Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Accommodation

Accommodation

In April we started the accommodation booking process for students planning to enrol in September 2021 intake. As always this was one first come first serve basis. As both accommodation options are now fully booked, we offer some alternative accommodation options.

If you have not arranged accommodation yet we recommend you take immediate action!

Kindly note that it is your own responsibility to find accommodation and we can only advice you or give suggestions.
Do not come to the Netherlands without having secured accommodation. Keep in mind that having a permanent home address is required for visa purposes.


STEPS TO TAKE

  • Have a look at suitable housing providers listed on this page. Visit these websites to find the housing they offer ranging from private studios to shared houses.
  • Contact the housing provider by phone (instead of via email or a form on the website) if you see a studio / apartment you like and which is still available. The faster you respond, the more likely you will get the room. In the Netherlands it is common that several students can respond for the same room, while only one student will get the room.
  • Also have a look at housing in Hengelo, a town close to Enschede (also 15 minutes from campus)
  • Accept housing offered as it is hard to find something in the weeks to come. Many students are looking for a place to stay. After arrival it will be much easier to find other options. It is essential though to secure a suitable place prior to traveling.
  • It is also possible to rent an unfurnished (upholstered) room and buy furniture yourself and get it delivered (see attachment).
  • Please note that your room will only be secured once you have signed the contract.
  • If an offer seems too good to be true it normally is. Always pay attention, even though scams are quite uncommon.

Need advice? Reach out to the college!
If you have questions or if you would like to receive further advice, please reach out to the college via general@twentepathway.nl. After you have contacted us, we will start offering support. Please keep in mind that a permanent address is required for visa purposes, and that in cases you may need a suitable place to self-quarantine after arrival.


Other housing agencies

  Smart Wonen

  Housing Anywhere

  VlugWonen

  Pararius

  Domica (navigation in English, description of available accommodation in Dutch)

  Kamernet

  Onlyexpats  

  Funda

Also consider options in Hengelo. Travel distance is limited, and often fairly similar to accommodation options in Enschede.

 

Use the network

You may know students in Enschede, or maybe your student counsellor does. Use your network, they may be aware of available options, for example in their shared apartments. Also social media may offer options, and in particular, we recommend University of Twente – Marketplace on Facebook.

 

Join our closed Facebook group where future students can e-meet https://www.facebook.com/groups/twentepathwaycollegenetwork. Students can join by filling in their student ID.

 

Option 1: on- campus accommodation
THE CAMELOT CAMPUS 053
Currently fully booked

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. 

 


Camelot offers fully furnished studio apartments with a private kitchen and bathroom. The property itself features various facilities such as: game rooms, a lounge room, a cinema, and study rooms. There is also a roof terrace which has a great view of Enschede.
Living in the Camelot Residence is a great way to get involved in the many programs and activities available on campus, have easy access to classes, and other facilities at the UT such as a library, a supermarket and student restaurants. 

Enschede city centre is 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 close!

FACILITIES

Camelot Enschede offers:
a fully equipped room with a queen size bed, a kitchenette and your private bathroom • lounge and study area • game area • cinema •
roof terrace • bicycle storage • WiFi

You will have your personal mailbox during your stay. A caretaker is regularly present to assist in relevant matters.


CONTRACT AND PRICES

Start date: varying from June, July, August – Rental period: 12 months

Monthly rental costs range start from € 696,95 per month, including furnishing and service-related costs.

Laundry machines and dryers at additional cost, pay-per-use.

ON-OFF COSTS (€)

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. These costs should be paid to Camelot.
The municipality of Enschede will levy one-time municipal taxes. The tenant is expected to pay these taxes.
 

LOCATION
De Hogekamp
De Veldmaat 10
7522 NM Enschede

 

Option 2: city-centre accommodation
XIOR ARIËNSPLEIN
Currently fully booked. 

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.

Xior offers fully furnished studio apartments with a private kitchenette and bathroom. The property itself features various facilities such as: a lounge & laundry & study rooms & bicycles storage.

Xior housing 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 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 close! 

FACILITIES

Xior Ariënsplein offers:
a fully equipped room with a loft bed, plenty of storage space, a desk and chair, a kitchen and private bathroom • a laundry area • bicycle storage • study area • terrace • Wifi (to get access students are asked to install a router)

You will have your personal mailbox during your stay. A caretaker is regularly present to assist in relevant matters.


CONTRACT AND PRICES

Monthly rental costs range from range from € 582 to € 672, including furnishing and service related costs.
OPTIONAL:

  • Linen package, kitchenware package and cleaning package available and TP-Link AC1200 wireless dual band
    router available (order during the booking process).

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. These costs should be paid to Xior.
The municipality of Enschede will levy one-time municipal taxes. The tenant is expected to pay these taxes.

LOCATION
Dr Ariënsplein 1
7211 JX Enschede


For any questions please contact Xior: enschede@xior.nl,
+31 (0) 88 6000 189 during office hours from
Monday- Friday 10.00-16.00.

  

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.

ENSCHEDE: A VIBRANT STUDENT CITY 

The University of Twente is located in Enschede, a medium-sized city located minutes from the German border. It s just a city-hop away from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Prague or Madrid: a true gateway to Europe. With 31,000 students and a wide range of clubs, bars, restaurants and theatres, Enschede has earned the right to call itself a vibrant student city. You’ll never run out of things to do in Enschede.

 

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