Housing in Wageningen

Housing for PhD candidates

Idealis is the student accommodation provider in Wageningen, Bennekom and Ede and owns around 5,400 housing units. Although there are not a lot of rooms on offer, PhD candidates can also rent a room from Idealis.


Idealis can only provide distance priority for Sandwich PhD, guest PhD candidates and external PhD candidates. In all other cases neither PhD Services nor Idealis can help you to speed up the process of getting a room. You will need to find a living space in a different way.

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 Graduate School. After that you can ask your supervisor to send in a housing request but usually the secretary of your chair group will apply for you by sending your contact details and planned day of arrival to PhD Services.

2. PhD Services will check whether you are entitled (see above) for a distance priority at Idealis. They will send a confirmation to the secretary.

3. Idealis then will contact you about registration on their website. From now on Idealis is your point of contact regarding housing.

4. If applicable, distance priority is provided for one month.
It is strongly advised to react to two rooms each day (if available).
Rooms are offered for 48 hours on the website. After those two days the ranking of all applicants is decided on. So it is possible that you are on the first place direct after you've responded to a room. But at the end of the two days someone else gets it because of a longer registration time.

Please note:

1. Not all rooms from Idealis are (completely) furnished. If a room is not furnished there will be nothing in that room, like a bed or curtains.

2. Start with the procedure of applying four to six weeks before your planned arrival. That will give you enough time to find a room. Distance priority is provided for one month only. When applying too early, chances are that your rental period starts long before your 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. Therefore you better start to search on the private market at the earliest possible moment.

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