Rent Directly from a Private Landlady/lord
The International Office places all housing offers we receive on a list. You apply for access to the list by ticking off housing in your online application and write “private housing” in the special requests field. The International Office will then send you the current list when you have been admitted to study at the University of Copenhagen. You can get updated versions by e-mailing email@example.com if needed. When you have come to an agreement with a landlord/landlady, you e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address of your landlord/landlady (for our information only).
Please note that the University of Copenhagen’s involvement in private offers is limited to placing the housing offer on the list. It is up to you to assess the offer. The International Office recommends that you see the place before accepting. Rent will often be paid monthly and there will be a deposit of one month's rent, but terms can vary depending on the offer.
The concept of host family is not well known in Denmark and you should expect private landlady/landlords to simply rent out a room. You should not expect them to be cooking for you or include you in family activities.
You can also use our Finding Housing on Your Own site.