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Housing for exchange students

University College Copenhagen (KP) assists enrolled exchange students in finding furnished housing during their stay at KP. ​We will strongly recommend you to get familiar with the conditions for finding housing as a student in Copenhagen greater area.

Please find relevant and important information on Studyindenmark.dk and in addition you can find information on international.kk.dk

Remember to look for furnished housing for your exchange. Usually student residences are not furnished, if not offered by KP housing service. Private accommodations are usually furnished.

Be careful when searching for housing on your own.

WARNING: Please be very careful if you search for housing on different housing portals on the internet. Unfortunately, we experience almost every semester some students being the victim of fraud, where they are cheated when paying in advance. Either the address does not exist or the family living there has nothing to do with the rent offer.

So be careful and do not pay in advance.

Housing offers at KP

KP offers a housing service facilitating rooms at student residences and private accommodations located in the Greater Copenhagen.

KP offers to facilitate contact to a limited number of single or a few double rooms in private homes, through private landlords and at student residences.

As we have a limited number of housing options we can refer to, we only accept applications for our housing services from exchange students who have received their acceptance letter from KP.

Semester rent only

Housing is primarily offered on a full semester basis. Only a very limited number of private housing is available for shorter rent periods.

Normally full semester rent will be charged, independent on actual period of stay within the semester. Still a semester rent will be an economically viable solution in most cases.

When you apply for exchange at KP you can indicate in the application form, that you want to use our housing services at KP.

For the spring semester, housing application form opens on November 15th and for the autumn semester, housing application form opens on May 15th.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the housing application, please send an e-mail to housing@kp.dk

When you apply, you must have received your acceptance letter.

Please note that all international exchange students are required to obtain insurance before arrival. For further information, please carefully study our page about insurance.

KP does not offer any insurance. Insurance is typically handled through your regular insurance company in your home country.
For help regarding insurance, contact the international coordinator from your home institution, or ask some students who have been on exchange, how they handled the insurance issue.

Just before the housing application opens, you will receive an email with the acceptance letter and information on the housing application procedure with a link to the housing application.

  • Please follow the link, to the application form for housing.
  • Please fill in all the mandatory fields in the housing application form.
  • Then submit the application.

Due to shortage of housing options, please send your application as soon as the application procedure opens.

Wait for us to process your application. If we have a housing offer for you, you can expect to receive the housing offer approximately two weeks after you have applied.
Please notice that due to a limited number of housing opportunities, we cannot guarantee you to be accommodated via KP’s housing service.
However, we do our utmost to provide you with a housing offer

Please notice that an accepted housing offer is binding and irrevocable, and the full semester rent (and deposit) has to be paid in advance of your arrival.

After you have accepted your housing offer, you will be contacted by your respective landlord. Here you will be further informed about key pickup, rent contract, payment dates and methods and what date you can move in. As well as other practical issues are handled directly with the landlord.

Applicants must pay their housing rent invoices through online banking or at a bank or post office. Applicants are responsible for any transfer and exchange costs.

Rent must be paid and received in Danish Kroner (DKK). If rent are transferred in Euro, the amount must cover all bank fees, transfer and exchange costs. Lacking payments up to the received payment in Danish Kroner (DKK) at KP, will be charged to the applicant, and housing can’t be occupied before full payment has been made. Full semester payments must be paid in advance of your arrival and on time, as instructed by your landlord. A deposit can also be charged up front. Please notice that you are liable for paying rent the whole duration of your semester lease, even if you arrive later or move out earlier during the semester.

Please note that rent contracts are non-terminable and housing rent is non-refundable.

Renting a room to exchange students

Do you live in the Copenhagen area and would you like to rent out a room to an exchange student for a couple of months? If you are interested in this please write to housing@kp.dk