Frequently asked questions first year students
ROOM (housing seekers)
Where can I respond to accommodation opportunities?
Your search for a room at Idealis in Wageningen or Ede starts at ROOM.nl. You should register there and respond to the room advertisements that interest you. All offers shown have been filtered based on your registration details.
What are the registration costs for Room.nl?
Registration at ROOM will cost you €35.
What is the average waiting time?
Your date of registration determines your waiting time. We strive for every new student, who is starting their studies in September, to have found accommodation by May 1st of their first academic year.
How does Room.nl work?
You can respond to a maximum of 5 room advertisements at a time. The ranking order is determined by the date of registration. The longer you’ve been registered at ROOM.nl, the higher your ranking. You can only receive an offer for 1 room at any given time. If you notice that your position in the ranking for a room is low, then withdraw your response to the advert and try responding to a new advertisement instead.
When can I register at ROOM.nl?
It is possible to register an account at ROOM from the age of sixteen onwards. This isn’t a completely redundant luxury, considering that the search for a room can be very difficult.
When can I start responding to room advertisements?
You may respond to room advertisements 4 months prior to the start of your studies.
Will my date of registration be reset when I accept a room offer?
No, you will retain your original date of registration which is valid for up to 8 years.
If I refuse a room offer, will I stay fully registered?
Yes, you will stay registered. However, your account will be blocked for 5 days if you choose to refuse a room offer after having accepted it.
Is there any arrangement for receiving priority?
Yes, it is possible to receive
Can I still move to new accommodations after settling in?
Yes, that is possible. With your ROOM.nl account you can continue responding to other room advertisements even after having moved in to an Idealis room. Keep in mind that the minimum rental period is 1 month and that you have a 1 months’ notice. It is therefore possible to have some overlap in the renting periods.
What will happen to my registration time after moving to a new room?
If you move to a new student accommodation then you will still retain your original date of registration as long as you do not delete your ROOM.nl account. You will thus not have to completely start over.
How does "hospiteren" (vote-in) work?
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How to arrange subtenancy?
When does my rental lease go into effect?
Within the advertisement on ROOM.nl you will find the starting date of the contract. You will also be able to find this back at any time throughout your online process in your Idealis account. After you have digitally signed your contract, the starting date of the contract will be noted on your rental agreement as well. From the start date onwards you can collect the keys of your room.
How long can I continue to stay at Idealis?
Idealis applies the legal notice period of at least 3 and a maximum of 6 months. Each academic year we check whether you are still registered as a full-time student at an educational institution. We call this the annual
What should I do if something in my room is broken?
You can submit an
Can I receive rent subsidy?
In the advertisement of a room you can find if the room is eligible for rent subsidy. But this is also dependent on a few conditions such as the cost of rent, your income, household composition and possibly other financial assets.
Is it possible to terminate my contract (prematurely)?
Yes, that is possible. You are always allowed to terminate your rental agreement, even before the final end date in your contract and before the end of your studies. Keep in mind that the minimum rental period is 1 month and that you have a 1 months’ notice.
What is the notice of termination?
You have a notice of termination of at least 1 month, even if you move to another Idealis room. Your last day of rent may not fall on a day of the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) or on a national holiday.
Do you have a tenancy agreement for a certain period of time? If so, it will end automatically after the specified period. It is not possible to extend it.
What if I decide to quit my studies or take a short break from them?
In that case you will enter the ‘