Housing for exchange students

KP / University College Copenhagen 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  and in addition you can find information on

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.

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 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.

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.

  • 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 approximately 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. Visitors staying overnight are not allowed without the clear permission from the landlord. Some landlords can offer accommodation for short term visitors, family members etc. on availability.

    Please notice that some student residences are available for both single and double occupants. 

    You can be offered a double occupation / shared room dependent 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 you have received your acceptance letter from KP / 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 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.

    KP / 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: 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.

  • Step 3: Accept the housing offer

    Wait for us to process your application. If we have a housing offer for you, you can expect to receive the housing offer approximately two weeks after you have applied.
    Please notice that due to a limited number of housing opportunities, we cannot guarantee you to be accommodated via KP’s housing service. 
    However, we do our utmost to provide you with a housing offer.

    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 4: 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 5: Payment

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

    Rent must be paid and received in Danish Kroner (DKK). If 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


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.