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. You must create a ROOM account to be able to do this. Room.nl is a national platform where rooms offered by professional corporations, including Idealis, are published and where you can respond to the offers.


Priority arrangements exist for sandwich and scholarship PhD candidates coming to the Netherlands for the first time. Your promotor can register this priority by completing the priority registration form and sending it to the PhD office via phd.sevices@wur.nl. The priority is valid for 2 months.


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).

    Room rent Wageningen

    Short stay Wageningen


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    Short stay housing




    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.

    Wageningen Student Housing

    Hoefweg Ede

    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.

      Rent benefits

      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