Although Fontys does not have its own campus dorms, it has established cooperation’s with a number of different accommodations agencies and landlords (further on this website referred to as housing agency). Through such cooperation’s, Fontys can provide students with guidance in finding accommodation for the first semester or academic year at Fontys. Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you keep on trying to find a room yourself.
Keep us informed if you have found your own accommodation. If you cancel your registration before the deadline, there will be no finincial consequences. Your application will be processed on a first come first served basis and a complete enrolment process.
The deadline to hand in your accommodation form is 15 June if you start in September or the 8 December if you start in February. Your application will be processed on a first come first served basis and a complete enrolment process.
Our department International students will do its utmost to find accommodation for everyone. If Fontys doesn't have a room available for you immediately, you will be informed ultimately in the last week of June/december. If you are not admissible to the study of your choice, your request for accommodation will be cancelled without charge.
Please note that it is not possible to view your future accommodation before signing your rental agreement. However, Fontys guarantees minimum quality standards for all accommodation.
The application procedure for a housing request through Fontys
- Read the General information on Accommodation and the Terms and conditions.
- Fill in and send accommodation form to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline: Fall semester 15 June, Spring semester 8 December.
- You will receive a confirmation on receipt of the accommodation form
- You will receive detailed information about the housing agency 4 weeks before start of study at the latest.
- Housing agency will contact you
- Transfers the required amount of rent + deposit before arrival to housing agency (no payment = no entrance accommodation, but still the obligation to close rental contract)
- Accommodation is available on the agreed date.
- You are obliged to accept and pay for the offered room for the whole period. For bachelor students this means one academic year, for exchange student one (or two) semster(s).
- Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students. Your application will be processed on a first come first served basis and a complete enrolment process.
In Tilburg we can offer a standard room < € 450,00 a luxury room € 495,00 – € 595,00 - 10m2 - 18m2 - all you need service - shared facilities (bathroom / toilet / kitchen)
You can tick the box of your preference (no guarantee) on the accommodation form.
As Fontys cooperates with a number of different housing agencies and as each party has different standards, the student rooms available vary widely in terms of appearance, size and rental fees. Although it is not possible for students to select the rooms and/or rental fees of their preference, all accommodation arranged by Fontys satisfies the minimum Quality standards of the accommodation. However, stay on the safe side and count on a rental fee of € 450 per month!
Please take into account that – in relation to guarantees – your housing agency will normally request an advance payment of the following items: Two month terms of rental fees and a refundable deposit, usually to the amount of one month of rental fees, as a security bond in relation to any possible damage to the accommodation.
The average fee to rent a standard student room is between EUR 350 and EUR 450 per month. A standard room means you have to share facilities like the shower, toilet and kitchen.
The semi-studio has its own facilities (e.g. own shower and toilet but shared kitchen) The price can vary up to EUR 600.
The independant studio has its private facilities. price is EUR 628. Only for Bachelor students available. It is possible to apply for housing allowance.
The average fee to rent a standard student room is max EUR 450 per month. A standard room means you have to share facilities like the shower, toilet and kitchen.
Note for students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cameroun and Nigeria.
For students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cameroun and Nigeria it is obligatory to accept accommodation arranged via Fontys, the rent (start in September; 6 months + deposit) will be withheld from the living expenses and directly transferred to the landlord. In this case no other housing payments have to be made before the start of your study.
Are all of the available accommodations identical?
No, as Fontys cooperates with a number of different housing agencies, the available rooms can differ quite substantially. The rental fees range from EUR 350 to EUR 450 per month and it is not possible to select a particular room and/or preferred rental fee.
All accommodation made available to students via Fontys must satisfy the following minimum quality standards:
- The room must measure at least 10 – 12 square metres. If a room is smaller than this, a shared living room is usually available or a lower rental fee will apply.
- The room must be furnished and contains at least one bed (including a duvet and a pillow), a cupboard, a desk, a chair and curtains. Bed linen must be included, it may be necessary to pay a separate fee to the housing agency for this facility.
- Shared facilities must include at least a kitchen, a shower/bathroom, a toilet and a washing machine. In some cases, an additional fee is charged fot use of the washing machine.
- Access to the Internet must be available (not necessarily wireless).
- The distance from the accommodation to the Fontys campus must be no further than a 30-minute bicycle ride.
- The rental fee must include access to the Internet and average usage of energy and water.
Can Fontys help me to find an accommodation?
Yes, Fontys has established cooperation’s with a number of different accommodations agencies and landlords to provide students with guidance in finding accommodation for the first semester or academic year at Fontys. Your application will be processed on a first come first served basis. The deadline to hand in your accommodation form is 15 June if you start in September or the 8 December if you start in February. Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students, so in the meantime it is important to search for an accommodation by yourself. If you find a place by yourself please inform us by writing an email to email@example.com .
When will I be informed about the details of my accommodation arranged by Fontys?
No later than three weeks before the start of your study at Fontys, we will inform you about the housing agency you have been assigned to. We will inform you about the procedure to book the room and at what date the room will be available. In some cases, an accommodation agency will issue a student with a login account to give access to their booking system, via which it will be possible for the student to select from the range of accommodation available via the agency’s website. In other cases, an accommodation agency will contact the student to inform him/her of the specific accommodation available.
In August the accommodation will be available as from 1-2 weeks prior to your commencement of studies at Fontys. In January/February the accommodation will be available just a few days before the start of your studies.
