Accommodation

Important housing update 12 July 2019

Our On-campus accommodation is now fully booked and only a handful of rooms are still available in our City Centre Accommodation. If you have not arranged accommodation yet we recommend you take immediate action and either book a room with Xior (link to https://www.xior.nl/en/room/477/ ) or arrange your own accommodation via one of the agencies below shortlisted by the University of Twente.

Some, but not all, of the apartments on these sites can be rented out to students. Considering the limited availabilityof rooms this time of the year most of these will likely be fully booked before the end of July. Therefore please take immediate action if you have not done so already as having accommodation is a requirement for a legal stay in the Netherlands.

Websites of housing intermediaries

A more comprehensive list that also includes some sites in Dutch is available on the University website.

 

LIVING: ON-CAMPUS OR IN THE CITY?

We understand your need for comfortable and safe student accommodation. Twente Pathway College will offer assistance in booking student housing for this first year of your stay in Holland. Our offer consists of new and well-designed private en-suite studio apartments with kitchenette. The apartments will be furnished and provide the opportunity to get kitchen utensils, bed linen and towels delivered to your room. All ready to start the experience of living in Enschede. Joint facilities include common areas to meet with friends, a laundry area and storage space for your bicycle. 

Arranging housing yourself is a somehow daunting task – especially if you are unfamiliar with Holland and the city of Enschede. We strongly recommend you to make use of TPC’s housing offering. We discourage traveling to Enschede without having secured a suitable place to live as this is a requirement to legally stay in the country. Please note: the studio apartments are subject to availability. We will do our very best to provide accommodation to all students, however we are unable to guarantee a room if you apply late.

UT is the only "American-style" campus in the Netherlands, meaning you can both live and study on UT's large, park-like campus.Not all UT students live on-campus. You can also choose to live in the city of Enschede. Housing prices are relatively low.

 

ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Enjoy a fully integrated campus experience by studying and living at the only true park-like campus in Holland – the campus of the University of Twente. Your campus! Located in the heart of all student life, Campus 053 offers a full-service living environment. Just pack your suitcase and bring your laptop and start your studies in the most comfortable way.

Camelot Europe recently transformed De Hogekamp; a former faculty building to the Camelot Campus 053. The Camelot Campus 053 - Hogekamp now has 444 fully furnished studios divided over 10 floors. A part of these studios are pre-booked for Twente Pathway College students.  All studios have their own bathroom and kitchen and have a minimum size of 21 m². Campus 053 - Hogekamp is located on the campus of the University of Twente in a beautiful green area. An easy walk brings you to the faculty buildings where your classes during the International Foundation Year will be taught. Next to the educational facilities you find plenty of sports and cultural facilities, a supermarket and student restaurants within easy and safe walking distance. Enschede city centre is at 20 minutes by bike or public transport. The city centre offers many affordable shops, restaurants, weekly open air markets and bars. If you want to explore other cities in the country: a train station is really close!

Facilities

Camelot Enschede offers a fully-equipped room with a spacious bed, lounge and study area, a small kitchen and your private bathroom with shower. Additional facilities in the building include: study area, game area, cinema, roof terrace and bicycle storage. You will have your personal mailbox during your stay. During the day a caretaker is present to assist in relevant matters.

Contract and prices

You will be able to move in from 2 September 2019 and must vacate your room by 24 August 2020. Monthly rental costs range from € 635 to € 689 per month, including furnishing and service costs.

Prices include:

  • Private bathroom
  • Queen size bed
  • Private kitchenette
  • WiFi
  • All utilities (electricity, heating, water, etc) and other related service costs
  • Personal mailbox 

Not included:

  • Linen package available at € 120
  • Kitchenware package available at € 75
  • Laundry machines and dryers at additional cost, pay-per-use 

Location

De Hogekamp
De Veldmaat 8
7522 NM Enschede

Conditions

  • There is a fixed rental period of 12 months. Shorter or longer stays are not permitted.
  • Upon completing the booking process, a refundable deposit of € 1,000, one month rent, and administration and service fees will be required to finalise the booking process.
  • Contrary to what may be mentioned on Camelot Europe’s websites, students under 18 enrolling in Twente Pathway College will be able to rent accommodation in Campus 053 – Hogekamp.
  • In specific cases occupants may qualify for Dutch rental allowance. Applications can only be started after arrival in Holland, and there is no guarantee the allowance will be awarded.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed.
  • Sharing rooms with others or children is not allowed.
  • Accommodation conditions and booking process may be subject to change.

