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Housing options AU Housing

AU Housing has access to about 600 rooms in different dorms and shared facilities houses. On-campus accommodation is uncommon in Denmark and therefore students and staff live outside campus and commute to/from campus. Most of the rooms allocated via AU Housing are located within 30 minutes travel from campus. Below you find information about the different options. AU doesn't own housing facilities/dorms but cooperates with a large number of housing organisations and different landlords. Tenants recieving a housing offer through AU Housing will recieve a leasing contract from the landlord (not from AU) and the conditions will differ from place to place, but will clearly be described in the contract.

When you apply for housing through AU, it is unfortunately NOT possible to apply for a specific dorm/shared house or a specific location. At your housing application you can instead prioritize your preferred type of housing and/or inform us about specific needs. The lists below can not be seen as lists of dorms/shared houses to choose among, but you can use the lists when you receive a housing offer to know more about the lease, before you decide whether or not you want to accept the housing offer.

Be aware that AU Housing offers housing for a maximum of 12 months (12 months can't be guaranteed and depends on availability at the given time.) Do you need housing for longer than 12 months you are expected to search for new housing options yourself.

Postdoc's and other staff members can't be accommodated in student dorms. Therefore go directly to your housing options here.

Apply for housing

The housing application procedures are different for different target groups. Choose the category relevant for you:


PhD student


Herning, Emdrup, Aarhus or somewhere else?

Aarhus University has locations all over Denmark. Therefore you should check carefully, where your place of study or work is located.

On campus or off campus?

Living at campus is not an option
In Aarhus dorms are NOT located at campus and you will therefore have to commute to/from your home every day. Most Danish students bike, but you can of course also walk or take the bus. Most dorms are located so you need a maximum of 30 minutes transport to/from campus. You can use www.journeyplanner.dk to find your way. Many international students are used to live on or near campus in their home country and will find it uncomfortable to travel to/from campus every day. However, public transportation in Aarhus is fast and efficient and you will get used to it within the first weeks.  

Student or staff?

In dorms you MUST be a student and twice per year the dorms conduct a student activity control (check that you register for and pass your exams.)

Staff members (postdocs and guest researchers) are not students and therefore not eligible for dorms. However, the IC Dorm, the Vennelyst and the Teknolog dorms accept staff members.