Exchange programs

Tilburg University welcomes hundreds of international exchange students each year. These students come to Tilburg within the framework of ERASMUS agreements and bilateral agreements with universities all over the world.


Are you a degree-seeking student? Read more about accommodation for degree-seeking students here

Tilburg University does not own any student accommodation. Instead, we collaborate with housing associations and letting agencies to assist our students in finding suitable housing. Please be aware that only a limited number of furnished rooms are available for international students in Tilburg, so do not hesitate to apply if you wish to take advantage of this offer.

It’s your own responsibility to find a room before you get here. Therefore, make it your number one priority and start searching immediately.

Accommodation Partners of Tilburg University


The rooms on this website are only offered to international students of Tilburg University. All rooms on offer are located in the city of Tilburg. Exchange students are offered accommodation for the duration of their stay in Tilburg (one semester or one year).


The rooms are situated at “Professor Verbernelaan”. “Professor Verbernelaan” is located near Tilburg University, train station “Tilburg University”, a shopping area and the sport center of Tilburg University. You will find more information as soon as you’re logged in. If you have been accepted as an (full year) exchange student you will automatically receive log-in details to the reservation system in June or November.

Reservation system

Please note that the number of rooms is limited. Therefore, we advise students who want to book a room via to make a reservation as soon as the reservation system opens. The reservation policy is based on a “first-come, first-serve”-basis. Please, make sure your credit card has enough limit to be able to complete your payment (and reservation). The reservation system will automatically cancel incomplete reservations after 48 hours. Please note that is unfortunately not able to assist you anymore once all rooms are rented out.

For more information have a look at their website:


Tilburg University is part of the network Housing Anywhere. Housing Anywhere is a peer-to-peer platform where outgoing exchange students can rent out their rooms to incoming exchange students. This means that exchange students coming to Tilburg will be able to rent a room from outgoing exchange students leaving Tilburg. Please do not forget to check Housing Anywhere's site regularly to see new offers.

Finding Accommodation Yourself

What can you expect?

Dutch student houses are fairly unique! It is not uncommon to live in a big house with a lot of housemates! You might have to share your facilities with more people then you are used to. However, it is a great way to make new friends. Housemates often eat together, study together and spend their free time together. Living in a student house is therefore a great way to really emerge in the Tilburg student life. Of course you could also opt for living in a studio or apartment by yourself. It really depends on your preference! However, it is easier to find a room then to find something just for you as you will often need registration time to reserve such accommodation. Additionally it is more expensive than a regular room in a shared house/flat. It is uncommon in the Netherlands to share a room with a number of people.

Generally, students do not live on campus because it is very easy to bike everywhere! Having a bike is essential when living in Tilburg as well. The areas Oud Noord, Oud Zuid, West, Centrum and Oost are all in biking distance from the University. It is therefore no problem to live in these areas! There are safe bicycle paths leading from every part to the city to the University!

Get started!

It is very common in the Netherlands for student rooms to be offered online, either directly by the landlord him/herself, a housing company or by a lessee who is trying to find someone for sublease. Some websites do not necessarily check who is putting rooms for lease through their platform. Therefore it is important to always be cautious.

A few tips:

  • Try to check whether the address of the room offered actually exists (e.g. through google maps).
  • Never transfer money in advance if you are not completely sure that the landlord / agency exists! Sometimes people are scammed out of money by non-existing 'landlords'. Do not send money to anyone for accommodation prior to viewing the property, and verify that the person is the actual landlord or representative of the landlord, and inspect the tenancy agreement.
  • Always check the credentials of the person subletting the room.
  • Make sure you understand the implications of the tenancy agreement.
  • Get a receipt for any deposit you pay.
  • Do not visit a property alone, make sure someone goes with you or at least knows where you are going, and at what time. 
  • Also consider rooms offered in Dutch because not all students are aware that international students will also be searching for rooms.
  • If you want a second opinion, or if you feel something is not right, contact


The most common way to find accommodation is through searching online! Below you can find several websites which can help you with finding suitable housing. Note that some of these websites might require registration and sometimes ask for a fee. Among the websites are general platforms where rooms are presented by private and commercial parties, commercial real estate agencies and social media links.