A full overview of conditions is available during the booking process.

Disclaimer: Navitas is not a party in the housing arrangements between the student and Camelot. Any issues arising from the rental agreement must be dealt with directly with Camelot.

How to book

On-campus studio apartments are no longer available for Twente Pathway College students starting September 2019. We recommend to book city centre housing via Xior.

 

CITY-CENTRE ACCOMMODATION

Possibly the best of both worlds. Study at the park-like campus of University of Twente during the day and enjoy the city of Enschede in your free time. All basics will be available in your studio apartment, you only need to bring your luggage and laptop to start your studies. Or maybe have dinner with the other students first, or do some shopping maybe…?

The newly transformed location is within walking distance of the city centre and public transport. Your journey to Twente Pathway College at the campus of University of Twente will take around 20 minutes by public transport or by bicycle. The 163 studio apartments are part of a larger scale project and you can be the first tenant of these new studio apartments in the fully refurbished building. A part of these 163 apartments are pre-booked for students of Twente Pathway College. The city centre offers many affordable shops, restaurants, weekly open air markets and bars. If you want to explore other cities in the country: the train station is really close!

Further information: https://www.xior.nl/en/room/477/

Please note: Twente Pathway College students have a separate booking process. Please use this booking process instead of the general booking process on Xior’s website.

Facilities

Xior Ariënsplein offers a fully-equipped room with a loft bed, plenty of storage space, a desk and chair, a kitchen and your private bathroom with shower. Additional facilities in the building will include a laundry area and bicycle storage. In due time a study area and terrace will be added to the facilities. You will have your personal mailbox during your stay. A caretaker is regularly present to assist in relevant matters.

Contract and prices

You will be able to move in from 2 September 2019 and must vacate your room by 21 August 2020. Monthly rental costs range from range from € 560 to € 602,50, including furnishing and service related costs.

Prices include:

  • Private bathroom
  • Loft bed (size of bed depending on studio type) and other furniture (desk, chair, storage space)
  • Private kitchenette
  • WiFi
  • All utilities (electricity, heating, water, etc) and other related service costs
  • Personal mailbox 
  • Laundry facilities

Not included:

  • Linen package available at € 60 (order during the booking process)aundry facilities
  • Kitchenware package available at € 35 (order during the booking process)

Location

Dr Ariënsplein 1 – 1-163

7211 JX Enschede

Conditions

  • There is a fixed rental period of 12 months. Shorter or longer stays are not permitted. 
  • Upon completing the booking process, a refundable deposit of € 1,000, one month rent, and administration and service fees will be required to finalise the booking process.
  • Contrary to what may be mentioned on Xior’s websites, students under 18 enrolling in Twente Pathway College will be able to rent accommodation in this accommodation.
  • In specific cases occupants may qualify for Dutch rental allowance. Applications can only be started after arrival in Holland, and there is no guarantee the allowance will be awarded. 
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed.
  • Sharing rooms with others or children is not allowed.
  • Accommodation conditions and booking process may be subject to change.

A full overview of conditions is available during the booking process.

Disclaimer: Navitas is not a party in the housing arrangements between the student and Xior. Any issues arising from the rental agreement must be dealt with directly with Xior.

How to book

Book your studio apartment via: 

http://www.xior-booking.com/

and use 'Navitas2019' as booking code for apartments listed for Navitas (page 4 and onwards). Please note, bookings will be checked, only offer holders of Twente Pathway College will be able to finalise their booking. Any other students interested in renting accommodation via Xior, please use Xior's regular booking process.

 

AFTER THE FOUNDATION YEAR

Once you successfully finish the foundation year and are ready to start your Bachelor’s programme at the University of Twente, you will most probably relocate. You will have plenty of opportunities, depending on the lifestyle you choose and the budget you have. University of Twente may assist in finding suitable accommodation, but you may also choose to find your own apartment, or share an apartment with your new international friends. The rent for furnished housing varies from € 300 to € 600 per month for on-campus, shared facilities, and € 320 to € 770 per month for off-campus, private facilities.