Finding housing while studying in Copenhagen

There are several universities to study at in Copenhagen. The biggest are University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School.

Start looking for housing months before you arrive

You should start to look for housing months before you arrive in Copenhagen. It can be very difficult to find accommodation when the semester begins. We strongly advise you to contact your Danish host institution for information about finding housing as soon as you have been accepted into a study programme.

Please be aware that it can be especially difficult to find accommodation in the bigger cities during August and September. We advise against travelling to Denmark at this time without reserving a room first.

Types of accommodation

Nyhavn AfternoonSome international students prefer to rent a room or a sub-let from a Danish student or landlord. Student halls of residence is also an option. Others rent an apartment or a house, which they share with friends. Whether you choose to live in a student residence, apartment or house you will have to cater for yourself. Cleaning and doing your laundry are also your own responsibility. Look for the mentioned types of accommodation.

Student halls of residence (‘kollegier’)

Student residences offer accommodation in a communal environment. This kind of living may be particularly suitable for international students who have just arrived and don’t know anyone yet. Besides, the rent for a room is generally cheaper than that of a private room. Find a students halls of residence in Denmark.

Another place to look is at  – look for lejebolig københavn.

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