Housing for exchange students

How to apply for housing

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. You find more information and tips on how to find accommodation yourself here.

What happens after we have received your application?

When we receive your application for housing, we will send you an e-mail.

Housing for exchange students is arranged with Vestide and Friendly Housing.


Rental agreements with Vestide are for the period of one semester. If you stay for two semesters, the agreement can be extended at the end of the first semester. Rental agreements cannot be terminated before the end date. The rental periods for the academic year 2018-2019 for Vestide are as follows:
Semester 1: 6 Augsut 2018 to 1 February 2019
Semester 2: 4 February 2019 to 26 July 2019

Friendly Housing

Students renting with Friendly Housing starting per semester 1 receive a rental agreement that starts between 1 August and 1 September 2018 and ends by 31 January 2019 at the earliest (the minimum rental period is 6 months). The exact start date depends on the selected room.

Students renting with Friendly Housing starting per semester 2, will receive a rental agreement that starts on 1 February 2019 and ends by 31 July 2019 at the earlierst.

Students renting with Friendly Housing need to send information to Friendly Housing at least one month in advance if they wish for the rental agreement to end after the first six months. If Friendly Housing is not informed in time, the agreement will automatically continue until the student gives notice taking in account the notice period of one calendar month. Please note that the rental agreement cannot end before the first six months have passed.

General information

The rent for the full semester must be paid in advance. The rent for one semester is approx. € 2000 to €3000.

You will receive an email from Vestide or Friendly Housing a few weeks before your arrival (please note that you cannot express a preference for one of the housing agencies). This email will contain a login name and password, with which you need to login to the website of Vestide/Friendly Housing. You can then select the accommodation of your preference from the available accommodation listed on the website. Please read the housing conditions for accommodation with Vestide/Friendly Housing for the full procedure.

Please note that it is not possible to request accommodation with a specific housing agency. You cannot view your room beforehand. However, if you have any questions about the room that has been offered to you, you can contact the International Relations Office.

Exchange students are offered housing with shared facilities. This means you have a private room, but you share the bathroom and kitchen with other students. In the Netherlands it is common for boys and girls to live together in a student house. There is no separate accommodation for boys or girls.

Other ways to find housing

TU/e can only guarantee housing for a limited number of exchange students. If housing cannot be guaranteed, you will receive a message about this from the faculty that handles your application. Click here for more information on how to look for housing yourself.

If you are interested in renting accommodation with a private bathroom and shared kitchen, we can recommend accommodation via The Student Hotel. The Student hotel offers a discount to TU/e students. You can book a five-month stay (from 01-09-2018 up to 31-01-2019) with the group code TUEHV05GR or a twelve-month stay (from 01-09-2018 up to 31-08-2019) with the group code TUEHV12GR. Bookings can be made here. Only a limited number of rooms is available for booking with this discount. Bookings need to be completed before 1 June 2018.