Most students live together in student houses. This means you have your own room, but usually share the living room, kitchen and bathroom. This also means you are mostly allowed to have visitors and sometimes even pets.
The International Office/Housing of the University of Twente helps international students, scholars, and other visitors who are associated with the University of Twente, in finding accommodation by coordinating supply and demand. The International Office/Housing cooperates with Acasa, the provider of accommodation on campus.
For more information, general conditions and application, visit the Housing Website of the International Office.
The rooms at the University of Twente campus and at Macandra (accommodation near the city centre of Enschede) are arranged by International Office/Housing, as described above. Thanks to that you can arrange a (furnished or unfurnished) room in advance instead of at arrival. Most of the rooms arranged by International Office/Housing are located in 'international' houses. Be sure to apply on time as there might be a waiting list. You can expect nice rooms and good facilities. You will of course be allowed to have visitors and in most cases have pets.
Besides living on the university campus you can also live in a (Dutch) student house in the city of Enschede or Hengelo. There are several possibilities to arrange such a room.
Erasmate is Europe’s first student-to-student housing and information portal. They offer all students, Europe wide, the possibility to offer their current housing for sub-rent while on exchange and search for new housing at their (Erasmus) destination. On this website you can also create a profile and contact other members, while you can also find some more interesting student deals.