Leiden University Service Centre International Staff (SCIS)

Apartments

PhD candidates and international (guest)employees of Leiden University may contact the Service Centre International Staff (SCIS) for housing.Short Stay apartments in Leiden (duration: minimum of 1 month until maximum 1 year)These apartments are fully furnished and have a private kitchen, shower and toilet. A bed linen set and a basic kitchen inventory will be waiting for you when you arrive.On the inventory list you can see what furniture is available in your apartment.

Long Stay apartments in Leiden (duration: minimum of 1 year), owned by Stichting Universitaire Woonwijk Boerhaave
1. Anatomy Building (Leiden):
The apartments in the Anatomy Building are unfurnished. There is floor covering and curtains. The kitchen has a stove and a refrigerator.

2. Boerhaavelaan/Haarlemmerstraat/Van Swietenstraat/Marienpoelstraat (Leiden): 
The apartments by Stichting Boerhaave are unfurnished and not upholstered. Starting from 1st May 2019, a part of the building will be upholstered.

What do I need to do to find housing?

The allocation process is done via SCIS. If you have any questions, please contact SCIS.

First payment

Short Stay contract:

You must make the first payment before signing the tenancy agreement. This payment consists of the rent for the first month (or the first month-and-a-half), the reservation/handling fee and the last two months. You pay this first bill in My DUWO. This is possible from a foreign bank account.

DUWO must receive this first payment no later than 2 weeks after your documents have been approved. 

Long Stay contract:

You must make the first payment before signing the tenancy agreement. This payment consists of the rent for the first month (or the first month-and-a-half), and the reservation/handling fee. You pay this first bill in My DUWO. This is possible from a foreign bank account.

DUWO must receive this first payment no later than 2 weeks after your documents have been approved. 

Contract

Boerhaavelaan/Haarlemmerstraat/Van Swietenstraat/Marienpoelstraat:

You sign a tenancy agreement with DUWO with an end date if you rent an apartment at Boerhaavelaan. This is due to demolition and renovation work. At Haarlemmerstraat/Mariënpoelstraat/Van Swietenstraat you will sign a tenancy agreement without an end date. You can stay in the apartment for as long as you have a contract with Leiden University, with a maximum period of five years (the time you stayed in a short stay apartment also counts).

You have one month notice to terminate your tenancy agreement.

Anatomy building:

You sign a tenancy agreement with DUWO without an end date.

You can stay in the apartment for as long as you have a contract with Leiden University, with a maximum period of five years (the time you stayed in a short stay apartment also counts).

You have one month notice to terminate your tenancy agreement.

Short stay:

You sign a tenancy agreement with DUWO with an end date.

You can stay in the apartment for a maximum period of one year (the time you stayed in another short stay apartment also counts).

You have one month notice to terminate your tenancy agreement.

Arrival in the Netherlands

Anatomy building and Short Stay apartments:

You can pick up the keys at the DUWO office. Please bring valid proof of identity (passport or ID card) with you. 

On the start date of your tenancy agreement your room will be available from 1 pm onward. If you arrive earlier or outside office hours, you should arrange for a place to sleep yourself. 

Does the start date of your tenancy agreement happen to be on the weekend or a public holiday? Then you can collect your key on the next workday after 1 pm.

Boerhaavelaan/Haarlemmerstraat/Van Swietenstraat/Marienpoelstraat:

Please contact Bouwbedrijf Huurman Leiden BV during opening hours to make an appointment for picking up the keys at tel: 071-5769341 or 06-12031874. Keys can be picked up on the start date of the contract (week days only). 

 
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