Housing in Wageningen

Housing for PhD candidates

Idealis is the student accommodation provider in Wageningen and Ede and owns around 5,300 housing units. PhD candidates will usually obtain a single room.


Idealis can only guarantee housing for Sandwich PhD, guest PhD candidates and external PhD candidates. In all other cases neither PhD Services nor Idealis can help you with distance priority. You will need to find a living space in a different way.


At the beginning of the academic year (August, September and October)  the demand for rooms might exceed the availability. Also in the middle of the academic year (February) it could be hard to find a room at the desired date of arrival. But in other months it should not be very difficult to find a room.

Furnished apartments

For couples there are also some double rooms. The demand for these apartments exceeds the availability most of the time. So it will be very hard to find one via Idealis.

Applying for housing

1. To be able to apply for housing you must be registered in Promis, this is step 5 in the timetable. Registration in Promis has to be done by the Research School. After that you can ask your supervisor to send in a housing request. Usually the secretary of your chair group will apply for you by sending your contact data to PhD Services.

2. PhD Services will check whether you are entitled for a guaranteed room via Idealis. This means you will get distance priority.

3. Idealis then will contact you about registration on their website and how to make use of the distance priority.

4. You can apply for two rooms each day on the Idealis website. After 48 hours the final selection will be made. So it is possible that you are number one at the moment of your application. But not anymore at the end of the reaction period.

-> Please note that not all Idealis rooms are fully furnished! "Without furniture" means there is absolutely NO furniture in that room.

Due to the scarcity of rooms from now untill September it is strongly advised to contact your chair group as soon as possible. Otherwise start this procedure six to four weeks before your planned arrival.

Finding housing yourself

There are several other ways of finding a place to live. Because there is a high demand for student housing in Wageningen it is often challenging to find a place to live. Especially at the start and in the middle of the academic year. Therefore you better start to search on the private marktet at the earliest possible moment.

To start your search on the private market see the link on the right side of this page.