Apply for Accommodation

Apply for accommodation in Aarhus via AU Housing

Before starting your housing application please make sure to read who is eligible for accommodation via AU Housing, as well as the full Terms and Conditions for the AU Housing service.

You need to have (access to) a credit card to be able to make a reservation via AU Housing. If you don't have (access to) a credit card, you should not send in an application to AU Housing but instead look for other options at the housing market.

A booking fee of 500 DKK will be charged when accepting a housing offer from AU housing.  

If you are eligible to apply for housing via AU Housing, then we advise you to read the step-by-step guide below. 

Do you need housing in Aarhus, Herning or Emdrup? Check the location of your place of study/work carefully, and write the preferred location on your housing application form.

For us to better help you, we request that you fill out/submit the housing application a minimum of two months before you wish your lease to start.

Create a self-service account

  1. Before you can start filling out any forms you need to create a self-service account via It is important that you remember/save your login information as you will need to access your self-service account regularly.
    Do you need more help to set up a self-service account? Find a detailed guide here.

Housing application form

  1. After creating a self-service account, you can log into your account and click the link called 'PhD, visiting PhD, guest students', which is listed under 'Applications>Housing application forms' 
  2. You can now start filling out the housing application form with all the necessary details. Remember to press the 'save' button on each page as you fill out the form.
    Do you need more help filling out the housing application form? Find a detailed guide here.
  3. The last step of the application process titled 'Contact person at Aarhus University' is particularly important for you to be aware of. Here you will be required to provide a confirmation of your affiliation to AU. Fill in the contact information of your contact person, supervisor or another AU employee, who can confirm your affiliation. Press the 'submit request' button in order to ask your contact person to confirm your affiliation. 
  4. An email will automatically be sent to the contact person/supervisor you have listed asking them to confirm your affiliation.
  5. As you will have to wait for a response from the person in question, you can safely exit your housing application, which is automatically saved after you have pressed the 'submit request' button. You are not able to submit your housing application before your contact person has confirmed your affiliation to AU. It is therefore your responsibility to follow up with your listed contact person if they have not confirmed your affiliation after some time.
  6. You will receive an email when your contact person has confirmed your affiliation to AU.
  7. You can now log into, re-open your saved housing application and submit it. 

Housing offer

  1. If AU Housing is able to find a room for you, you will receive a housing offer by email.
  2. Through this email you will gain access to the Housing reservation system, where you need to either confirm or decline your housing offer within 2 days of receiving the email. It is therefore very important for you to regularly check your email.
  3. If you want to confirm your housing offer, press the 'confirm' button.


  1. When you have pressed the 'confirm' button, you will be directed to the payment page, where you will be asked to pay the first month's rent with a credit card. For your information, a security deposit will be charged later on together with the second month's rent. Additionally, it is important to remember, for future payments, that it is only possible to pay your rent through our online payment system using a credit card.
  2. When you have paid the first month's rent you will receive a receipt of your payment. Please notice that your housing reservation is not valid before you have paid the first month's rent and received a receipt. 
  3. Make sure that you have read the full Terms and Conditions of the AU housing service, which includes relevant information, such as the cancellation policy.

Contract & Key

After arrival in Aarhus, you can collect your key and sign your contract at the International Centre, Dale T. Mortensen Building, Høegh Guldbergs Gade 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C on weekdays between 10am and 2pm.

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Detailed guides

Below you can find detailed guides that can help you if you get stuck in the process of creating a self-service account or filling out the housing application form.