AU Summer University offers housing services to international Summer University participants. We recommend you to apply via the AU Housing Office as soon as you have been accepted. You will receive information on how to apply in your admission letter.
The housing service means that we will do our best to provide affordable and convenient housing for all participants in which we have succeeded all previous years.
Below you will find information about the different types of accommodation and how to apply.
Aarhus University – like all Danish universities - does not own any student dorms or housing facilities. AU Housing has an agreement with the Central Student Housing organization and with private property owners, so we can offer these two types of accommodation in Aarhus:
The student dormitories are located throughout the city. All accommodation is located within easy accessible distances from the various educational institutions located in Aarhus (generally a maximum of 30-40 minutes by public transport). You should be prepared to spend some money on public transport travelling from your accommodation to your course location.
All rooms in student residences or shared facility houses are furnished with a bed, table, chair, lamp and closet or similar. All rooms have access to a kitchen and bathroom (most, but not all rooms have private bathrooms). Kitchens are equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. In case of a shared two-room apartment, your roommate will be a student of the same gender.
All locations have laundry facilities and internet access (you may need an internet cable and a router).
Please note that the student dormitories and shared facility houses do not offer any meal plan. Please also note that housing in student dormitories or shared facility houses is not hotel-quality accommodation.
Accommodation is available in the following fixed periods in 2021 (below are guide prices):
01 July – 25 July 3.650 DKK (app. 490 EUR)
01 July – 15 August 5.000 DKK (app. 670 EUR)
15 July – 15 August 3.650 DKK (app. 490 EUR)
The dates for the housing period are not directly connected with the duration of the course. The housing dates and prices are fixed, and can neither be shortened nor extended. You can move in and out when it suits you within the leasing period, but you will have to pay for the full period.
The payment must be made online with a bank payment card. Prices are excluding the payment fee charged by the debit/credit card issuer.
AU Housing generally tries to house students from the same course in the same accommodation. However, students enrolled in different courses might also be housed together in the same building, which gives you a great opportunity to meet international students from other disciplines as well as Danish students.
There are no standard combinations of specific courses and student accommodations. The housing of students of each course depends on the duration of the course and its number of participants.
Due to the very large number of students enrolled, it is impossible for us to take every specific request into account.
Steps to follow to apply for accommodation:
Step 1. In the letter of acceptance for the AU Summer University course, you will find a link to information about the housing application and payment system.
The deadline for applying for housing through AU Housing is 09 May 2021.
If you for some reason did not receive a link to the information about the housing application system and you wish to use our services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. When we have processed all housing applications, you will receive an e-mail with a housing offer or if we are not able to find you accommodation we will send you information about how you can arrange accommodation on your own.
Step 3. You accept your housing offer by making the payment. You must make the payment online with a bank payment card within 48 hours after you receive the housing offer. Paying is the only way to accept the accommodation. Upon payment, you will receive an online confirmation. If you do not make the payment within the deadline, the housing offer will be cancelled.
Key pick up and moving in is possible from 2 pm on the first leasing day or any day after during opening hours (10 am - 4 pm).
Moving out time and returning the key is at 9 am on the last leasing day at the latest.
Key pick up
If you have signed up for accommodation, you can collect your key and the leasing contract at the Summer University Help Desk at the International Centre on your day of arrival. Please note that your room will be available from 2 pm on the first day of the lease period.
Please let us know when you plan to pick up your key at the International Centre. If you are arriving on weekends or after opening hours, please book a hostel for the first nights or arrange with a housemate or friend to pick up your key.
Please send an e-mail with your arrival information to email@example.com.
Please note that there will be no possibilities of collecting the key before the lease period starts, nor any possibility of extending the lease period.
When you pick up your key and the leasing contract, you will receive a binder with practical information about your stay in Aarhus and information about how to get to your dormitory using public transport.
Handing in the keys
It is very important that you hand in your keys at departure, as we require the keys for the next student moving into the room.
Please leave your room and return the keys as instructed in your lease information from the housing office.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AU Summer University courses are held mainly at Campus Aarhus. However, some courses are placed outside Aarhus in cases where the content of the courses is related to a specific location or need of material or laboratory. Please look at the page of each course to see the venue of the course and how to book housing at the venue.
All previous years we have been able to provide housing for all Summer University students who applied for housing. However, we cannot guarantee that we are able to find accommodation for all participants. If we are not able to provide housing for all participants, we will let you know at an early stage and try to help you with alternative housing. If you are staying for a very short period of time, we recommend that you also check out options for finding short term accommodation on your own e.g Airbnb, hotels or hostels.
By accepting the housing offer provided by AU Housing I accept that:
Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding housing during AU Summer University. Please read them carefully before you accept your housing offer.
Blanket and pillow. Blanket, pillow, bed linen and a top mattress protector are all included in the price. It will be at your accommodation.
Internet. Internet is available and included in all rooms. In some residences the connection is wireless, and in others you will need a standard internet cable (please remember to bring it yourself as the internet cable is not provided by the dorm).
Arrival. Please inform the Summer University team about your expected time of arrival in Aarhus at email@example.com
Keys. The key to your room can be picked up at the International Centre.
Transport to residence. There is public transport to all residences. You can get information about bus schedules for your residence when you collect your key.
Furniture. Your room will be furnished with a single bed (90x200 cm), table, chair, and cupboard or bookcase.
Kitchen. You will find basic kitchenware, refrigerator, stove, and oven in the kitchens.
Overnight visitors. Overnight visitors are not allowed, and breach of this rule will cause your lease to be cancelled. If you are bringing your spouse, you will need to find other accommodation on your own.
Laundry. Some residences have a laundromat. You will receive information about laundry options for your residence in the folder you receive upon arrival.
Fixed housing dates. Why? The housing dates are fixed as it is not possible for AU Housing to rent on a daily/weekly basis due to the Danish rental legislation. Aarhus University does not own residences but mediates contact between international students and dorm owners. AU is aware of the inconvenience this legislation causes but we are not able to change this.
Address in Denmark. The address in your housing offer is your postal address in Denmark. If you want to receive mail/parcel, please remember to put your name on the mailbox.
Pets. No pets are allowed in any of the residences or shared facility houses.
I already applied for housing, when will I receive a housing offer?
If you have applied within the deadline, you can expect* to receive a housing offer in week 22 by email. If you receive a housing offer, you have 48 hours to pay/accept the housing offer. If you do not, the offer will automatically be cancelled. Therefore, it is very important that you check your email (including your spam filter) daily within this period.
*We will do our best to provide accommodation for all international participants. However, due to the high number of participants, we cannot guarantee accommodation for all summer university students. The housing service is furthermore only for international students.
What if I miss the deadline?
Should it not be possible for you to apply for housing before 15 May 2021, please contact AU Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my stay is cancelled due to Covid-19?
Should your Summer University 2021 stay be cancelled due to for instance travel restrictions because of Covid-19, we offer the option of cancelling your accommodation and get a refund up to 14 days before your lease starts.