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Housing for exchange students

University College Copenhagen (Københavns Professionshøjskole (KP)) assists enrolled exchange students in finding furnished housing during their stay at KP. ​We will strongly recommend you to get familiar with the conditions for finding housing as a student in Copenhagen greater area. 

Please find relevant and important information on Studyindenmark.dk  and in addition you can find information on international.kk.dk

Remember to look for furnished housing for your exchange. Usually student residences are not furnished, if not offered by KP housing service. Private accommodations are usually furnished.

Be careful when searching for housing on your own

WARNING: Please be very careful if you search for housing on different housing portals on the internet. Unfortunately, we experience almost every semester some students being the victim of fraud, where they are cheated when paying in advance. Either the address does not exist or the family living there has nothing to do with the rent offer.

So be careful and do not pay in advance.

Housing offers at University College Copenhagen (former Metropolitan University College)

University College Copenhagen offers a housing service facilitating rooms at student residences and private accommodations located in the Greater Copenhagen.

Application 2018
Application for Housing service will open on November 15th 2018. Please read instructions below on ”How to apply" before filling out the application.

Fill out the application here

Spring applications 2019
For information on how to apply and housing offers spring 2019, please read the following guide:

New KP/Copenhagen University College Housing service from Spring applications 2019

KP offers to facilitate contact to a limited number of single or a few double rooms in private homes, through private landlords and at student residences.

As a government-financed university college, we have not permission to run our own student residences or spend government funds to facilitate student housing, and we are obliged to charge a housing fee of 1.200 DKK from each exchange student for the administration costs of this service.

As we have a limited number of housing options we can refer to, we only accept applications for our housing services from exchange students who have received their acceptance letter from KP and who have paid the housing fee.

If you are a full degree student (Global Nutrition and Health), you are not eligible to apply for accommodation through KP.

Semester rent only
Housing is primarily offered on a full semester basis. Only a very limited number of private housing is available for shorter rent periods.

Normally full semester rent will be charged, independent on actual period of stay within the semester. Still a semester rent will be an economically viable solution in most cases.

When you apply for exchange at KP you can indicate in the application form, that you want to use our housing services at KP.

For the spring semester, housing application form opens on November 15th and for the autumn semester, housing application form opens on May 15th.

Find out more about student residences, private accommodation and short-term accommodation.

  • Student residences

  • Location and transport

    The student residences and most private rooms are located in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Housing can be located up to 40 km from the City Centre of Copenhagen.

    Depending on your place of study or placement of internship, you can expect a daily commute of up to one hour each way and public transportation costs between 400 DKK up to 1.500 DKK per month, dependent on distance.

    Many Danish students prefer to save money by cycling. A used bike costs from approx. 500 DKK.

    Car parking is very expensive in Copenhagen, and only possible at a few of the housing locations.

  • Types of housing offered

    Usually we can accommodate all applicants in furnished rooms at student residences, private property owners or in private housings of students or families.

    Please notice that all rooms are non-smoking rooms and no dogs or other pets allowed.

    Please notice that some student residences are available for both single and double occupants. The semester rent for a single room will be higher than for a double room.

    You can be offered a double occupation / shared room dependant on availability. If you want to share housing or stay at the same residence with a fellow student, you can specify this in the application form.

    We will try our best to accommodate your priorities. Due to the limited number of housing options, we though cannot guarantee to meet your requests.

    When applying through our website, you will be offered a room at one of the options in our range of student residences. The price range for a room is: 18.600 DKK – 33.600 DKK per semester, and depends on whether you apply for a double room (two tenants pr. room) or a single room (one tenant pr. room).

    Håndværker-skolehjemmet

    See the desciption of the Håndværker-skolehjemmet residence

    Backersvej

    See the description of the Backersvej student residence

    Nørrebrogade 18A

    See description of the residence

  • Rental period and rate

    University College Copenhagen facilitates contact between specific landlords of student residences and incoming exchange students. This means that all rental contracts will be concluded directly between the exchange student and the respective landlord.

    Rooms at the student residences can be rented for full semester payments only.

    According to Danish law and regulations, University College Copenhagen is not allowed to use government financing for our education programs on leasing accommodation for exchange students. As a result, we have to charge full semester rent for all rental periods. This means that you are able to live in the residence for a shorter period of time, but that you will still have to pay for the entire semester.

    Rooms are available in the spring semester from earliest beginning or mid of February to June and in the autumn semester from August to latest end of January.

    Specific dates depend on when we can have the rooms inspected, cleaned and ready for you. This will be specified in the housing offer you will receive, upon submitting the electronic housing application form.

