Finding housing – University of Copenhagen

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Finding housing

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). 

Useful translations

Leje-lejligheder = apartments for rent
Værelser = rooms
Bofællesskab = shared housing (houses, apartments)
Ejerlejlighed = condominium
Andelsbolig = cooperative
Hus = house

Dormitories

See list of dormitories in Copenhagen

Bed and Breakfast / short-term stay

See list places that offer short-term stay in Copenhagen

Couch surfing / very short-term stay

See list of websites that offer couch surfing style free accommodation