International Accomodation Office Aalborg

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pre-arrival information

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    Furniture

    All rooms and apartments are furnished, including an oven, stove, and refrigerator.

    Please note, it is basic furniture and equipment. 

    • Bed (90X200)
    • Desk/Chair
    • Armchair
    • Bookcase
    • Wardrobe or drawer and rack
    • Lamps 

    Kitchen equipment

    • Pots/Pans
    • Plates/Cutlery
    • Glasses/cups
    • Cutlery
    • Vacuum cleaner where there is a carpet

    The International Accommodation Office do not provide

    • Microwave
    • Coffee machines
    • Kettles
    • Television
    • Iron/Iron board
    • Cleaning articles
    • Bedding
    • Drying rack
    • Toasters

    If you buy furniture during your stay, it must be removed by your departure. We cannot remove/store furniture for you.

    Towels and beddings are not available through the Accommodation Office, they can be purchased in different shops.

    JYSK which has a shop in the shopping centre in Friis in the centre of Aalborg - location is Nytorv, number 27, ground floor. 

    IKEA is located at Krebsen 40 in Aalborg.

     

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    Sample photos

    Please note, that these is only examples, the furniture can vary in size, colour and style. The rooms, bathrooms and kitchens will vary in size, style and colour, in the different kinds of rooms and apartments.

    Sample photos of an accommodation

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    Special needs or wishes

    If you have any special requirements regarding furniture due to e.g. a disability, you must state this on the Application Form for Accommodation when you apply for accommodation.

    If you wish to accommodate e.g. close to a friend, or a particular area etc. It is important to state it in the application form. We will do our best to meet your requirements although no guarantees are given.

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    Coming with my spouse/partner

    If you need accommodation for 2 persons, you must state it in your application form. Please note we only have a few apartments available for couples. 

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    Relocation

    There is no relocation guaranteed regardless of your wishes in the application form, we have a limited amount of accommodation, and limited possibilities in the spring semester.

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    How many offers?

    Normally you will receive one offer only. If you have very specific wishes, please write them in your application. 

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    How do i decline the accommodation offer?

    You have 14 days from the date the e-mail with the offer was sent, to reject your accommodation offer. After 14 days the pre-paid deposit will not be reimbursed. If you decline the offer on time, the pre-paid deposit will be refunded in March and September.

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    How do i accept my accommodation offer?

    You need to confirm the accommodation within 2 weeks from our offer by email. If you do not confirm, the accommodation will be allocated to another student and the pre-paid deposit will not be reimbursed. 

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    Self-catering

    All our accommodation is self-catered.

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    Access

    Authorized staff, employees and contractors appointed by the university may, at any reasonable time enter the residence for inspection, cleaning, repairs and maintenance.

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    Cleaning

    Cleaning on your arrival

    If you have, a complaint regarding the cleaning on your arrival, pictures and the complaint must be directed by email to the accommodation office within 7 days after your arrival.

    Cleaning during your stay

    The International Accommodation Office do not clean your room or apartment accommodation during your stay. Though all tenants must keep all areas tidy and clean at any time.

    Places with common areas do have an inspection from time to time. If cleaning is needed you will receive a warning to meet our requirements according to your tenancy agreement. If the common areas still need cleaning after the second inspection, we will clean them without any further warnings. All tenants are liable for the cleaning and the cleaning bill is therefore divided between the tenants.

     

    Recommended cleaning products

    Recommended cleaning list

     

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    Vandalism

    Disciplinary action may be taken against students engaging in acts of vandalism. Therefore please read the house rules given to you on arrival carefully. 

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    Parties

    We do not accept parties in our accommodations. Please see our house rules for more information. This is a very serious matter that may result in disciplinary proceedings i.e. expulsion from the university and/or compensation claim.

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    Pets

    It is not allowed to keep pets in any of the rooms and apartments.

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    Arrival date

    You can arrive any day after the start of your agreement. We expect your arrival around the date stated in your application. Please inform us, if there is a big change in your arrival date. 

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    Keys

    To get the key for your accommodation the rent must be paid.  

    • The keys can be picked up on Monday to Friday within the office opening hours unless other agreements have been made with the staff, or your arrival is on the official welcoming days from the International office.
    • You will be requested to sign your tenancy agreement on your arrival. If you arrive on the official welcoming days.
    • If you arrive in the evening, it is your responsibility to find temporary accommodation. Please see below for short-term stays.
    • The rooms will be available from the 1st of the month by noon. If the 1st is at the weekend or on a public holiday, the keys can be picked up on the first coming working day. 
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    Rental period

    The renting period is always 6 months, regardless of your departure date. The 6-month rule was laid down by the University to meet the requirement for accommodation.
    The periods are from 1st August to 1st February and 1st February to the 1st August.

    • This means that the tenancy agreement is closed for 6 months at the time, and cannot be resigned.
    • Paying for 6 months also means that the students have access to their rooms for the period paid - i.e. the 6 months. For the spring semester, this means from the 1st of February to the 1st of August and for the autumn semester from the 1st of August to the 1st of February. If nothing else is stated in the information sent to you by e-mail.
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    February intake

    For students arriving in the spring semester, the accommodation will not be available before the 1st of February. If the 1st is at the weekend, the keys can be picked the first coming working day. It is your responsibility to find temporary accommodation.

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    Living in Denmark

    There are many new things to deal with when going abroad, such as budget, weather, language, and much more.

    Study in Denmark

    WEATHER

    The Danish climate follows four distinct seasons, and the Danes love to talk about the weather, which changes considerably during the year.

    July is normally the warmest month, and February the coldest.

    Because of Denmark's Northern location in Europe, the length of the day varies greatly. The days are short during winter with sunrise around 8am and sunset around 3.30pm. In contrast, the days are beautifully long during summer with sunrise at 3.30am, and late sunsets around 10pm.

    A 'mean' is the average of a weather parameter over a given time span; usually 10 or 30 years.

    CURRENCY

    The currency in Denmark is called Danish Crowns (DKK). 
    1 Danish Crown equals 100 “Ører” (the Danish cent/penny). 
    1 Danish Crown is approx. EUR 0,13

     

    RECYCLING BOTTLES

    Each time you buy bottled drinks, you pay a small deposit for the container (1 DKK). When you reeturn the empty container to the supermakret, you get the deposit back. 

    This applies to both plastic and glass bottles as well as cans, but not wine bottles. Look for the recycling stickers: 

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    Ordinary mail

    In some collegiums you will find your name on the mailbox on arrival. In other accommodations you must put your name on the mailbox in order to receive mail. It is important to have your name on the mailbox for you to receive mails from the commune e.g. CPR registration etc.

Contact

Do you have questions concerning  applications, prepaid deposit or questions regarding rent payments, rent increases and AAU contracts?

We are ready to help you.
 

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