    Semester rent rate: 18.600 DKK – 33.600 DKK per student per semester – depending on the student residence.

     

  • Accommodation for a shorter period

  • Generator Hostel

    If you are looking for accommodation for a shorter period of time or just a few days, University College Copenhagen can recommend that you search for hostels in the Copenhagen area as this is usually the cheapest form of accommodation.

    Metropolitan University College has an agreement with Generator Hostel on discounted rates for stays at their hostels. The deal is a 15% discount on the lowest daily price for the different room categories.

    Book your stay at Generator Hostels home page: www.generatorhostels.com. Follow these steps to get the special rate on your booking:

    • Click on ‘Corporate Login’.
    • In the Corporate ID field write: PHM
    • In the Password field write: PHM2016

    Generator Hostel is situated very central in Copenhagen centre. ​

When you have received your acceptance letter from University College Copenhagen, and you have indicated that you would like our help to find housing, you can continue with the following steps, according to instructions:

  • Step 1: Prepare
    When you apply, you must have received your acceptance letter, and have your electronic copy of the housing fee receipt and the name of your insurance company and relevant policy numbers ready. 
     
    Please note that all international exchange students applying for housing are required to obtain insurance. The insurance should cover personal property, more specifically home and contents, burglary, theft and loss, during your exchange in Denmark. Therefore, applications not including information on policy numbers and insurance company are not eligible for receiving a housing offer.

    UCC does not offer any insurance. Insurance is typically handled through your regular insurance company in your home country.

    For help regarding insurance, contact the international coordinator from your home institution, or ask some students who have been on exchange, how they handled the insurance issue.
     
  • Step 2: Transfer the housing fee

    Transfer the housing fee of DKK 1.200 to University College Copenhagen.

    The housing fee covers the administrative costs of finding and offering housing to you.

    Include the reference: “INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT HOUSING FEE”, as well as [YOUR NAME] and transfer to:

    Bank: Danske Bank, Holmens Kanal 2-12, 1092 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    Reg. no.: 0216 Account no.: 4069152775

    SWIFT-BIC: DABADKKK

    IBAN: DK6802164069152775

    Account holder: Københavns Professionshøjskole

    Address: Tagensvej 18, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.


    A copy of the confirmation of the transfer of the housing fee must be uploaded in the housing application process.

  • Step 3: Fill out the housing application form

    Just before the housing application opens, you will receive an email with the acceptance letter, and information on the housing application procedure with a link to the housing application.

    Please follow the link, to the application form for housing.

    Please fill in all the mandatory fields in the housing application form. Then submit the application.

    Due to shortage of housing options, please send your application as soon as the application procedure opens.

    When we have received sufficient applications for the available housing options, the housing application form will close and a waiting list will open instead.

    Waiting list only gives access to a very limited number of possible cancellations. On the waiting list you will only be contacted in case of a vacancy. So students on the waiting list must go ahead with finding housing on their own.

     

  • Step 4: Accept the housing offer

    Wait for us to process your application, and thereafter you will receive one housing offer. You can expect to receive the housing offer approximately two weeks after you have applied. Please notice you will only receive one housing offer!

    If you decline your housing offer, the International Department cannot assist you further with housing during your stay. If we are not able to provide you with the one housing offer, in case of no more vacancies, your housing fee will be returned to you.

    Please notice that an accepted housing offer is binding and irrevocable, and the full semester rent (and deposit) has to be paid in advance of your arrival.

  • Step 5: Await contact

    After you have accepted your housing offer, you will be contacted by your respective landlord. Here you will be further informed about key pickup, rent contract, payment dates and methods and what date you can move in. As well as other practical issues are handled directly with the landlord. 

  • Step 6: Payment

    Applicants must pay their fees and housing rent invoices through online banking or at a bank or post office. Applicants are responsible for any transfer and exchange costs.

    Fees and rent must be paid and received in Danish Kroner (DKK). If fees and rent are transferred in Euro, the amount must cover all bank fees, transfer and exchange costs. Lacking payments up to the received payment in Danish Kroner (DKK) at UCC, will be charged to the applicant, and housing can’t be occupied before full payment has been made. Full semester payments must be paid in advance of your arrival and on time, as instructed by your landlord. A deposit can also be charged up front. Please notice that you are liable for paying rent the whole duration of your semester lease, even if you arrive later or move out earlier during the semester.

    Please note that rent contracts are non-terminable and housing rent is non-refundable.

    If you have any questions regarding the housing application, please send an e-mail to accommodation@phmetropol.dk

Renting a room to exchange students

Do you live in the Copenhagen area and would you like to rent out a room to an exchange student for a couple of months? If you are interested in this please fill out this form.