FAQ: How are the rooms allocated?

If you are offered a place at AUC and you accept it, you will be placed on the waitlist to pick your room in the DUWO room selection system in May. AUC will upload your personal details into the DUWO room selection system, after which you will receive an invitation to log in and choose your own room.

In the room selection system you will be able to see all the types of rooms available to you in  various listings. There will be places on offer in shared units (of 2 or 4 students) as well as a limited offer of single rooms. Each of the rooms might also have slight variations in terms of its location in the building, window placement, etc. Most of the room listings in the selection system will include a floorplan, dimensions and rental price. Unfortunately, it does not include any personal information about your roommates. It is not possible to select a shared unit with a tenant of the opposite sex.

Since the accommodation is a mix of shared and single units, it is not possible to give all students a single unit. Especially in your first year, you may have to live in a shared unit. Towards the end of the spring semester in your first year, you will once again be invited to the DUWO room selection system to be given the chance to move internally within the residences during the summer break. Most students will then be able to get a single room.

All units are decorated, and have curtains, floorcoverings, and kitchen cupboards with a sink, as well as a toilet/shower room. The units are rented unfurnished, so you are expected to bring your own furniture and kitchen equipment. However, there is the option to buy some basic items of furniture from DUWO's own furniture supplier EOS, at DUWO prices. Rather, we would advise you to use the online ordering system of IKEA and have the furniture delivered to your room at a much friendlier price. You may also be able to buy some second-hand furnishings from graduating AUC students through various listings on Facebook, etc.

All practical questions about the student residences should be directed to DUWO (see link below).

Published by  Amsterdam University College

22 April 2016