Accommodation for exchange students and MSc students

Accommodation

Accommodation for exchange students and MSc students.

Exchange students

Exchange students can apply for accommodation before 1 May for the autumn semester and before 1 November for the spring semester. Please note that we do not guarantee accommodation for exchange students. However, we do our utmost to find accommodation for all students who apply within the deadlines.

If you applied for exchange before 15 April for the autumn semester, but you received your acceptance letter after 1 May, your application for accommodation will still be considered as long as you apply as soon as possible upon receiving your student number.

MSc students

If you have applied for the MSc programme before the 1 March deadline—and have been admitted—you can apply for accommodation. Deadline for applying for accommodation is 1 May. 

At DTU, we guarantee to find accommodation for our international MSc students for a period of maximum 2 semesters. For the 3rd and 4th semester the MSc students have to find their own accommodation.

Types of rooms:
When and how to apply

Due to a difficult housing situation in Denmark and the fact that rooms are in short supply, we recommend that you also search for accommodation on your own.

First and foremost, do not apply for a room until you have received an acceptance letter from DTU’s Admissions Office.  

Accommodation forms

You cannot apply to DTU for accommodation without your CampusNet login number. After having received your CampusNet login you can download the accommodation form which must be completed type-written and returned by email to the International Accommodation Office: acco@adm.dtu.dk 

Please note that you need to install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the accommodation forms.  

It is essential that you return the application form as soon as possible after notification of admission, if you want DTU to help you find accommodation. Applications received later than 15 May for the autumn semester and 15 November for the spring semester might not be processed.

Contact
The International Accommodation Office: acco@adm.dtu.dk

Finding accommodation on your own

Accommodation

Halls of residence close to DTU

You can also apply for accommodation via PKS, who manage the halls of residence (kollegium) close to DTU and may provide leases of more than one year. However, be warned that PKS rooms are oversubscribed and there may be a considerable waiting-list. PKS cannot guarantee accommodation. Please note that the site is in Danish.

Useful tips
  • Most rooms in the greater metropolitan area cost between DKK 2,600 and 4,200 per month. When enquiring about a room, remember to ask if all utilities (electricity, heating and water) are included in the monthly rent.
  • Enquire about “house rules” to make sure that you and your landlord/landlady are on the same page. You should also make sure to get a signed housing contract which includes the rental period and the conditions of notice to terminate the lease.
  • International Affiars strongly recommends that you do not accept illegal rental agreements, for instance if the landlord/landlady asks you to pay more than stated in the contract or will not allow you to register the address at the civil registration office (Folkeregistret).
Useful internet sites

Please note that only students who are here for two semesters can apply directly to the kollegium.

Insurance

Please note that it is important that you take out House Contents Insurance. Please also read about health insurance here.

Rental agreement and deposit
If DTU finds you a place to live, you will receive a rental agreement by email. Once you have accepted the offer, you will receive a log-in and a password to our on-line payment system, as you are required to pay an accommodation fee of DKK 750 plus a deposit (which equals 1 months’ rent) as well as the first month’s rent. Details will be stated in the rental agreement.  

Please note that the accommodation fee is a non-refundable fee.

  • The rental agreement will specify the address, the dates of the lease, the monthly rent and the amount of the first payment (rent + deposit + accommodation fee).
  • DTU’s offer of accommodation is made only once. You can decline it by sending an email to acco@adm.dtu.dk. If you decline it, it will not be renewed and you will be responsible for finding your own accommodation.
  • DTU reserves the right to re-allocate your room should you fail to present yourself on the date specified on your accommodation form. If you arrive before the date specified in your lease, you must find your own accommodation until your lease comes into effect. 
Giving notice

A room is booked for the duration of the lease. If you have to move, one month's written notice must be submitted to the Accommodation Office. In case the room is in a private house, you need to inform both the landlord and the Accommodation Office. Please note that you must submit the notice in writing before the 1st of the month. If you submit your cancellation the 1st or later in the month, you have to pay for the following month—even though you will not be staying in your room. These terms are stipulated by the Danish Rent Act.