There are several ways of finding a place to live. Because there is a high demand for student housing in Wageningen, it can be challenging to find a place to stay.
Idealis is the student accommodation provider in Wageningen, Bennekom and Ede and owns 5,400 housing units. Wageningen University PhD candidates can also rent a room from Idealis. Visit the Idealis website for the current procedure.
When are you eligible for housing offered by Idealis?
As a PhD candidate you are welcome to rent from Idealis if you are a:
- Research assistant with a PhD employment contract at WUR
- Sandwich PhD candidate from abroad
- Guest PhD candidate
- External PhD candidate with an employment contract at one of the other research institutes in Wageningen or Ede.
If you are not registered in the PhD Candidates Information System (HORA FINITA) then you unfortunately do not belong to the target group.
You can respond to the offers from Idealis via www.room.nl. Room.nl is a national platform where rooms offered by professional corporations, including Idealis, are published and where you can respond to the offers.
To be able to respond to the offers you must create a ROOM account. If you are coming to Wageningen on a temporary basis as a PhD candidate, often you will only find out about this a short time in advance. However, to make sure you find somewhere to live in time, you will need to register atROOM.nl as early as possible. The waiting time you build up determines whether you qualify for accommodation. You will have a better ranking if you have been registered for longer.
Priority arrangements exist for sandwich and scholarship PhD candidates coming to the Netherlands for the first time. To request room priority the promotor needs to send the completed priority registration form to Doctoral Service Centre: email@example.com.
Applications for the academic year 2023- 2024 will only be taken into consideration when they are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on or after 1 September. Applications sent to email@example.com before 1 September will not be considered.
After approval of the application the priority will be immediately activated by Idealis. Priority will be valid for 2 months and solely applies to Idealis rooms that become available between October 1 and April 30. So please keep in mind to only apply for priority when you are actively looking for a room from October 1 onwards.
Note: Please make sure that you are registered at ROOM.nl to be able to use room priority.
Unfurnished rooms are literally unfurnished, i.e. no bed, desk, closet or curtains.
Other organisations and agencies
Housingdesk Wageningen: A non-commercial housing agency for students and PhD Candidates.
Kamernet: A national website also offering rooms in Wageningen (use search).
Useful Facebook groups:
(All independent from Wageningen University and Research)
Wageningen Student Plaza:
The Facebook group for Wageningen Students. Besides second hands stuff also rooms are offered here. Or you can ask if someone in this group knows about an available room.
Wageningen Room Sublets
Mostly temporary rooms.
Also, some Facebook groups exist that are established by- and meant for people from certain nationalities. You may find a room or help in general more easily here.
In some cases, one can receive rent subsidy from the Dutch government. Information about rent subsidy can be found via this link. Or on the site of the Dutch Tax Authorities