Housing

Breda has a growing number of students and therefore accommodation in Breda can be scarce. For students it can be difficult to find a suitable place to live. Unfortunately, NHTV Breda has no campus or student rooms of its own and therefore NHTV relies on housing corporations in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €300 to €500 a month, however it is more common to find a room for € 400.

Click for rooms

If you want to find a good place to live in time, NHTV advises you to always subscribe to Klik voor Kamers (Click for rooms). This is a joint initiative of the three housing corporations in Breda: Laurentius, Singelveste Alleewonen and WonenBreburg. You can register (free of charge) an find a room via their website www.clickforrooms.nl.

Priority

You will be given priority in accommodation offers when:

  • You are starting or have recently started on a full-time study programme in Breda or Tilburg;
  • Your travel distance is over an hour each way by public transport. This means for you, as an international student, that you will have priority in accommodation offers.

Register before 1 July

We urge you to register before 1 July and start reacting proactively on advertised rooms (also after 1 July you can register but this may influence your chances). Make sure that you, when you are number one for a room, accept the offer. When you decline the offer,  you will no longer be on the priority list and it may result in having no place to live at all. Please note that NHTV cannot assist you in this matter: if you decline the first room allocated to you, you will have to look for a place to live by trough other channels.

When you accept the allocated room, you will start paying rent from that time onwards, this is common in the Netherlands. You can always change rooms during the year when you see other options on the website, please inform yourself about all the rules and regulations of the housing corporations.

Our advice

Even though Click for Rooms will put you on the waiting list it is worthwhile registering. The price-quality ratio is in general much better than private-owned rooms. If you are registered at www.clickforrooms.nl and you end up not renting a room through them, give them your new address so you can remain registered. It may be useful to stay registered!

Further information

Rooms are mostly single rooms and grouped in a house with other students or young people. You share spaces like the living room (when available), the kitchen and the bathroom. The rooms that are offered are not furnished (no fittings –curtains, carpet etc.) Keep this in mind when your reserve a room. 

Please note that you are always free to search for a room yourself via other channels, options that might help you can be found in this pdf.

Non-EU students

NHTV has an arrangement with housing corporations Singelveste Alleewonen and WonenBreburg that 40 furnished rooms will be available for NHTV students in the academic year 2016-2017. These rooms are furnished and have fixed contract dates. These contract dates cannot be changed and the contract will end after the period of your stay at NHTV, which is one semester or one year. Extension is not possible. 

Once you are admitted at NHTV, 2 months prior to the start of your programme, you will be provided with personal login details for the website of Student Rooms Breda, www.studentroomsbreda.com, where you can find and select a room.

Please remember that there are 40 rooms available and that there are more students than rooms. Make sure to use this offer in time before all rooms are already occupied.

Questions?

Check out the FAQ on the website of Student Rooms Breda: https://www.studentroomsbreda.com/faqs.

Please note that you are always free to search for a room yourself via other channels, options that might help you can be found in this pdf

If you are looking for a room where you want to stay longer than one year, the housing procedure for EU students may also be of interest to you.

Home sweet home

Felice: "Suddenly somebody calls me: I know a room for you in Breda. YES! And four years later I’m still living there. I made it my home."

Read more about Felice's home in her blog.