Since it can be extremely difficult to find accommodation in Copenhagen, foreign students are strongly advised to make own arrangements concerning accommodation before leaving for Denmark.
The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent entity which assists international students and researchers in finding accommodation in Copenhagen.
Newspapers and bulletin boards
Alternatively, when you arrive, pick up a copy of Universitetsavisen (The University Post), Den Blå Avis (The Blue Paper), and look under "Boliger" (places to live), "Til leje" (for rent), "Værelser" (rooms). A good idea is also to wander around the city and look at the bulletin boards in supermarkets, laundries and local culture centres (medborgerhuse).
Leje-lejligheder = apartments for rent
Værelser = rooms
Bofællesskab = shared housing (houses, apartments)
Ejerlejlighed = condominium
Andelsbolig = cooperative
Hus = house