Standard Rental Periods

The regulations for rental periods vary for students and staff. 

Rental periods for students

Students' rental contract dates are set in advance and cannot be negotiated or altered. These dates are based on semester blocks of one or two semesters. Your contract end date will be the end of the university semester (not your individual course's study dates). 

Contract start dates vary on the system, and cannot be modified. Rooms are rented from the date they are vacant, but not from your personal study/arrival/departure date. You should be prepared that you most likely will not find a room with contract dates that exactly match your arrival and departure dates. 

Typical start and end dates are the following:

-  The fall semester: From 15th July to 31st January

- The spring semester: From 1st January, or from 1st February, to 14th July

You may arrive and depart any time within the time span of your rental contract, but you will be financially and legally responsible for the room/apartment from and until the dates stated in your rental contract. 

Rental periods for staff

Staff can enter preferable dates in the system to narrow their search, but the dates shown for each room in the system are fixed and non-modifiable. Contracts dates typically:

  • Begin on: the 1st or 15th of a month (but the housing system may showcase other dates based on availability)
  • End on: the 14th or [last date] of a month
  • Last a minimum of 3 month’s rental period (still within the above intervals)
  • Last a maximum of 12 months rental period (still within the above intervals)

You may arrive and depart any time within the time span of your rental contract, but you will be financially and legally responsible for the room/apartment from and until the dates stated in your rental contract. 

If a staff member wishes to shorten their contract, our notice requirements apply. You must provide one full month of notice + the current month. For this reason, requests to shorten your contract to the 14th of a month will not be accepted. 

Move-in date

The date you pick up your keys will automatically be registered as your move-in date on the online system. Inputting your move-in date manually on the system will have no consequence to your account or to our procedures. 

Moving out

Tenants whose rental start date is 15 July 2019 or later have to move out and return keys by 12 noon, 7 days before their rental contract's end date. Summer Students must move out and return keys by 10am, 4 days before the last day of the contract. The period between you moving out and the end of your contract is used to inspect the room and, if necessary, clean and repair damages.