All students living in the Netherlands are required to have registered as a legal resident at their municipality with a valid address and obtain a Burgerservicenummer, or BSN (Social services number). You need a BSN to interact with Dutch authorities: opening a bank account, insurances, using the healthcare system, Studielink , announcing a change of address, etc. It is essential for Non-EU/EFTA students to obtain their BSN within five days after arrival.
You can arrange for accommodation in the Netherlands either through help provided by TU Delft or by yourself. Please be aware that most university cities in The Netherlands have a shortage in good student accommodation. We strongly advise to make use of TU Delft’s help, to improve your chances of an available room upon your arrival in Delft.
TU Delft charges a non-refundable housing fee of €228 for this help. Receipt of your Confirmation Statement and full payment are the start of TU Delft services, on a first-paid, first-served basis, until stock lasts.
- June 30, 23:59 CET (Autumn Semester and regular application)
- November 30, 23:59 CET (Spring Semester).
For a total overview of other costs, check out the Tuition fee & Finances page.
TU Delft has partnered with different housing agencies in the greater Delft region to offer incoming international students help in finding accommodation. BSc and MSc students are offered one-year contracts for a whole academic year only (mid-August to mid-August). MSc students may decide to prolong their contract for one extra year; BSc students will need to find their own accommodation after one year. Exchange students will be offered one semester-contracts, with a maximum of one semester’s extension only.
Cancellations during the contract period are NOT allowed.
All rooms are within a 30-minute distance to campus, by bike and/or public transport. Both private and shared student units are available. All rooms on offer meet the minimum quality standards set by TU Delft.
Please note that student accommodations in general are single occupancy only. It will not be possible to accommodate children or pets.
Finding your own accommodation
If you want to look for accommodation on your own, we advise you to start looking for a room as soon as possible. Start now! Be aware that many student rooms in the Netherlands are rented out unfurnished.
You may find the following list useful when looking for housing. It consists of housing corporations, websites with house offerings and real estate agents in and around Delft. TU Delft does not have any affiliation with these housing organisations.
|Housing Organisation||Student acc.||Couple||Family||Holiday||Shared||Private|
|Oude Delft Makelaardij||X||X||X|
|Rots - Vast Groep||X||X||X||X||X|
|The Student Hotel||X||X||X||X|