Accommodation in Denmark

Accommodation in Denmark

Accommodation in Denmark
Bishal Rana

You should always look for accommodation months before you arrive, as it can be challenging to find suitable accommodation just before the semester begins. So gathering information through your institutions about housing as soon as you have been accepted into a study program is essential.

Most students in Denmark live in off-campus student halls of residence, as it is usually straightforward to commute into Danish city centres. If the idea of student halls does not appeal to you, you can rent a room from an independent landlord or through a broker or an estate agent. You will have various options to find suitable accommodation for you.

Student halls of residence

Especially during your first year, living in student halls is a great way to make friends, and it will also help you to settle into the new environment. 

It is also the cheapest option among all the accommodation options in Denmark. An estimate of the cost of living in halls will be around 240 to 460 EUR per month, but this does not include catering, cleaning, and laundry services. 

Students should apply for a room through ‘The Student or Youth Accommodation Office Copenhagen (KKIK) or the ‘Central Nomination Committee (CIU). To qualify for this accommodation, you must stay in Denmark for at least two semesters.

University-owned student accommodation

Many universities own housing that is rented to their students. You can only apply for this accommodation after getting your university acceptance letter. 

Most institutes have an Accommodation Office where you can submit your applications and resolve any queries. As not all universities can provide all students with a place with their university-owned accommodation, it is better to search and apply for such accommodation as soon as you get accepted by the university.

Privately rented room in a house/flat

The cost of privately rented rooms or flats varies greatly depending on location, size, and quality. Renting accommodation independently will always be more expensive, costing you around 270-600 EUR per month in Denmark.

 However, if you share a flat with a roommate, you can split all the expenses, which will be much more helpful and straightforward. Houses and flats in Danish cities are exceptionally pricey. A room in central Copenhagen might cost you between 670 and 1350 EURO per month. 

It is often a good idea to search the suburbs of a city for living where you can find accommodations that fit within your budget, and commuting into the central part of the city is also relatively easy.

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