So now you know where you will be going. What is also important to arrange, is a living space. This can often be hard to do, especially if you are not able to go to the city and meet people there. However, this does not mean you have to do it all on your own. You can always ask the educational institute or company if they can help you. It is also an option to stay at a hostel for 1 or 2 weeks. This way, you will be able to see the place you are going to rent. This will also help you to not be scammed.
Besides this, the TU/e will create a VIP-profile when you register HousingAnywhere. The TU/e has a partnership with HousingAnywhere, which is an international booking platform for student accommodation. This means that you will get priority in the booking process and a 20% discount on the booking fee. Housing Anywhere also has the option to sublet your room in Eindhoven for the time you are away.
Sadly, there are people who will try to rip off foreign students. There are a few tips to prevent this.
- If an offer is too good to be true, it often is.
- Google the name of the rental company or the owner to check if it is legit.
- Look at the rental contract to see under which conditions you will get your deposit back.
- Look at the rental contract to see in which cases you will need to pay extra money.
- Only sign the contract if you know completely what it says.
- Only transfer money if the contract is signed.
The above information was found on the TU/e's education guide and WilWeg.