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.

Information for students starting in the second semester 2022-2023:

3-1-2023
All accommodations offered through TU Delft's housing service are taken
Last week all remaining accommodations we had to offer were taken. Considering the difficult housing market we recommend exchange students to make a plan B (i.e. alternative plan for a semester at your home university) and consider moving your stay at TU Delft to the next semester or year if you cannot secure a room yourself. We advise you not to travel to TU Delft if you have not arranged housing in The Netherlands before the start of your study programme.

19-12-2022
Update waiting list
Given the assigned number of reserved rooms that are available for exchange students, 8 exchange students who were previously placed on the waiting list will be allowed access to ROOM University Housing on the 27th of December.
Given the assigned number of reserved rooms that are available for Joint Education Programme students, 1 student who was previously placed on the waiting list will be allowed access to ROOM University Housing on the 27th of December.
The above students have already received an e-mail from noreply@tudelft.nl stating that they will be granted access to ROOM University Housing, and they will receive more detailed information about access to ROOM University Housing via e-mail approximately 1 week before the 27th of December.

5-12-2022
Update waiting list
Given the assigned number of reserved rooms that are available for master’s students, a few master’s students who were previously placed on the waiting list will be allowed access to ROOM University Housing on the 23th of December as well. The table in the previous update now includes these students (weeks 47 and 48 have been added to the table).

28-11-2022
Room University Housing opens in week 50
The housing platform ROOM University Housing will open in week 50. If you have applied for the TU Delft’s housing service and you have made the full payment, please refer to the table below in order to know when you will receive access to the platform. You will receive more detailed information about access to ROOM University Housing via e-mail approximately 1 week before the day you will be able to access it.

Target student group:

Receipt of payment confirmed in:

Access to ROOM University Housing:

Exchange, Master, Programme

Week 37-40

15th of December

Exchange, Master, Programme

Week 41-43

19th of December

Exchange, Master, Programme

Week 44-45

23rd of December

Master, Programme

Week 46-48

23rd of December

 

An assigned number of rooms are reserved for exchange students, for master’s students and for programme students. More information for students who have been put on the waiting list will follow shortly.
If you decide to cancel the application for housing services before we upload your details to ROOM University Housing, we will reimburse the paid housing fee of € 285,00. Please send your cancellation request via e-mail to contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.

21-11-2022
Master’s and programme students: maximum capacity reached. 
The housing department has reached the maximum number of applications that can be accommodated through its service for master’s and programme students. Students with confirmed payments up to and including the 18th of November can still be accommodated. Students with confirmed payments after full payment, please refer to the 18th of November will be placed on a waiting list. On the 1st of December we will know if more accommodations will become available.

11-11-2022
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. Students with confirmed payments up to and including the 11th of November can still be accommodated. Students with confirmed payments on and after the 12th of November will be placed on a waiting list. On the 1st of December e will know if more accommodations will become available.

 

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).