International Accomodation Office Aalborg

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    Updated 16 July 2020

    There is currently no more rooms and apartments available. If you decide to apply, you will be on a waiting list and receive an offer if the Accommodation Office has a cancelation.

    There is no guarantee to receive an offer, we therefore recommend you to apply elsewhere such as the AKU.

    You can find more information on the page “Accommodation elsewhere” and “Roof over head guarantee” below this page.

     

    As an international student, you can apply for a furnished accommodation in Aalborg, only after you have received a letter of admission or a conditional admission letter. Danish students must apply at the 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 the University of Aalborg. We recommend you to apply as soon as possible, as we only have a fixed amount of accommodation, and we cannot guarantee an accommodation for all students.

    For your application to be processed you must pay a part of the full deposit, DKK 2,000 ($345 or 270 euro) in advance along with your application for accommodation. For refunding the pre-paid deposit please see here.

     

    When you click on below link in order to apply for accommodation you must:

    1. Create an account with the name stated in your passport (FULL NAME)
    2. Verify the email received after making the account that you wish to create an account
    3. Log in and fill in the application form
    4. Remember to make the application with your full name in order to register you prepaid deposit. The application is only valid with a prepaid deposit.

     

    TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

    • Single room (private room) with shared facilities (shared kitchen and bathroom) with other students in a dormitory.
    • Small one person flat with private bathroom and your own kitchen. (Private facilities)   Single (private room) room in an apartment/house shared by 2, 3 and 5 students, with shared bathroom and kitchen. 
    • Apartment for couples, please note we only have a few available
    • All rooms are private.

    To see more go to list of accommodation. Please note you cannot choose the accommodation but you can state your wishes which we will try to meet. 

    In the application form you must choose in a drop down how to pay. You just tick anything, as it is only possible to online by card.

    Accommodation application

    Prepaid deposit must be paid with credit card. 

     

    Pay pre-paid deposit by creditcard

     

    The prepaid deposit is a part of you housing deposit, and is deducted the first rent & deposit payment. You will not be allocated without a prepaid deposit. 

    Please note, the status in your application form will not change before the account department has verified the payment. That can take 4-5 working days. 

    If you have cancelled the accommodation offer within 14 days, you will have the prepaid deposit refunded to the card used on the payment. 

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    After internship

    If you have been away on an internship/traineeship, you need to reapply, and thus pay the deposit again. There is no guarantee for the same accommodation, we will do our best to meet your wishes according to the application form. 

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    Deadline

    There is no deadline for applying in Aalborg. The International Accommodation Office works by the principle of "first come - first served". This means there is no housing guarantee. In case the accommodation office cannot offer you an accommodation, you will receive an email and guidance how to apply elsewhere and how to get back the prepaid deposit.

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    Short-term stay

    We cannot offer short-term, the rentals are 6 months´ from the 1 February to the 1 August and the 1 August to the 1 February.
    If you are in need for a shorter period, you can find many different kind of accommodation on such as B&B, hostels and much more on Visit Aalborgs webpage. 

    Visit Aalborg

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    Special wishes/needs

    If you have a disability, wish to accommodate close to a friend or a particular area etc. It is important to state that in the application form. We will do our best to meet your requirements though no guarantee is given. 

    Please note, you can have your classes in many different locations. There is main campus in the east and city campus in the centre. You must write in the application form, if you wish a certain area. You can see descriptions and locations under the list of accommodation.

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    Accommodation elsewhere

    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 housings.

    Please note, when renting an accommodation from AKU, accommodation is unfurnished, without internet, maintenance and electricity included. The application and contract is done directly with them.

    You can apply 1 year before you start your studies. You must read the rules carefully, especially how the offers works.

    AKU-Aalborg

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    Roof over head guarantee in Aalborg

    Temporary "Roof over head guarantee" is provided by the Municipality of Aalborg in the summertime. In order to use the housing guarantee, you must have signed up at the AKU. You need the AKU number to use this. Please note; 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 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 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 housings.

    Make sure you read the conditions in order to book the "Roof over head guarantee". 


    Sign up at the AKU

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    Avoid and identify housing scams

    Typically, there are a few tells that can help you identify a scam offer, and a scam can typically include one or more of the following.

    • Be alert of "landlords" offering you a residence at rates that are much lower than the market standard. The old saying "If it seems too good to be true, it is probably not true" comes to mind.
    • Be alert of "landlords" who do refuse to provide a direct contact number or the possibility to view the apartment in person.
    • Be alert if the person is a resident in a country other than Denmark. Look out for email addresses which originates from UK, Germany or any other country outside Denmark. This could indicate that the address given for the property in Denmark may not exist.
    • Be aware of any irregularities in what is being offered to you.
    • Be alert of "landlords" who request you to transfer a deposit and/or rent via wire transfer services, such as Western Union, Moneybookers or Escrow, as these will most likely be transferred out of Denmark, and are untraceable and irreversible.
    • Never pay deposit in cash. Make a bank transaction so the transaction can be traced. Make sure to transfer the payment to a Danish registrations and account number.
    • Be alert of "landlords" offering you a residence to be paid in Euros or Pounds.
    • Never pay cash under the table. It is illegal and you have no legal way of getting your money back.
    • Be alert of "landlords" who request the above stated deposit/rent before you have even signed a contract.
    • Make sure that you receive a contract signed by the current tenant(if it is a sublet) or landlord. Always read the contract carefully and make sure that what you agree on is also confirmed in writing.
    • Be alert of "landlords" who will pressure you into signing a contract or transferring money straight away. Do not feel pressured into signing anything.
    • Be alert of "landlords" who make their own contracts and do not make use of the official leasing contract. When subleasing a room or an apartment, you must make sure that the landlord/owner of the property is informed of the sublease. This will put you in a better position in case of a conflict between the landlord/owner and the person subletting to you. Should you in any way be unsure about the legitimacy of an offer you have received you can check who owns the property below.
    • Be alert of "landlords" who provide false addresses (addresses that do not exist) or do not specify the floor or apartment number. If you want to see if an address really exists you can use this page: www.krak.dk
    • Before you commit to anything, make sure that you can register for your CPR number (civil registration number) at the property. It is mandatory to have a CPR number if you are a resident in Denmark - even short-term. You must have a valid address to apply for CPR. It is illegal to use a different address for this purpose. If the person from whom you are renting will not permit you to register their address with the citizen service, do not accept the offer.

    Who owns the property?Does the address exist?

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