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Temporary accommodation of students in Prisma Building

Published: 15th August 2019 Last updated: 15th August 2019

In the academic year 2019-2020, Tilburg University is again expecting an increase in the number of students in accordance with the university’s Strategic Plan. Although the exact number of students is not yet clear, the influx of international degree-seeking and exchange students is increasing as well, and it is harder for them to find accommodation. However, the supply of accommodation for students in general is insufficient to meet the increasing demand. On August 13, Tilburg University has concluded an agreement with real estate manager Camelot Europe to convert Prisma Building into student accommodation. The alteration will take place between August 22 and the middle of September.


The university is facilitating the accommodation of these students.  In recent years, the university has expanded the housing capacity with the partners in the city,  for instance, with Talent Square and the Cobben campus. In the past year intensive search for additional possibilities in the city did not bring relief in the short term.  In the coming academic year, Prisma will accommodate 89 international students. The alteration will take place between August 22 and the middle of September. In the coming academic year, Prisma will accommodate 89 international students. 

In principle, it is students' own responsibility to find a room and the university points this out regularly during the recruitment process. Nevertheless, the university will lend a helping hand wherever possible. This year, too, temporary places have been arranged in hostels, hotels, and bungalows in holiday resorts.