Examples of housing options

We offer dormitories and apartments for students and staff separately.

Dormitories

The Housing Foundation has dormitories in different areas of Copenhagen. Living in a dormitory is a great way to meet and socialize with people from different countries.  In Denmark, dormitories tend to be large buildings organized into hallways/apartments and only students or university staff live there. Tenants typically rent a bedroom and share a kitchen and bathrooms with their flatmates or hallway neighbours. Some dorms also offer private studio rooms with integrated bathrooms and kitchenettes. Facilities vary a great deal from dorm to dorm.

 See our dormitories for students and for staff.

The following diagrams show examples of the room types in our dorms (actual layout and facilities may vary).

Room with private kitchen and bath

Room with private bath and shared kitchen

Room with shared kitchen and bath

Apartments

Private Apartments

The Housing Foundation offers a variety of private apartments. When renting these, you get your own apartment with bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and often also a living room. These are usually located in residential buildings on quiet residential streets. Several private apartments are available for sharing with a partner. 

See our private apartments for students or staff.

The following diagram shows an example of the apartment type (actual layout and facilities may vary). 

Shared Apartments

The Housing Foundation offers a variety of shared apartments. With these, you rent a bedroom and share a kitchen, bathroom, and also often a living room with other Housing Foundation tenants. A shared apartment is a good option if you would like to live with your peers but not live in a dormitory.

 See our shared apartments for students or staff.

The following diagram shows an example of the apartment type (actual layout and facilities may vary).

Family Apartments (for staff only)

The Housing Foundation offers only few housing for staff arriving with children. When renting these, you get your own apartment with several bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and living room. 

See our family apartments for staff.

Please note: It is not possible to stay with children in any of our dormitories or in a shared apartment. Housing options appropriate for staff with children will be marked as ‘Family’ in our booking system.

Room types

Within our dorms and shared apartments, we offer several different room types

Single rooms

For one person only. With a single room, you get your own private space, meaning you either have an entire studio apartment to yourself or you have a room of your own in a shared apartment. This does not mean you live in isolation, as dorms often offer common rooms for socializing with friends and neighbours. Also, while some single rooms have a private bathroom and a kitchenette, others require you to share a kitchen and bathroom with other tenants.

The following diagram shows an example of the room type (actual layout and facilities may vary).

Shared rooms (A and B)

NB: we do not offer shared rooms for the fall 2021 due to covid-19

With a shared room, you book half of a room that you will share with another Housing Foundation tenant, who has the same gender as you. This means there are two beds in the same bedroom without any door between them. A shared room is divided into two halves: the A-half and the B-half. You can rent one of these. Each roommate books their half individually from the other one, and we make a contract with each occupant. When booking half of a shared room, you are responsible for your part (A or B) of the room and the common area. You are not allowed to use your roommate’s bed when they are away, since you only have a contract and payed for your half of the room.

The following diagram shows an example of the room type (actual layout and facilities may vary).

2-person rooms

A 2-person room is designed for you to live together with another person. This other person must be a very close friend or a partner, due to Danish registration rules. There is only one contract holder, and this contract holder is the only person legally responsible for maintenance, paying rent, etc. Please be aware that you and the second person must both sign a Household Application form in order to live together and be eligible for Danish CPR numbers.

The following diagram shows an example of the room type (actual layout and facilities may vary).