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BSc students: Accomodation guaranteed

International students in the BSc programme in General Engineering—who have not previously had permanent residency in Denmark—are guaranteed a place to live in either a hall of residence or a student house on DTU Lyngby Campus or in the immediate area.

When you have been accepted to DTU, we will send you an application form via email. Please note, that although you are guaranteed accommodation, you still need to apply before the application deadline in early August. 

MSc students: Accommodation NOT guaranteed

If you have applied to DTU within 15 January (non-EU/EEA citizens) or 1 March (EU/EEA citizens), you can apply for accommodation through the Accommodation Office, where they will help you to the extent that accommodation is available.

Download accommodation form

Exchange students: Accommodation NOT guaranteed

Please note that DTU is NOT able to guarantee accommodation for exchange students. However, we do our utmost to find accommodation for all students who apply within the deadlines.

How to apply for housing

You cannot apply to DTU for accommodation without your DTU student number. This is sent to you a few days after you have received your acceptance letter from DTU. I.e. you cannot apply for accommodation until you are an admitted student. After having received your DTU student number and your DTU login you can download the accommodation form which must be completed type-written and returned by email to the Accommodation Office:  

Deadline for applying for accommodation is before

  • 15 May for the autumn semester
  • 15 November for the spring semester

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 after the deadlines might not be processed.

Download accommodation form 

You can also apply for accommodation via PKS, who manages the halls of residence (kollegium) close to DTU and may provide leases of more than one year.

However, please be aware that PKS rooms are oversubscribed and that there may be a considerable waiting-list.

PKS homepage (note that you have to choose language at the bottom of the PKS home page)

Finding accommodation on your own

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

Useful tips

  • Most rooms in the greater metropolitan area cost between DKK 3,000 and 6,000 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).
  • Please note that only students who are here for two semesters can apply directly to the kollegium.


Please note that it is important that you take out House Contents Insurance. 

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 1,500 (non-refundable) plus a deposit (refundable after moving out/room check) as well as the first month’s rent.

Also you will have to pay DKK 750 for the purchase of a linen bag(duvet, pillow, sheets, cover, towels). 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 consists of deposit(refundable) DKK 5,000 + accommodation fee (non-refundable) DKK 1,500 + purchase of linenbag(non-refundable) DKK 750.
  • DTU’s offer of accommodation is made only once. You can decline it by sending an email to 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. 

Rental period

The rental period is a set period and can’t be changed or shortened. This applies even if you move in later than the start date or move out before the end date of the agreement.

If you get a contract for two semesters, please note: even though the rental agreement is binding for the full period stated in your contract, the Accommodation Office may be able to accept a cancellation for the 2nd semester accommodation. If you wish to request a cancellation, please inform us before May 1st 2018, and we will do our best to find another student to take over the lease of your accommodation.

You will probably have paid a deposit when moving into the house or apartment. You will be reimbursed the deposit minus any possible expenses spent on the apartment or house, so please leave the premises in the same condition as when you moved in—otherwise your landlord will not refund your full deposit.

If your electricity and heating is not included in the monthy rent, please remember to read your meters before you move and inform your electricity and heating provider as any surplus of utilities will be reimbursed.

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