Change allocation rooms study year 2020/2021

As of 22 July 2020 you will have a chance to get a room with SSH& every week! Starting in the new academic year, we will be allocating rooms and residences through a lottery. We would like to explain how this works. 

Register with SSH&
Are you going to study in Nijmegen or Arnhem and do you need a room? Then SSH& is there for you! As of 22 July 2020 you can register for free on our website. Once you have a completed profile and submitted a valid proof of study you can instantly enter the lottery for available rooms.

Room offers
Every Wednesday at 12.00 our available rooms are published on our website. You can react during one week, till the next Wednesday 11.00. You can react on one room every week (or an independent unit as soon as you are already living with us). You can delete or change your reaction till Wednesday 10:59. You can only react if you are student. Without a valid proof of study you cannot respond to our offers.

Not living with SSH& yet?
You can only enter the lottery for rooms with shared facilities. This is where you start with SSH&. Once you live with us, you can also react on the independent rooms (with own facilities).

Reacting on rooms in Arnhem
Do you want to live in Arnhem? In that case, you can apply for residences as well as rooms. You do not need to be a current tenant of SSH&. This is because we have more residences than rooms in Arnhem.

Living together
Living together with your girlfriend or boyfriend is possible with SSH&. You can register as a couple. You can only respond to a two persons apartment when at least one of you is already living with us.

New rules for travel time priority
If you travel for over two hours (total travel time with public transportation from your home address to Nijmegen Central Station), you qualify for travel time priority. But what does that mean? As a home seeker, you can apply for all rooms. Travel time priority also gives you exclusive access to the lottery of available rooms in our Vossenveld complex (Nijmegen). There is no travel time priority complex in Arnhem. 

Transitional arrangement and special rule Sterrenbosch and Gouverneur
With this new method of allocating rooms, you lose your "waiting time" as an accommodation seeker, and you no longer have direct access to residences (as a non-tenant of SSH& you can only participate in the lottery for a room). If you’ve been waiting for a residence for years, this is disappointing! For this reason, we are switching to a one-time transitional arrangement for a specific group of accommodation seekers. This transitional arrangement is meant for accommodation seekers that have been registered for more than 4 years and do not already live with SSH&. They can participate in the lottery for residences (instead of just rooms) from 22 July 2020 to 22 July 2021. You still have to be a student, of course. For these people also a special rule applies: the rooms at the complexes Gouverneur and Sterrenbosch will be allocated to them first, before being allocated to tenants already living with SSH& and responding to these rooms.

Increase your chances!
Of course, you will soon be in the SSH& lottery every week. You may even end up with your ideal room. But what if you are not so lucky? Did you know that nearly 50% of students find their room through friends and family? So as a (prospective) student, make sure to start building your network. Tell everyone you are looking for a room. Join Facebook groups, or sign up with a student association. 

We will not be allocating rooms with nomination rights (co-option) by lottery. The other flatmates choose a new tenant there themselves. There are opportunities here for you too!

FAQ
You can find the Frequently Asked Questions on our website. Do you have a question? Take a look there first. Your question (and answer) might be there already. Don’t see your question there? Feel free to e-mail us. 

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