You should always start looking for accommodation months before you arrive, as it can be very difficult to find the right accommodation just before the semester begins. So gathering information through your institutions about housing as soon as you have been accepted into a study program is important.
Most students in Denmark live in off-campus student halls of residence, as it is usually very easy to commute into Danish city centers. If the idea of student halls does not appeal to you, then you can choose to rent a room from an independent landlord or through a broker or an estate agent. You will have various options to choose from to find suitable accommodation for you.
Student halls of residence
Especially during your first year, living in student halls is a great way to make friends and it will also help you to settle in the new environment. It is also the cheapest option among all the accommodation options an estimate of the cost of living in halls will be around 240 to 460 EUR per month but this does not include catering, cleaning, and laundry services. Students should apply for a room through either ‘Student or Youth Accommodation Office Copenhagen’ (KKIK) or the ‘Central Nomination Committee’ (CIU). In order to qualify for this accommodation, you need to be staying in Denmark for a minimum of two semesters.
University-owned student accommodation
Many universities own housing that is rented to their students. You can only apply for this accommodation after you get your acceptance letter from the university. Most institutes have an Accommodation Office where you can submit your applications and resolve any queries. As not all universities are able to provide all students a place with their university-owned accommodation so it is better to search and apply for such accommodation as soon as you get accepted by the university.
Privately rented room in a house/apartment
The cost of privately rented rooms or apartments varies greatly depending on location, size, and quality. Renting accommodation independently will always be more expensive which will cost you around 270-600 EUR per month in Denmark. However, if you share an apartment with a roommate you can split all the expenses which will be much more helpful and easier. Houses and apartments in Danish cities are especially pricey, a room in central Copenhagen might cost you between 670 to 1350 EUR per month. It is often a good idea to search the suburbs of a city for living where you can find accommodations that fit within your budget and commuting into the central part of the city is also quite easy.