When will I be informed in case Fontys can not help me finding a room?
Although our department International students will do its utmost to find accommodation for everyone, we do not have enough rooms to offer to all new students. Your application will be processed on a first come first served basis and a complete enrolment process. So mind the deadlines.If Fontys doesn't have a room available for you, you will be informed ultimately in the last week of June.
What happens if I am not admissible to the study?
If you are not admissible to the study of your choice, your request for accommodation will be cancelled without charge. Please inform us by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Will I be able to share accommodation with a friend?
No, it is not possible to share a room or a studio with a friend. But at the bottom of the accommodation form, you may submit your ‘preference’ to be in the same accommodation with a certain person. We cannot guarantee that your preferences will be met, but we will certainly try to meet your request. With regard to the range of accommodation that we have available, please note that all accommodation is offered on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.
I submitted an Accommodation Form to Fontys, but then I found my own accommodation. Can I cancel my application for accommodation assistance with Fontys?
You can cancel the application only BEFORE you have been assigned to an accommodation. please send an email to email@example.com to cancel the application. If you cancel the accommodation after you have been assigned to an agency, the accommodation will stay empty and you would still have to pay for rent.
After I have been assigned to an accommodation agency, can I switch to another accommodation agency?
No, you cannot switch to another accommodation agency. When we have assigned all students to their accommodation agencies, all available rooms will be allocated to those students. Therefore, switching to another accommodation agency is not possible.
As I will be arriving a few weeks after the commencement date of my rental contract, will I have to pay for the days during which I have not yet occupied my room?
Yes, you will have to pay for all days as from the commencement of your rental contract, which has a fixed commencement date. By signing the Accommodation Form, you declare that you will accept and pay for a room as from a specified date. If you decide to arrive at a later date, you will still be obliged to pay the rental fee as from the commencement date of the rental contract.
I will arrive a few days before my rental contract commences. Will I be able to occupy my accommodation earlier than scheduled?
No, your accommodation will not available prior to the agreed commencement date of your rental contract. If you need a place to stay until that date, you will need to book a room at a hotel, or a B&B (Bed & Breakfast). For further information, please refer to the section, Commercial housing agencies and other parties.
When I have arrived, if I discover that I do not like my room, will I be able to switch to another room?
No, unless your room does not meet the requirements.
If I have a problem with my accommodation agency/landlord, will Fontys solve this for me?
Legally, Fontys will not be one of the parties to the rental contract, which will be between you and the accommodation agency. Therefore, any complaints and problems concerning your accommodation should be reported to your accommodation agency/landlord. However, if your problem is not resolved, or if you need a helping hand, you may contact a Fontys Accommodation Officer and he/she will try to provide you with appropriate advice/assistance.
May I leave my accommodation prior to the termination date of my rental contract?
No, you may not vacate your accommodation prior to the agreed termination date of your rental contract. As you have signed a rental contract, you will be responsible for the payment of the rental fee associated with your accommodation. However, if you pay the rental fees in full up to and including the agreed termination date, of course, you will be able to vacate your accommodation.
What will happen if I am unable to pay my rent?
When you apply for accommodation assistance via Fontys, you are required to sign in agreement to a maximum monthly rental. As such, we will assume that you are fully aware, in advance, of the expenses associated with renting accommodation. Therefore, you will remain responsible for the monthly payment of your rental fees.
Can I select my preferred accommodation?
In general, it is not possible to select the specific accommodation of your choice. Fontys will decide which student will be assigned to which accommodation agency. However, some accommodation agencies have software available that will allow a student to ‘view’ a student room before accepting it.
What will be in my room and what should I bring?
Your room will have certain characteristics, which have been listed under the section, quality standards of the accommodation. Items that you may wish to bring with you, or purchase locally, would include your personal belongings, towels, soap and detergent, food, toilet paper, et cetera.
What happens after the first semester/ academic year?
If you are staying longer than one academic year you need to find an accommodation on your own. Start searching on time. Do not forget to inform the municipality about your new address.
If you are an exchange student you will probably leave the Netherlands after a semester. You need to deregister at the municipality. Note: The landlord of your room can ask you for proof of deregistration at the municipality as a condition to get your deposit back.
My question is not listed here. Whom can I contact for further assistance?
If the answer to your question is not included here, please do not hesitate to contact Team International Students by e-mail, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have applied to Fontys for accommodation assistance, you will be obliged to accept and pay for the accommodation offered. Unfortunately Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you keep on trying to find a room yourself. Keep us informed if you have found your own accommodation.
Keep in mind, if you decide to firstly look for your own accommodation, you should take into account that after the deadline (as stipulated in the Accommodation Form), you will no longer be eligible to apply for accommodation assistance via Fontys! If you wish to arrange your own accommodation, without assistance from Fontys, you will be responsible for paying potential additional costs that may be charged by commercial accommodation agencies. A listing of commercial accommodation agencies is included below.
- KamerbemiddelingTilburg Commercial accommodation agency
- Kamernet - Commercial accommodation agency
- Klik voor Kamers - Commercial accommodation agency
- Studenthousingholland - Commercial accommodation agency
- Pararius - Online search engine, also for apartments
- https://www.xior.nl/nl/stad/tilburg - Commercial accommodation agency
- Hostel Roots - Hostel
The listed providers of rooms have not all been screened for reliability by Fontys. We advise you to do your own research in advance