Support for internationals

Eindhoven University of Technology is an international university, where one third of the academic staff consists of foreign staff. Moving to another country, with its different habits, rules and procedures, can be a big step. To ensure you feel at home as quickly as possible, we will do everything in our power to smoothly guide you in your move to Eindhoven.

HR Back office International

TU/e has a special support team to help you with your transfer to Eindhoven. They can assist you with the inevitable paperwork, housing, residence and work permits and other practical matters.


Eindhoven is a dynamic, young city with a large and growing population of students and internationals. Housing in Eindhoven for international employees is mainly offered by commercial housing agencies. These agencies offer housing via their websites. No waiting lists apply. If you see an accommodation you are interested in, 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.

Family friendly

TU/e promotes and supports a healthy work-life balance and has many facilities to help you and your family feel right at home.

Dual Career Program

TU/e offers a unique dual career program in collaboration with Expat Spouses Initiative. What makes this program special is that we reach out to accompanying partners, even before we make a job offer. So even before you have accepted a position as assistant, associate or full professor at TU/e, your partner will be assisted in job search needs. Your partner will get useful information on the local Dutch labor market and job search techniques. You can find more information on the program via the HR advisor of the department where you are applying for a position. 

Family reunion

TU/e can apply for family reunion on your behalf, in order to enable your partner (and children) to travel to the Netherlands. For any stay over 90 days, family members and relatives require a residence permit, unless they come from a country that belongs to the European Union or the European Economic Area or Switzerland. For more information, please send an e-mail to our HR Back Office International.  

International Spouse Program at TU/e Sports Centre

The International Spouse Program offers a great change to try out health, wellness and vitality activities under the guidance of experienced, female instructors. TU/e’s Sports Centre offers basic-level health activities to women in small, personalized groups. The Spouse Program courses are an excellent learning environment to get better acquainted with the sports centre, with our wide range of activities, and most importantly, with each other! For more information or questions, you can contact:

‘Get in Touch’ program 

A social introduction and support program for spouses to discover people and places in Eindhoven and to build their own personal network in their new residence. In the past years, this program has grown into a broad service for international TU/e spouses. Please find more information on the ‘Get in Touch’ website

On campus daycare

Korein Kinderplein offers daycare for children up to the age of four. Many of the children there have fathers or mothers working at TU/e or other companies located on campus. Please find out more about the TU/e location (sorry, Dutch only) or general information on, for example, policy and costs on the Korein Kinderplein website

Introduction day

To help you feel welcome and at home on our TU/e campus, we warmly invite you and your partner to participate in one of our introduction days. You will get useful information about TU/e, Eindhoven and The Netherlands. Get to know other new colleagues at TU/e and expand your network! You will go on a campus tour and visit the Hub in the city center, where you can meet other internationals.


Over 40,000 internationals live and work in the Eindhoven region. That is why Eindhoven pays a lot of attention to making sure the region is attractive to international talents and their families. Please find more information on the Brainport Eindhoven website and via the links below. 

Questions for our HR Back Office International