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The accommodation office has currently no available rooms for students, if you apply you will be placed on the waiting list. We recommend applying for accommodation at the AKU - find under Accommodation elsewhere.
As an international student, you can apply for a furnished room or apartment in Aalborg, however, only after you have received a letter of admission or a conditional admission letter. Danish students must apply through AKU.
Please note that you are only entitled to accommodation via the International Accommodation Office if you enrol in courses and participate as an active student at Aalborg University. We recommend that you to apply as soon as possible, as we only have a certain number of rooms and apartments, and we cannot guarantee accommodation for all students.
For your application to be processed you must pay a part of the full deposit, DKK 2,000 ($345 or EUR270) in advance along with your application for accommodation. For refunding of the pre-paid deposit please see here.
All rooms are private.
To see more, please go to the list of accommodation. Please note you cannot choose your preferred accommodation but you can state your wishes which we will try to meet. Make sure you save and finish the application. When you can download a copy of the application form you have finished the application.
The prepaid deposit of DKK 2000.00 is a part of your housing deposit and is deducted from the first payment for rent & housing deposit payment. You will not be allocated a room or apartment without a prepaid deposit.
If you cancel the accommodation offer within 14 days, the prepaid deposit will be refunded to the used credit card./to the credit card used for payment, please note DIBS who handles the card payments can deduct a fee from the transfer, and sometimes there can be a fee from your bank.
We start allocation in late May for the September intake, and for the February intake, we start allocation at the beginning of December.
If leaving for an internship/traineeship, you need to reapply for accommodation upon your return and thus pay the deposit again. There is no guarantee for the same accommodation, but we will do our best to meet your wishes according to the application form.
There is no deadline for applying for accommodation in Aalborg. The International Accommodation Office works by the principle of "first come - first served". This means there is no accommodation guarantee. In case the International Accommodation Office cannot offer you accommodation, you will receive an email with guidance on how to apply elsewhere and how to get back the prepaid deposit.
We cannot offer short-term accommodation. The lease is for 6 months from either 1 February to 1 August and 1 August to 1 February.
If you need a shorter period, you can find many different kinds of accommodation like B&B, hostels etc. on Visit Aalborg’s webpage.
If you have a disability, wish to live close to a friend or in a particular area etc., you must state it in the application form. We will do our best to meet your wishes and/or needs, though no guarantee is given.
Please note that you can have your classes in many different locations. There is the main campus in the east and the city campus in the centre. You must write in the application form if you wish in a certain area. You can see descriptions and locations under the list of accommodation.
AKU-Aalborg, Assignment of Dormitory- and Youth Housing, is an association that manages the cooperation between accommodation organisations, independently owned dormitories, privately founded dormitories and Aalborg Municipality regarding the assignment of youth housing.
Please note, when renting accommodation from AKU, the accommodation is unfurnished and without internet, but maintenance and electricity are included. The application and contract are made directly with AKU.
You can apply one year before you start your studies. You must read the rules carefully, especially how the offers work.
A temporary "Roof over head guarantee" is provided by the Municipality of Aalborg in the summertime. To use the housing guarantee, you must have signed up at the AKU. You need the AKU number to use this. Please note; that it is a temporary solution in a hostel where the municipality pays a part of the bill until you have found an accommodation. Using this you are obligated to search for accommodation not only at the AKU but also in private housing.
This is only for the September intake. Read the conditions below carefully, and make sure you follow the terms and conditions.
AKU-Aalborg is an assignment of the dormitory- and youth housing is an association that manages the cooperation between accommodation organisations, independently owned dormitories, privately founded dormitories and Aalborg Municipality regarding the assignment of youth housing.
Make sure you read the conditions to book the "Roof over head guarantee".
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