Kamerbemiddeling Tilburg

Kamerbemiddeling Tilburg is one of the partners Tilburg University works with. They feel that finding a student room in Tilburg shouldn't be hard at all. If you register online you can look for your new room right away. It is really that easy!

When you want to rent a room immediately, you can use the online reservation system. Choose a room, pay for it with Ideal or credit card and the room is reserved for you. No interview nights, waiting lists or expensive subscriptions.

Housing Anywhere

Tilburg University is also a partner of international student-to-student housing platform Housing Anywhere. If you are coming from abroad, you can use this website to book a student room.

The rooms on this platform are offered by students who are going abroad to study, graduate or complete a work placement. Using the platform is free for you as a student. You will be charged an administrative fee for using Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system when you make a booking.

Klik voor (Click for Rooms)

If you are going to be studying in Tilburg, the Clickforrooms website is a good place to look for accommodation. Accommodation offered in Tilburg can be found on this website, where you will need to register first. You can register free of charge. 

Clickforrooms offers a first-year guarantee arrangement for students who are starting a bachelor's study program for the first time, giving them priority when assigning an unfurnished room based on traveling time. This also applies to foreign students. You can also send an e-mail to Klikvoorkamers for more information.

Student Housing Holland

Student Housing Holland offers everything-you-need service for incoming first year international students! They provide you with fully furnished rooms and many additionally features such as 24/7 security service, a public transport card and your own bike. You can easily book their rooms through their website! They have three types of rooms in shared student houses which are all equipped with all the essentials you need during your stay here in Tilburg!

Other Housing sites and commercial real estate agencies:

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You can also search for the following Facebook sites (in Dutch):

  1. Kamer Huren Tilburg
  2. Huurwoning of kamer huren in Tilburg
  3. Woonruimte aangeboden/gezocht Tilburg
  4. Kamers Tilburg
  5. Find a room(mate) or house in Tilburg - kamer(s) in Tilburg
  6. I*ESN (International Erasmus Student Network)


Do you have an unfurnished room or are in of extra furniture? You can furnish your room with minimal effort on a student budget with Student Furniture. They deliver an all-inclusive furniture service, ideal for international students who stay in The Netherlands for a year or less. When you rent a furniture package, they deliver everything you need for your room to your door, assemble it, and pick it up again when you leave. Go to, for more information.

Disclaimer:  These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Tilburg University of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Tilburg University bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Useful Vocabulary when looking for a Room

Useful Vocabulary when looking for a Room

Huren/Te huur - To/For rent

Studentenhuis - Student house

Kamer - Room

Appartement - Apartment

Inschrijven - Register

Voorkeur - Preference

Plaats/Stad - City/Town

Ligging - Location

Oppervlakte - Size (square meters)

Prijs (p/mnd) - Price (monthly)

Maandelijks - Monthly

Bemiddelingskosten - Mediation costs (one-off)

Beschikbaar - Available

Tijdelijk - Temporary

Onbepaalde tijd - Undetermined period of time

Aantal - Number

Huisgenoten - Room/Flatmates

Onderhoudsstaat - State of maintenance

Gemeubileerd - Furnished

Gestoffeerd - Not furnished, with floor covering and drapes

Kaal - Not furnished, no floor covering

Eigen/gedeeld - Own/Shared

WC - Toilet

Keuken - Kitchen

Badkamer - Bathroom

Douche - Shower

Toegestaan - Allowed

Roken - Smoking

Huisdieren - Pets

Geslacht - Gender

Vrouw - Female

Man - Male


Arranging accommodation is your own responsibility. However, we will do our utmost to assist you in this process. If you start your study (bachelor, (pre)master or research master) at Tilburg University and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to send your question to Please realize that our team will not send you a list of rooms but that they will try to answer the question you have regarding procedures, payments, deposits, etc.