Information for incoming international students

Make sure to arrange your accommodation before arriving in the Netherlands, as you are officially required to register a valid Dutch address within 5 days after arrival in the Netherlands. Registering a valid Dutch address at the local municipality is a legal obligation for all who intend to stay in the Netherlands for 4 months or more, irrespective of nationality or purpose of stay. A valid and registered address allows you to obtain a BSN (Citizen Service Number), which is needed to interact with Dutch authorities.
You can optain a BSN by registering at the Municipality of the city your valid Dutch address is located.

TU Delft suggests three ways to arrange accommodation. See below for information on each of these options.

Finding a room

It is very difficult to find a room in Delft and its surroundings. This is due to a shortage of housing in The Netherlands, specially student accommodations.

2022-5-23

Master and Bachelor students: maximum capacity reached
The housing department has reached the maximum number of applications that can be accommodated through its service for Master and Bachelor students. Master and Bachelor students can no longer apply. All confirmed payments up to and including May 6th can still be accommodated. Confirmed payments on and after May 9th will be placed on a waiting list, in case accommodations become available again. If we cannot offer housing, the (paid) fee will be returned.

Receipt of payment confirmed in:
 
Access to housing platform:
CEST Time
December 2021
Between 9 AM 12th of May and 5 PM 13th of May
January 2022
Between 9 AM 12th of May and 5 PM 13th of May
February 2022
Between 9 AM 16th of May and 5 PM 17th of May
March 2022
Between 9 AM 16th of May and 5 PM 17th of May
1 - 28th of April 2022 Between 9 AM 19th of May and 5 PM 24th of May
29th of April 2022 - 4th of May 2022
Between 9 AM 30th of May and 5 PM 31st of May
5th of May – 6th of May 2022 Between 9 AM 2nd of June and 5 PM 3rd of June

 

Exchange students: maximum capacity REACHED

The housing department has reached the maximum number of applications that can be accommodated through its service for Exchange students. Exchange students can no longer apply. All confirmed payments up to and including May 20th can still be accommodated. Please see the above dates to see when we will give you access. Students who have paid on the 7th of May and later will receive access on the 7th of June.

Confirmed payments on and after May 20th will be placed on a waiting list, in case accommodations become available again. If we cannot offer housing, the (paid) fee will be returned.

An assigned number of rooms are reserved for Exchange students, for Bachelor students and for Master students.

If you decide to cancel the application for housing services before we upload your details to the housing platform, we will refund the (paid) housing costs of € 285,00. If you would like to obtain the refund before access, please send an email to contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.

 

Disclaimers:

  • Considering the difficult housing market, TU Delft advises you to consider re-applying for next year if you cannot secure an accommodation before the start of your study programme.
  • For Non-EU/EFTA nationals being registered is a requirement for maintaining their Residence Permit for Study.
  • Please be aware of rental frauds (more information).
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