You have a chance to get a room with SSH& every week! We allocate rooms and residences through a lottery system.
Every Wednesday, at 12.00 p.m., our vacant rooms and residences are published on our listings page. You have one week to respond, until 11.00 a.m. the following Wednesday. You can respond to one room (or residence as soon as you are living with us) every week. After that, the rooms and residences will be divided. The lottery is done through a system. The system chooses at random: less room for error and 100% fair.
You can only react if you are student. Without a valid proof of study you cannot respond to our offers.
Why use a lottery system?
We want to make the chance of getting a room or student residence fair for all students. Allocation systems on the basis of waiting times are complicated and outdated. With us, registration times are a thing of the past and every student has an equal chance of a room at SSH&.
Our system is free, easy, and fast. You can enter the lottery system on the day you register. All chances will be equal for everyone as well. You are all given one ticket, which means you have the same odds of getting a room. We will show your chances in “real time” so you can use your ticket wisely.
Are you not a tenant of SSH& yet?
Then you can only enter the draw for rooms with shared facilities. This is where your housing trajectory with SSH& begins. While you are renting your first student room, you can continue to respond to all our listed rooms, but you can also respond to independent residences (with private facilities).
Responding to independent residences
If you are a tenant of SSH&, you can also respond to our independent residences. This way, we want to promote the upgrade from a room to a residence.
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.
Cohabitation at SSH&
Cohabitation is possible too at SSH&. You can register as a couple with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Once you are registered as a “duo”, you can respond to double occupancy residences for two people. Pay attention: you can only respond to double apartments in Nijmegen, if one of you is already living with SSH&. In Arnhem you can also react on double apartments even if you both do not live with SSH& yet.
Priority if you have a long travel time
If you have to 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. What does that mean? As an accommodation seeker, you can respond to all rooms, but travel time priority grants you priority for available rooms in our Vossenveld complex (Nijmegen). There is no housing complex with travel time priority in Arnhem.
Transitional arrangement and priority for Sterrenbosch and Gouverneur
Accommodation seekers who were previously registered with SHH& will lose their “waiting time” after 22 July and no longer have direct access to student residences (as a non-tenant of SSH&, you can only participate in the lottery system for a room). If you have been waiting for a residence for years, this can be quite disappointing! That is why we have made a transitional arrangement for accommodation seekers who were registered before 1 October 2015 and are not yet living with SSH&. They can participate in a lottery system for residences (instead of just rooms) from 22 July 2020 until 22 July 2021. These students will get priority for the Gouverneur and Sterrenbosch residences over current SSH& tenants who respond to these residences as well.
Increase your chances!
Of course, you will soon enter the SSH& lottery every week. You may even end up with a perfect 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 student or 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!
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