Breda has a growing number of students, which is why 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 per calendar month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for around € 400.
Click for rooms
If you want to find a good place to live in time, NHTV urges you to 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) and find a room via their website www.clickforrooms.nl.
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
Please make sure you register before 1 July and proactively respond to rooms advertised (you can also register after 1 July, but this may reduce your chance of actually finding a room). When it turns out that you are number one for a room, make sure to 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 through 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 familiarise yourself with all the rules and regulations of the housing corporations.
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 privately owned rooms. If you are registered at www.clickforrooms.nl and you end up not renting a room through them, don't forget to give them your new address, so you can remain registered. It may be useful to stay registered!
Rooms are mostly single rooms, with several rooms in one house shared by a group of students or young people. You share spaces like the living room (if available), the kitchen and the bathroom. The rooms that are offered are not furnished (no fixtures, curtains, carpets, etc.). Please 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.
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 2017-2018. 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 will not be possible.
Once you have been accepted for a study programme at NHTV, you will be provided with personal login details (2 months prior to the start of your studies) 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 occupied.
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 to stay for longer than one year, the housing procedure for EU students may also be of interest to you.