The advantages of living on your own is the freedom and usually also the space that you have. Many students who choose to live on their own rent an apartment alone or together with a friend. You are in charge of your own and are less bound to others. In addition, you do not need to share the toilet and bathroom with many roommates. If you do not live in a students’ house, it does not mean that you are not part of life as a student. There are plenty of other places where you can keep up with your social contacts!
If you would like to live on your own, it is best to search via housing corporations, but the ‘SJHT’ (‘Stichting Jongerenhuisvesting Twente’, foundation for youthhousing in Twente) and ‘de Veste’ (rental housing organisation) also offer possibilities for renting an apartment. De Veste mainly aims at the campus, but also has a few apartments in the city centre.
Roomspot is a collaboration between Gemeente Enschede, Universiteit Twente, Saxion Hogeschool, Woningstichting de Veste en Stichting Jongeren Huisvesting Twente. Roomspot is an online platform where (international) students and young adults can find their new home.
Roomspot simplifies your search for a place of your own! Roomspot offers the most complete range of housing, such as rooms, studios and apartments in Enschede, Hengelo and surroundings. Woningstichting De Veste en Stichting Jongeren Huisvesting Twente will update their housing offer every day. Other reliable providers may be added to Roomspot in the future.
Besides the regular channels, there are also rooms you can rent in private houses. A number of these can be found at www.kamernet.nl or www.pararius.com . What usually helps is to ask as many friends and acquaintances as possible to be on the look-out for you.