Through collaboration with housing corporation DUWO, TU Delft can offer its international staff & guests help in finding initial accommodation (for a maximum up to 1 year) when coming to the Netherlands. This service is available for those coming directly from abroad. Please note that there is a high demand of rooms in Delft and we cannot guarantee housing.

Short-stay accommodation for the following target groups are available:

PhD candidates                             - 4 months to a maximum of 1 year

Other (guests/employees)             - 2 weeks to a maximum of 1 year

Those intending to stay in the Netherlands for more than twelve months will need to find alternative accommodation themselves while in short-stay. We advise all staff and guests to start looking as soon as possible if they wish to stay more than twelve months.

Please note: TU Delft charges a non-refundable housing fee of € 250,00 (including VAT) for this service plus a € 22,50 platform registration fee. The total amount is € 272,50. Please note that bank charges are for your own account.


All accommodations are fitted with curtains and floor coverings, furnished and supplied with bed linen. All accommodations have washing facilities. The rent includes water, electricity, internet and municipality taxes. 

TU Delft can offer three types of accommodation via DUWO:

  • Private rooms with shared facilities; private rooms that share bathroom, kitchen and other common areas with 1 or more others (same gender)
  • Singles’ accommodations: small or large studios with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • Couples’ accommodations: studios or 1-bedroom apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen

All accommodation is situated within four kilometres of the University.

Please note: DUWO does not allow children nor pets in these accommodations

How to apply

The application process consists of several steps.

  • Contact the secretary of the department you will be working for, to have a housing application form submitted at TU Delft Housing Services on your behalf.
  • In addition you must pay the non-refundable housing fee to TU Delft Housing Services to have your application considered.
  • After receipt of both housing application and housing fee, the TU Delft Housing Services will register your details in the reservation system of housing corporation DUWO (based on the date on which both application and fee have been received and in order of rental starting date). Please note: your data will be uploaded no earlier than 2 months prior to starting date of the rental period.
  • TU Delft Housing Services will only register your details in the DUWO reservation system if there is accommodation available. We will only refund the housing fee if we have not (yet) uploaded your details in the DUWO reservation system.
  • After registration in the DUWO reservation system you will receive an automated e-mail from DUWO containing a link to activate your DUWO account. Once you have activated your DUWO account you will be able to see the available accommodations and make a reservation.
  • Only choose a room if you are absolutely sure that you are able to travel to The Netherlands. After reservation, it is not possible to change the starting date of the rental contract.
  • After you have reserved an accommodation, you will find the first invoice in your MyDUWO account. This first invoice will consist of the rent for the first and last two months of your rental period, € 14,50 DUWO contract costs, € 75,00 (one-time) cleaning costs, € 32,50 linen package and € 50,00 basic kitchen package.
  • To finalize your rental contract, you will need to:
    • Upload a copy of your passport or ID
    • Upload a statement of income* (not applicable to PhDs)
    • Pay the first invoice
    • Sign the rental contract online

* What qualifies as a statement of income:
If you are a paid employee at TU Delft you can provide a copy of your employment letter. If you are a non-paid employee  you’ll need a statement that you won’t be earning an income in the Netherlands. The secretary of the department you’ll be working for can request such a statement at the HR-Services department for you.
Employers who have their NetID can apply for this statement via www.tudelft.nl: choose Intranet and search for Employers declaration.

Payment details fees € 272,50 (excluding bank fee)

BIC code (former SWIFT code): ABN ANL2A
IBAN code: NL87ABNA0539856568
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10

Account holder*
Account number:
TU Delft, SSC F&C
Admissions Office TU
Attn. CSA/MS. S. van den Hoeven         
Postbus 5024
The Netherlands

Please specify your payment with:
Date of birth (dd-mm-yy), surname and first name(s)

And mail a copy of the payment order to contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl as soon as possible. 

Rental period
  • Rental periods start on the 1st or 16th of a month and end on the 15th or last day of a month.
    • For PhD students: min. duration of stay is 4 months and max. duration  of stay is 12 months; some PhD's have the option to move on to unfurnished long stay accommodation after staying in short stay accommodation, but please note that this service is scarce and only a few accommodations become available each year.
    • For guests: min. duration of stay is 2 weeks and max. duration  of stay is 12 months
  • Maximum rental period for short stay accommodation is 12 months! Those intending to stay in the Netherlands for more than twelve months will need to find other accommodation themselves while in short-stay.
More information

For more information about the various accommodations,and rental terms and conditions, visit the DUWO website: 

For PhD’s: this DUWO website

For all other employees: this DUWO website

Upon arrival

Keys can be collected as of the working-first day within the contract period after 1 pm.

Collect your keys at the DUWO Office during office hours.

Those arriving before the start of their rental period, outside office hours or during the weekend, will need to make their own lodging arrangements.