Tilburg University education

Accommodation for International Students

Tilburg is a popular university city in the Netherlands. Because of this, the demand for student housing is high. Finding accommodation is one of the most important things to arrange before your arrival, please note that we cannot guarantee housing, and it’s your own responsibility to find a room. Therefore, we advise you to make it number one priority and start searching for a house several months before arriving.

Universities in the Netherlands do not own student housing. Tilburg reserves a number of rooms with housing providers for eligible new international students. These are fully booked by now, since it works on the basis of first come, first served. The private market is the way to look for now, please check the private market section on the website frequently.

It’s your own responsibility to find a room before your arrival. Therefore, you should make it your number one priority and start searching immediately. Please be aware that only a limited number of furnished rooms are available in Tilburg. Do not limit your options and also look for unfurnished rooms. Check the private market section for tips and tricks.   


Exchange students spring semester: 

Invitations for YourRoomInTilburg will be send on November 13th. In this e-mail you will receive your personal code which you can use to register on the website. On November 20th the reservation system opens, you will be informed about the specific time in the invitation e-mail.

Please keep in mind there are not enough rooms for all incoming exchange students, therefor it is important to spread your chances and start searching on the private market as well.  

Frequently Asked Questions on Accommodation

I have missed the reserved accommodation, what can I do now?
I am starting my studies in January/February, is there reserved accommodation for me?
Should I book a room without seeing it first?
When should I start looking for a room?
Should I sign a contract which is in Dutch?
Where can I go if I have questions about my contract?
When can I register at the municipality?
Is it normal that I have to pay a registration fee for some websites?
How do I know if I am eligible for Housing Allowance?
My landlord is asking for a guarantor – why?
Where can I find more information on Dutch rental law?
I have a question to which I cannot find the answer to on the website, who can I contact about this?
Is there a list with useful vocabulary?