and expats. Over the last years many housing for expats has been realized in Eindhoven. Also housing for short stay expats. On this page we will inform you on how you can arrange your housing in Eindhoven.

Housing in Eindhoven for expats is mainly offered by commercial housing agencies. These agencies offer housing via their websites. No waiting lists apply. If you see accommodation you are interested in on the website of the housing provider, you can contact the agency. Commercial housing agencies offer housing that varies from a student room to luxury homes. Housing can be fully furnished, semi-furnished or unfurnished.

Rent benefit

Rent benefit is a subsidy provided by the Dutch government to residents on a low income with high rental costs. If you qualify for this benefit you should contact the  'Belastingdienst, the Dutch tax administration. Only residents on low income and living in independent residences, with their own front door and private (unshared) facilities such as kitchen, shower and toilet, are qualified for rent benefit.

Tips and tricks


If you have any questions regarding housing, please contact us via the contactform below.