There are so many banks here. However, the University of Twente usually arranges student account with ABN AMRO Bank. In the registration process, you should bring the necessary documents to the bank if you intend to open an account, which will have to include your ID, Passport and rental contract and BSN number (optional). Besides the mobile phone application, you will also have access to your account from the web, using the website of the bank.
Note: In the Netherlands, most of the places do not accept Visa/Visa Electron/Master (Credit) cards.
Since you require an entry visa and/or residence permit as a non-EER student, the University of Twente wishes to offer you additional assistance in your search for a room. Therefore, you will be shown the tab of ‘special offer UT’ in Roomspot that are exclusively available for non-EER students. These special offers will be made available to you as soon as the University have received and registered the payment of your entry visa and tuition fee, as well as the bank statement. You will be informed per e-mail once the special offers have been made available to you.
If you would like UT to assist you in finding accommodation on campus or in the vicinity of our university, please create an account at Roomspot; the online housing portal for Enschede and Hengelo. Here you can find the current housing offer in Enschede and Hengelo and apply for the accommodations you are interested in. You can make an account at Roomspot and respond to room offers at any time, regardless of your application status.
Please consider: The accommodation that you rent via the University of Twente is available to you for a period of up to 1 year. As those accommodations are classified as ‘short stay’, you are allowed to rent for a period of maximum one year, after which you are required to find your own accommodation. This way university can continue to offer first-year housing to the next generations of students.
De Veste is the on-campus housing provider and offers furnished as well as unfurnished rooms. They offer a variety of rooms in an accommodation group, either with or without private bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Apartments and studio flats are also equipped with private bathroom and kitchen facilities (for couples only). One-room apartments have shared bathroom facilities and a private kitchen. All accommodation has a personal fridge available, and electricity, water, gas as well as a wired internet connection are included in the rent prices. The rent prices depend on the type of accommodation.
The ITC International Hotel is located in the city center of Enschede, approximately 20 minutes from the UT campus by bike or public transportation. The shops, market, post-office, and railway station are within walking distance. The fully-furnished rooms with balcony have a private bathroom and shared kitchen facilities.
These living spaces include extras such as a television, telephone for internal calls, safe, fan, toiletries upon arrival (e.g. shower gel, shampoo), private refrigerator as well as a wired internet connection. A network cable is available to loan for free and there is WiFi available throughout the whole building. Renting a room in the ITC International Hotel includes exclusive access to all hotel facilities available, such as 24/7 reception service, weekly linen changes, weekly room cleaning service, and laundry self-service.
Opening hours of Library: Monday-Friday 8.30-22.00 (exam period until 0.00), Saturday-Sunday 9.00-20.00 (exam period until 22.00)
Other university buildings provide studying areas as well. You can also use Central Library Enschede.
The rooms at the University (both library and other study buildings) can be booked via this website: https://wrb.utwente.nl/
Group for used bikes
If you intend to get a brand-new bicycle, there are many bike shops in town like Fietsenwinkel.nl, Decathlon, Swapfiets. You should also get a good lock for your bike because without a lock your bike will get stolen.
- student card
- your passport or identity card