What is meant by presenting yourself?

Presenting yourself (also known as co-opting or approval) means that occupants are allowed to choose their new housemate. When a room become available, the SSH publishes this under ‘Rent offer’. We then sort the replies on the basis of the length of registration. We send an e-mail to the candidates with the ‘oldest’ registration numbers so that they can present themselves. These candidates make an appointment with the occupants to view the room and to get to know each other. The occupants then choose a suitable housemate from all the candidates.   

“Hospiteren” can also take place online. Then you become acquainted by, for example, Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp video calls. This can be arranged between the residents and the applicant.