Questions about life on Campus
What is a campus contract?
A campus contract is a lease agreement which applies to student housing. This contract states that you have to be a student in order to rent the apartment. At least once a year we check whether you are still enrolled at an educational institution. If you are no longer enrolled as a student you must terminate the tenancy agreement and move out within three months.
Which documents do I need for signing the campus contract?
For signing the lease agreement you will need the following documents:
- Valid ID
- Proof of enrollment from your educational institution
- ATM card for payment of the deposit (twice the monthly rent) and administration costs
What is the duration of the campus contract?
The lease agreement is for the minimum duration of one year.
Is it possible to rent an apartment for just 6 months?
No. The lease agreement is for a minimum duration of one year.
Who can live at Campus Diemen Zuid?
To sign a lease agreement for an apartment on Campus Diemen Zuid you need to be registered as a student or PHD student at an educational institution (for a minimum of 19 hours a week).
What do you mean by proof of enrollment?
- A declaration of enrollment from your educational institution
- A student card of your educational institution for the current school year
- A proof of registration at your educational institution
I am not studying in Amsterdam (anymore) but I am studying elsewhere in The Netherlands. Am I allowed to rent an apartment on Campus Diemen Zuid?
If you can prove you are a student at an educational institution in The Netherlands, you are allowed to stay at Campus Diemen Zuid.
I haven’t received my proof of enrollment yet, what should I do?
Please contact your educational institution and ask for a (temporary) declaration of enrollment.
Use of the apartment
Will I have my own mailbox?
Each tenant at Campus Diemen Zuid has his or her very own apartment and therefore a personal mail address and mailbox which will be located at the entrance of their own apartment building.
Is there a possibility for double tenancy at Campus Diemen Zuid?
In the apartments with a floor area of less than 40m², occupation by more than one person is prohibited. Apartments with a floor area of 40m² or more are available for more than one person. In this case the campus contract will be co-signed by 2 tenants.
Am I allowed to install my own dishwasher?
You are not allowed to install a dishwasher in your apartment.
What is a Campus Key?
At Campus Diemen Zuid the old-fashioned key has been replaced by a Campus Key which is an electronic key tag. Your Campus Key will give you access to your own apartment, your own apartment building, the bicycle shed, study room, laundry room and parking.
Am I allowed to smoke in my apartment?
In your own apartment you are allowed to smoke. In the common areas of the buildings smoking is prohibited.
Am I allowed to install my own washing machine?
You are not allowed to install your own washing machine in your apartment, but there is a launderette and dry-cleaning service (Albert Heijn) available at Campus Diemen Zuid.
Do I need a guarantor?
No. You are solely responsible for paying your rent and service costs.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
When you come in to sign your lease agreement, you need to pay twice the rent as a deposit.
When do I get a settlement of my service costs?
Within 6 months after the end of the year you will receive a statement of your service costs.
Am I entitled to housing benefit?
Campus Diemen Zuid comprises only independent apartments, which you may be eligible for housing benefit. Whether that’s the case depends partly on your age and income. For more information about housing benefit you can consult the Belastingdienst.