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.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Tilburg for Exchange Students

(Degree-seeking students click 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. You are not the only one looking for a room at the moment.

Accommodation partners of Tilburg University

Yourroomintilburg.com

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).

Location

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 are limited. Therefore, we advise students who want to book a room via Yourroomintilburg.com 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 Yourroomintilburg.com is unfortunately not able to assist you anymore once all rooms are rented out.

For more information please read the details at Your Room in Tilburg

Housing Anywhere

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

If you weren’t able to reserve a room through one of the housing associations mentioned above then please have a look at the following information.

Finding a place to live is not easy if you do not know how to start. With this information we would like to inform you about some other options for housing in Tilburg to help you with your search.

There are agencies, organizations or websites that can help you find accommodation in Tilburg. Bear in mind that it can take up to 6 months to find a suitable room. This means early registration for accommodation prior to the start of the study program is a must.

Student houses

Most Dutch students live in student houses. These are mostly houses where several students live, but where each individual has his or her own bedroom. The other facilities (such as toilet, bathroom, kitchen and/or living room), have to be shared with other students. In most cases these rooms are rented out by private landlords or ladies.

Apartments

Renting an apartment with fellow-students could also be an option, but please bear in mind that the costs are mostly considerably higher compared to the costs of a student room.

Anti-squatting agencies

Finally, there are organizations in the Netherlands that offer temporary accommodation in empty real estate (such as a school or office buildings and houses). This specific way of renting is called ‘anti-kraak’, and although your legal rights are less than when renting an ordinary room, the costs are significantly lower too. Please note that the period this type of accommodation is normally available, may differ from three months up to a couple of years.

Websites

The most common way is to search the internet. Below you will find several websites (some in Dutch only) which can help you find suitable accommodation. Mind, that some of these websites might require a registration and sometimes ask for a fee. Among them are general websites (links to websites where many rooms are presented, offered by private and commercial parties), commercial real estate agencies and ‘anti-kraak’ organizations. Some real estate agencies might ask for an agency fee.

Kamerbemiddeling Tilburg

Kamerbemiddeling Tilburg is one of the partners Tilburg University works with. They think 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.

Klik voor Kamers.nl (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.

P&D Housing

Fully furnished apartments just a few steps from the Centre of Tilburg. This is one of twelve new renovated apartments with 2 bedrooms which will be fully furnished and ready to move in on August 15th 2017! The apartments can be rented for up to 6 months.

How to find a room on the private market

It is very common in the Netherlands that student rooms are 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 studenthousing@tilburguniversity.edu

Other Housing sites and commercial real estate agencies

  1. www.studenthousingholland.nl
  2. www.wonen-013.nl
  3. www.kamernet.nl
  4. www.kamerstunt.nl
  5. www.househunting.nl
  6. www.rotsvast.nl
  7. www.kamertjes.nl *
  8. www.rooming.nl *
  9. www.directwonen.nl
  10. www.kamerhuren.nl
  11. www.kamers.nl *
  12. www.pararius.nl
  13. www.regionapartments.com
  14. www.huurwoningen.nl *
  15. www.funda.nl/huur
  16. www.roomplaza.com
  17. www.bvwonen.nl/ *
  18. www.dehuissleutel.nl

Anti-squatting websites

  1. www.cameloteurope.com
  2. www.adhocbeheer.nl
  3. www.interveste.nl/woonruimte/antikraak

*Website only available in Dutch

Advertising

Putting a request in a regional newspaper or checking the ads on Marktplaats (an advertising website, but only in Dutch) might be successful. The best newspaper to use for this purpose is Stadsnieuws (only in Dutch). Placing an ad on the message board in supermarkets might also help if that’s possible for you of course.

Facebook

You can also follow 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. I*ESN (International Erasmus Student Network)

Furniture

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 StudentFurniture. 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 www.stufu.nl, for more information.

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 (to be paid once)
  • 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

Questions

Arranging accommodation is your own responsibility. However, we will do our utmost to assist you in this process. If you start your Exchange program at Tilburg University and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to send your question to studenthousing@tilburguniversity.edu. 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.

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