Student housing

Living in student housing is quite an exciting step. It may take some getting used to at first, but after a while, your student accommodation will feel like your second home and you will have a great time there!

Find your house 

In our student housing database you will find all available rooms and studio flats in the vicinity of our campuses. It also gives you more information about extra costs and facilities of the various student rooms. 

Tips 

  • Make a wish list: what is important to me? Do I want student housing close to campus or close to the station instead? A room on the street side or overlooking the garden? How much can it cost? Do I want to have my own shower? Or is having my own kitchenette important? ...
  • It is best to start your search in May or June, when there is plenty of housing to choose from! In September, you will still find a place, but you will have less choice.
  • Visit several different rooms to get an idea of the available options, price ... 
  • In the summer, all student housing will seem ‘quiet’ because most students are not there. Think carefully about what suits you best: living in a large student house or a more quiet place in a house with only a couple of rooms.
  • Made up your mind? Make clear agreements and read your tenancy agreement carefully. You can use our check list or example tenancy agreement for this.

Other questions or doubts? Our colleagues at the Student Services department will be happy to help and advise you.

Living in student housing as a student with an impairment?

At our campuses in Mechelen and Antwerp, we have halls of residence with a number of facilities (access to wheelchair, lift ...) and with personal support from fellow students. The halls of residence of Thomas More aim to be an example of ‘assisted living’. In other words: a place where students with and without impairments can live and study together. Discover how you can live in assisted living accommodation at one of our halls of residence: Mechelen (Campus Kruidtuin and collaboration with the Diocesan Pastoral Centre) and Antwerp (Campus National). 

Are you looking for student housing with disabled facilities in Geel, Lier, Turnhout, Vorselaar or Campus De Nayer? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you find accommodation in the private rental market!

Student housing with social engagement

At our halls of residence in Mechelen and Antwerp, you can rent ‘student housing with social engagement’. This means that you want to make a difference to your fellow residents and the local community during your time in college. This makes your time living in student housing extremely rewarding.

We want our halls of residence to be close-knit communities. So they have been built with socialising in mind, with large communal living-rooms or kitchens. We have no resident landlords, which means we count on you and your fellow students to make your student housing your new shared home and take care of it!

Assisted living

The halls of residence of Thomas More aim to be an example of ‘assisted living’. In other words: a place where students with and without impairments can live and study together.

You have an impairment

As a student with an impairment, you face a lot of hurdles. Thomas More wants to remove as many of these obstacles as possible. That is why we feel it is very important to be able to provide halls of residence with adapted housing and support.

Wheelchairs welcome!

Finding suitable student housing when you are in a wheelchair is often not that straightforward. But we have good news for you, because both our halls of residence in Antwerp and Mechelen have rooms available adapted to your needs. Our hall of residence in Antwerp has 4 rooms and 1 kitchen for wheelchair users. In Mechelen, there are 2 rooms equipped with adapted furniture. 

What does assisted living entail?

  • The chance to live and study as independently as possible
  • An adapted room that meets your needs
  • A fun time at college
  • Student housing full of great people who are committed to helping you

Campus Kruidtuin

Right in the centre of Mechelen you will find the Campus Kruidtuin hall of residence of Thomas More for students with and without impairments.  During your time at college, you have the opportunity to make a difference by taking part in one of our social engagement projects! We want to make the Campus Kruidtuin hall of residence a fun and cosy place to live, a real community!

Thomas More rents out 51 student rooms and 4 studio flats to students. Two rooms have been equipped for wheelchair users. 

Room prices: 

  • Room: €270 or €280 depending on the size of the room (12-19 m²).
  • Studio flat for 1 person: €380  

Rooms or studio flats are rented for one academic year. So the tenancy agreement runs from September to June inclusive (10 months). There are no additional costs. You can find more information about the rooms in our database: Block A and Block B.

What’s more, if you decide to provide assisted living support or become socially engaged in the local community, you will receive a payment for volunteering. 

If you have an impairment, you have the option of living in assisted living student housing. Convinced? From 15 April to 15 May you can apply for a room for the next academic year. If you are currently still looking for a room on Campus Kruidtuin, please contact residentie.kruidtuin@thomasmore.be

Campus National

Situated in the Kronenburgstraat, right by the attractive Antwerp Zuid district is Campus National, the brand-new hall of residence of Thomas More for students with and without impairments. During your time at college, you have the opportunity to make a difference by taking part in one of our social engagement projects! We will throw in the warm, friendly atmosphere for free. We want to make Campus National a fun and cosy place to live, a real community! At Campus National, you will find a mix of 43 housing units for 50 students. Four rooms have been adapted for wheelchair users.

Room prices: 

  • room: €350 o €380
  • studio flat for 1 person: €420
  • studio flat for 2 people: €450

Rooms or studio flats are rented for one academic year. So the tenancy agreement runs from September to June inclusive (10 months). There are no additional costs. You can find more information in our database. 

What’s more, if you decide to provide assisted living support or become socially engaged in the local community, you will receive a payment for volunteering. 

If you have an impairment, you have the option of living in assisted living student housing. Convinced? From 15 April to 15 May you can apply for a room for the next academic year. If you are currently still looking for a room on Campus National, please contact stuvo.antwerpen@thomasmore.be

Social engagement

Are you planning on living in a hall of residence on Campus National or Campus Kruidtuin?

Do you want to make a difference to your fellow students or local community of your college city? If so, you can do your bit by getting involved in one of our social engagement projects. At our halls of residences, the focus is on study, but also on social engagement. You can get involved in 3 ways:

  • by providing assisted living support to your fellow students who need it. For instance, students with a physical impairment.
  • as a buddy to foreign students studying at our campus;
  • by helping people in the local community. Think of visits to lonely elderly people, helping children with their homework ...

Choose which project you would like to get involved in from our list of great initiatives. What’s more, if you decide to provide assisted living support or help out in the local community, you will not only enjoy an unbelievable experience but also receive a payment for volunteering.  Before you move into our hall of residence, we will, of course, discuss which project you have committed yourself to and how to go about doing this practically.

Assisted living support

Living in a hall of residence with social engagement can be an extremely rewarding experience for you as a student. By providing assisted living support, you help fellow students navigate college life more smoothly. It goes without saying that you get quite a lot in return! What’s more, as a student providing assisted living support you are not alone. You are part of an assisted living support team. This is a small group of students who work together to organise providing support in rotation to one particular student.

What does an assisted living support team do?

  • arrange a flexible rotation
  • every student commits themselves to spending a few of hours a week (and possibly one night a fortnight) at the hall of residence
  • students with impairments can call on the assisted living support team if they need help with daily activities such as: personal care
  • shopping
  • cooking & eating
  • practical organisation of study (e.g. preparing study materials)