Housing for Exchange Students
The housing department at the central International Office consists of two employees and has limited resources. Therefore, students who can apply for housing through the central International Office are limited to non-Nordic international students on exchange through an exchange programme, governmental scholars, and students in the COME programmes (first year).
The Faculty of Science has a separate housing service. If you are a student in the Faculty of Science, please refer to our information about Housing for Science Exchange Students.
Students from Nordic countries (excluding SCIENCE) must refer to our information about Housing for Nordic Exchange Students.
Housing Application and Housing Window
The housing section of the online application for admission will be closed for new applicants when we have received as many applications as we have available rooms in halls of residences and shared student apartments. We expect this to happen around early April for our autumn semester and mid November for our spring semester. These are not fixed dates. They vary depending on the number of applications we receive. You must therefore not regard the housing window stated in the online application form as a fixed deadline but only as a guideline. You must submit a Complete application including all supporting material for admission within the housing window to be eligible for housing.
Location and Travelling Times
As there is no on-campus housing at the University of Copenhagen and as the university buildings are located across the city, it is quite normal with travelling times of 35 minutes whether the fastest means of transportation is biking or public transportation.
It is difficult to get housing in the city centre. If you are going to study in the city centre, it is more expensive and difficult to find housing very close to your department. Very few Danish students live in the most central, expensive and sought after areas of Copenhagen.
It is important that you take out a House Contents Insurance. The insurance companies listed below will cover students on short term stays in Denmark. Please note that there may be a fee for policies under one year.
2100 København Ø
Tel.: (+45) 33 30 60 10
Tel.: (+45) 70 11 20 20
Types of Housing
Each place will differ in terms of location, cost, quality, facilities, etc. but generally the housing options fall into the following categories:
- Room living with a private landlord/landlady/family
- Apartment shared with other students rented directly from private landlord/landlady
- Single room in a hall of residence
- Single room in a shared student apartment
- Twin/en suite room in a shared student apartment