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General FAQ

How can I contact Student Housing in Tilburg?

You can send us an email at with any questions or requirements you might have. 

Host FAQ

Is Student Housing in Tilburg liable for any damages?

No. Since SHT is a non-profit initiative that does not charge students or house owners subscription fees, we are not responsible for any adversities or inconveniences. We aim to minimize the chances of those occurring, but if they do, you are not obliged to host a student any longer than you desire.

Is it possible to meet the student before inviting them over?

Definitely. We can mediate a meeting between you, an SHT representative (optional), and the student beforehand. If you are interested, please reach out to us.

Can I charge rent?

No. We are a mutual aid initiative, meaning you cannot charge rent through us. However, you can ask for a small compensation for costs you might have by hosting them. This amount should be arranged with the student themself.

For how long should I host someone?

Preferably, homeless students should be given at least a week to find a new home. Although it is advisable to let them stay for a minimum of seven days, the period in which you choose to host someone is entirely up to you. In the event that you wish to quit hosting earlier, we will attempt to relocate the student as soon as we are notified — but they are obliged to leave as soon as you ask.

Should I be at home all day?

No, you are not expected to be present at all times. Most hosts give their students a spare key and establish, beforehand, which areas of the house they have access to.

How does the matching process work?

Through our forms, we receive a limited amount of personal information from each applicant: age, gender, core personality traits, and allergies. Based on those answers, we decide on which student to assign to your accommodation. If you wish to get to know them further in advance, you may send them an email privately. In case you choose not to be their host, we will work towards finding a better match.

Is it a problem if I live far away from Tilburg?

Absolutely not. Some students are reported to travel daily from neighbour countries in order to study in one of Tilburg's universities. Your help is much needed regardless of where in the Netherlands you live.

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