Start looking for accommodation well in advance of your arrival in Copenhagen

It can be difficult to find a place to live in Copenhagen, especially around study start in August/September.  We therefore recommend that you start to look for a place to live early on and register yourself on student accommodation waiting lists in the spring when you have submitted your application for admission

When searching for accommodation, we advise that you keep an open mind and consider different options, and also look for accommodation outside the city centre.

There are different options of housing available. Listed below are the main types of accommodation available to students in Copenhagen:

Halls of Residence

A room often with your own bathroom and a kitchen shared with about 10 other students. This type of accommodation might be preferable for you as an international student because of the social environment - it is a good way of meeting other students.
The Student- and Youth Accommodation Office (KKIK) administers application procedures for 18 different halls of residence in Copenhagen. 
Each year in August KKIK has a special waiting list especially for students in urgent need of housing.

Student apartment / Private housing

You may prefer living in a private student apartment or sharing accommodation with another student or landlord.
On you can register yourself on a waiting list for rented student/youth apartments, as well as search for a room with a private landlord. 

Other housing sites: 

The monthly rent for student accommodation usually ranges between DKK 2500 and 4500, depending on the type of accommodation.
For all types of accommodation you will normally be required to pay a deposit of approx. 3 months’ rent in advance.
Always make sure to read your tenancy agreement carefully before signing it.

On the Danish portal for international students you will find an extensive guide for international students, which includes information on housing, living expenses and much more.