Through collaboration with housing corporation DUWO, TU Delft can offer its international staff & guests help in finding initial accommodation when coming to the Netherlands.

DUWO offers short-stay accommodation to the following target groups:

  • PhD candidates - 4 months to 1 year
  • Other (guests/employees) - 2 weeks to 1 year

Those intending to stay in the Netherlands for more than twelve months will need to find more permanent accommodation themselves while in short-stay.
Please note: TU Delft will charge a non-refundable housing fee €228,00.
After reserving accommodation, DUWO will invoice you the first and last two months’ rent in advance plus administration/contract fee (€100).

Complete procedure application DUWO Housing


All accommodation is fully furnished and supplied with cooking utensils and bed linen. A washing machine is usually available. There are three types of accommodation:

  • small or large studios with a private shower/toilet/kitchen
  • 2-room apartments (for couples only) with a private shower/toilet/kitchen
  • private rooms with shared facilities; you will have your own bed/living room, but share a shower, toilet and/or kitchen with others

All accommodation is situated within four kilometers of the University.

How to apply

The application process consists of several steps. You can find a full description on this DUWO web page.

A brief summary of this process:

  • Contact the secretary the department you’ll be working for. She can submit an application for accommodation with TU Delft’s Central International Office.
  • In addition you will need to pay a non-refundable handling fee of € 228,- to TU Delft’s Central International Office to have your application considered.
  • After  the payment of the handling fee has been received TU Delft’s Central International Office will register you in the reservation system of housing corporation DUWO. Please note: non-EU nationalities will only be registered in the reservation system after a positive decision on your visa application has been received.
  • You will receive an e-mail containing a link to activate your DUWO account. Once you’ve activated your DUWO account you’ll be able to see all available accommodations and reserve a room.
  • You will then find your first invoice in your DUWO account
  • 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 PhD’s)- 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.
Payment details TU Delft handling fee for accommodation:

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
CSA/MS. S. van den Hoeven        
Postbus 5024
The Netherlands

State your Date of birth (dd-mm-yy), surname and first name(s)

in the payment details field of your bank transfer.
And mail a copy of the payment order to
MSc@tudelft.nl as soon as possible. 

*) Please inquire what account holder details are necessary for your country/bank

Rental period
  • For PhD students: 4 months to a year; PhD's have the option to move on to unfurnished long stay accommodation after staying in short stay housing.
  • For guests: 2 weeks – 1 year.
More information

For more information, step-by-step application instructions, rental terms and conditions, visit the DUWO website.

Upon arrival

If you arrive before the start of your rental contract, after office hours or during the weekend, you may need to spend a night in a hostel or hotel at your own expense.

Other suppliers

Several other accommodation options are available (websites with * are only in Dutch)


Note that TU Delft does not accept any liability for the reliability of the various organisations mentioned here.