OUR ASSISTANCE, SERVICE and advice
The International accommodation Office at the Copenhagen campus readily provides guidance on how to search for accommodation in Copenhagen.
The housing situation in the capital is one of the most severe ones in Europe, and the task of securing affordable accommodation should not be underestimated. As Aalborg University Copenhagen unfortunately cannot offer any housing guarantee along with your place of study, we recommend starting your search as early as possible, preferably at least three months prior to your study start.
The best way to prepare for your search for accommodation is by reading the short accommodation guide from the International House Copenhagen: "Fact Sheet Accommodation" (.Pdf)
We also recommend reading our advice below and to visit two main websites providing crucial information for newcomers:
Please find below three noteworthy possibilities, and we advise you to take action as soon as possible
- The International Accommodation Office AAU CPH would like to inform that the student dorm called “Danmarks Internationale Kollegium” (DIK) has currently reported to us, that they have available student rooms (other than the rooms IAO AAU CPH has access to). So these rooms are located in the same student hall, but in another block. The dorm is situated outside the city, in Albertslund, a suburban area, but with a low monthly rent (2.900 DKK), and is conveniently located nearby shops and a S-train station, read more here: https://dkik.dk/about/. The rooms at DIK are very basic and somewhat worn. The tenants themselves have the main responsibility for keeping the interior clean and cozy. You have to be willing to make an effort to get along with the other students, participating in cleaning chores, actively participating in the student kitchen group; in short, life at this student hall can be great when joining forces with your fellow students to creating a nice atmosphere and making new friends.
To apply for a room you need to contact DIK’s administration office Kollegiernes Kontor i København (KKIK) directly. This means that you can rent the room directly from the organization (and not through us IAO AAU CPH). This is in fact a bit cheaper, but please keep in mind that you will need to bring or buy basic furniture (their contracts are only for unfurnished student rooms). You can write an application for a room addressed to Ms. Janne Høgh: email@example.com
- The organization DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia) has reported that they too have available rooms on offer. These rooms are open for everyone at every level of study. Additionally, there are also buildings open to recent graduates. International and Danish students can apply as long as they have a resident permit in Denmark. As for the application document, it’s just filing out the online application at this link: https://dis.dk/kollegier/ansoeg-om-optagelse/
Read more here: https://dis.dk/student-accommodation/
- "Lille Meyer" (little Meyer") is a new student housing building under construction located just besides our campus! The student rooms will be rented out through the organisation "CIU" that manages also many other student halls around the city. The waiting list for "Lille Meyer" has just opened and we strongly encourage all students to sign up (for free) as soon as possible. The website is in Danish but you can use google translate to get an overall idea: https://s.dk/studiebolig/building/288189/
To register at the waiting list, go to https://s.dk/studiebolig/register/ and fill out all your details. As soon as you are registered in CIU's database, you have to click and choose "Lille Meyer" in order to activate your choice.
Since Danish law requires that you apply for a Civil Registration number (CPR number) if you stay more than three months, it is crucial that you are allowed to registre the CPR number at your accommodation adress in Denmark. Please take care to ask the landlord in writing before signing any contracts or transferring a deposit.
Read more about the CPR number here
Important rule of thumb to avoid scams: Never transfer money to a non-Danish account - if the landlord owes or sublets property in Denmark they have a Danish bank account.
You have the possibility to book a personal appointment by writing to us on mail if you have a more specific question not addressed at our website. Please note that the IAO AAU CPH can only guide you with your search for accommodation but cannot provide legal assistance concerning rental contracts (non AAU), CPR registration issues, translations, disputes between tenants – private property owners, or matters alike.