As with most of the university cities in the Netherlands, Eindhoven has a high demand for accommodation, especially among students. As a de facto rule, demand exceeds supply, and that means finding a nice, nearby, and cheap room is an incredibly difficult task. However, luckily for you as an international student, you have a great opportunity to bypass what can turn out to be an infuriating hassle. TU/e will help you to find accommodation as part of your acceptance process! It does not own any student housing itself, but instead has some agreements with Dutch housing corporations to provide as much furnished accommodation to international students and staff as possible. If you are allocated accommodation, it will be a one year contract starting from August.
As an international Bachelor’s or Master’s student, you will be accommodated in a single bedroom in co-ed student housing blocks. These blocks are shared with other international students, meaning you will have a chance straight away to make new friends. You will be provided with basic furniture such as a bed, tables, lamps, wardrobes, kitchen utensils, and most liklely, the use of a washing machine amongst others. Electricity, heating, and internet is included in the price, which is typically around €350-450 a month, depending on which kind of room you get.
It is important to read the complete conditions of TU/e providing accommodation for you on Eindhoven's own housing information page.
Once your application has been accepted and you have been admitted, you will receive a confirmation statement in May from the International Relations Office. In this confirmation you will find the option to apply for student housing. The main company that TU/e liaises with to provide accommodation is called Vestide. If your accommodation is to be arranged with them, you’ll receive an email from them a few weeks before your stated date of arrival. The email will provide you with your log in details for their website, which you will use to state your preference for your accommodation from the list of available locations.
If your accommodation is to be arranged with a company other than Vestide, you will instead receive an email a few weeks before arrival stating your new address, the rent and deposit information, payment methods, and where you can collect your keys.
Due to the high demand, you are not able to request which agency you will rent your accommodation from, and you will also be unable to view the room before you accept. Unfortunately, while you are lucky in that you will have accommodation arranged for you, you do not have much say or many options about what accommodation this will be. You can send any questions you may have to the International Relations Office.
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