You have decided to start studying in Breda, now you will need a place to live. Below you can find some tips for finding suitable accommodation.

Finding a place to stay

Breda University of Applied Sciences has a growing number of students and therefore accommodation in Breda can be scarce and challenging to find. There are several ways to find accommodation in Breda. This video supports you with some tips for finding a place to stay.

Unfortunately, Breda University of Applied Sciences has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €300 to €600 per month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for about € 400.

Register and find a room

If you want to find a good place to live in time, you can subscribe to Klik voor Kamers (Click for rooms). This is a joint initiative of the three housing corporations in Breda: Laurentius, Alwel and WonenBreburg. You can register (free of charge) and find a room through their website www.klikvoorkamers.nl/en/.

Please note: To register with Klik voor Kamers you need proof of enrolment as an Breda University of Applied Sciences student. You can request this by sending an e-mail via studentoffice@buas.nl. Mention your full name and student number in your e-mail please.

Finding Accommodation (Facebook)

It is encouraged to start your search early for the best chance of finding accommodation that fits your needs. Nowadays most students find student housing by the use of Facebook and Click for rooms (see the housing manual on the right for more information).

Non-EU students

We have an arrangement with housing corporations Singelveste, Alwel and WonenBreburg that 65 rooms will be available for NON-EU Breda University of Applied Sciences students in the academic year 2021-2022 and 30 rooms for NON-EU exchange students. 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, which is one semester or one year. Extension will not be possible. Once you have been accepted for a study programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences, you will be provided with personal login in the first week of July for the website where you can book these rooms.

Please note that there are more students than rooms available and the rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Further information

Rooms in the Netherlands 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. Most rooms that are offered are not furnished (no fixtures, curtains, carpets, etc.). Please keep this in mind when you rent a room. If you have any questions left, please send a mail to accommodation@buas.nl.

Housing Buddy

Halfway June, a housing buddy starts at BUas. The housing buddy will help and advice international students to find accommodation. He or she can attend viewings for you, which sometimes is requested by the landlord, if you are not able to do it yourself as you are still in your home country. Furthermore, we will try to advice you as best we can. Think of contract checking or doubts or questions about an offer (scammers).

The housing buddy will keep track of international students that are still searching for a room and room offers from, for example, private renters. If there is a match, the housing buddy will match the student with the landlord. The housing buddy will also search for rooms; however the student is responsible to take action upon responding to offers. 

The mailbox will be kept up to date by the housing buddy, and we will try to answer your questions as soon as possible. If you wish to talk with our housing buddy personally, you can always give a call to 076 533 2203 and ask for the housing buddy. 

If you have any questions or need advice, please feel free to contact the housing buddy via accommodation@buas.nl 

Before your arrival in Breda

Before you can start studying in the Netherlands, there is a lot to arrange. Please check out our page for international students with information about Visa, studycosts, insurance and much more practical information which will help you prepare for your stay in the Netherlands.

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