Finding accommodation for students in Denmark is generally quite challenging. Danish students usually live in private or rented flats, rooms or in dorms or residence halls (called ‘kollegium’ in Danish).
In Denmark, it is common to pay a deposit of the amount of approximately three months’ rent when you are making a mutual signed rental lease. You will get the deposit back upon moving out unless anything has been damaged. It is also common to have three months’ notice for terminating a lease agreement.
Apartments and rooms are usually rented out without furniture. However, you can apply specifically for rooms with furniture via different platforms – just note that there are significantly fewer furnished rentals and that they are more expensive. If you need to buy furniture, you can find cheaper furniture in local second-hand shops.
Due to the housing situation it is therefore essential that your accommodation has been secured before you arrive in Denmark.
Information about living costs and tips and tricks to search for accommodation in Denmark can be found in our guide 'Getting started' (pdf) and in the ‘International Students’ Survival Guide to life in Denmark’ (pdf).
Global network: Housing Anywhere
Roskilde University supports the global network Housing Anywhere, which is a peer-to-peer platform where people can rent out rooms to international students.
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As a student, intern, PhD candidate, researcher, or visiting professors of Roskilde University you are entitled to priority access to all accommodation available on HousingAnywhere.com. The platform allows you to choose from rooms listed by local students or verified landlords and securely book prior to your arrival.
For more information, check the local guide on living in Roskilde
Keep in mind: The housing market in Roskilde is very seasonal. So if you don’t find a room listed right away check back regularly.
Do you need more information or have a specific question? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be treated with priority.
Campus accommodation for exchange students
Accommodation in dormitories is in great demand. However, Roskilde University has secured a limited number of rooms for our exchange students on campus at three different dorms – ‘Korallen’, ‘Kolibrien’ and ‘Rockwool’. We know that the social aspect of living near campus is an important factor for a successful exchange stay for most students. We do not give guarantees but normally we are able to accommodate all exchange students who applied before the deadline for the spring semester – and most students for the autumn semester.
The dorms have kitchen and laundry facilities. The rooms are self-serviced and furnished with basic furniture and equipped with the most necessary kitchen utensils, as well as a pillow and duvet. However, you have to provide sheets and towels yourself. For the dorms on campus, you will need to put down a deposit of DKK 11000 when applying, and pay rent of DKK 3300-4100 per calendar month depending on the room/dorm.
You will receive an e-mail containing information on campus accommodation and application procedure when you are accepted as an exchange student at Roskilde University. You can expect to receive the information in June for autumn semester and in November for spring semester.