As you will soon prepare for your studies at Roskilde University, we encourage you to find a room before your arrival. 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 professor 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!
Links to tips and tricks on how to find accommodation
Check out our brochure "Getting Started" for tips and tricks on how to find accommodation.
You can find a lot of useful information in the "International Students' Survival Guide to life in Denmark" – also on how to find accommodation.
Are you eligible to receive Student Grant (SU)?
If you are not a Danish citizen, you must fulfil specific conditions in order to be entitled to Student Grant (SU).
Read about SU at the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
NOTE: If you are entitled to SU, you will only receive SU during the master’s programme. If you are admitted to prerequisite studies, you are not entitled to receive SU for the duration of the prerequisite studies.
Public Transportation Discount
If you are a student at a master’s programme, you can apply for a public transportation pass known as an "Ungdomskort".
NOTE: You are only able to get the discount during your master’s programme. If you are admitted to prerequisite studies, you will not be able to obtain the public transportation discount for the duration of the prerequisite studies.
Handbook for New International Students
Read the handbook “Getting Started” with information for new international students. It offers a lot of hands-on information regarding student life at RUC and your stay in Denmark, for example, what to do before your stay in Denmark and what to do upon arrival and much more.
The Buddy Programme is a face-to-face introduction to Denmark facilitated by current students at Roskilde University. You get an informal introduction to student life at the University. The Buddy Programme will also host common social events for all international and local buddies throughout the semester.
Register before semester start. We will pair you with a local buddy in a small buddy group. You will have a friend from day one. Somebody who won't only help you around campus, but also somebody to go for dinner, lunch, parties and all sort of things with. Also, many fun activities will be arranged by Roskilde University exclusively for the Buddy Programme.
Read more and sign up for the Buddy Programme
While most Danes speak English quite well, learning Danish while studying in Denmark will benefit you at your study place, in your social life and in terms of finding a job in Denmark.
There are different options for Danish language courses depending on where you live, so if you want to learn more about different options, read more about the options in your local municipality (kommune).