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Housing Service

  • AU Summer University housing

AU Housing offers housing services to international students participating in AU Summer University. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee housing for all participants, but we will do our best to provide you with either a housing offer or information about alternative housing options.

Below you will find information about the different types of housing, housing periods and prices, how to apply, terms and conditions, FAQ etc. The website will continuously be updated with relevant information.

If you have any questions regarding the housing services, please contact AU Housing (housing@au.dk)

NB: You can apply for housing through AU Housing after being accepted for an AU Summer University course. 

Until then please find more information about housing below. 

Housing options

Aarhus University is not a residential university, which means that the university does not own any student dormitories or other housing facilities. However, AU Housing has agreements with different student housing organisations and private property owners throughout Aarhus, and we can therefore offer these types of housing:

  • Room in a student dormitory
  • Studio in a student dormitory*
  • Room in a shared house

*Please notice that studios have a higher price than the other housing types. You can request a studio, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be offered one.

You can read more about these types of housing as well as locations and facilities below. 

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NB: it is not possible to request a specific house or dormitory.

Student dormitories

The most common housing type is single corridor rooms with shared kitchen and shared or private bathroom. We also allocate shared two-room apartments, where you will be sharing a kitchen and bathroom with another Summer University student. In the case of a shared two-room apartment, your roommate will be a student of the same gender.

In addition to this, we can allocate some studios with private a kitchen and bathroom. 

In the student dormitories, you will stay with both Danish and international students. 

Shared houses

In a shared house you have your own bedroom and access to common areas such as a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Your housemates are all international students, and the shared houses, therefore, provide you with a unique chance of making friends with students from all over the world.

Locations

Both the dormitories and the shared houses are located throughout Aarhus, and you must therefore be prepared to spend some time and possibly money on walking, cycling and/or using public transport to get from your residence to your course location (generally a maximum of 40 minutes).

Facilities

All rooms are furnished with a bed, table, chair, lamp and some sort of storage. Kitchens are equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

All residences have laundry facilities and internet access. NB: Please notice that in some residences you must bring or buy a network cable (LAN) to connect to the internet and bring or buy a router if you want to access the internet wirelessly (Wi-Fi). You will receive further information about the facilities if you receive a housing offer.

Be aware, that we do not offer catered housing. This means that you must do your own cooking, clean your own room and take part in cleaning the common areas with your fellow dorm- or housemates.

Note that gender-specific dorms do not exist in Denmark.

Housing periods

Housing is available in the following periods:

Suitable for 

Housing period 

Price per room 

Price per studio

Term 1 students 1 July - 28 July 2024 4.300 DKK** 5.200 DKK**
Term 2 students 15 July - 11 August 2024 4.300 DKK** 5.200 DKK**
Term 1 + 2 students* 1 July - 11 August 2024 5.900 DKK** 7.250 DKK**

*If you are taking a course in each term.
**The prices are guiding and may be subject to change.

You can request a studio, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be offered one.

Fixed housing periods

The housing periods and prices are fixed, and they can therefore neither be shortened nor extended. You can move in and out on any date within the housing period, but you must pay the full price. If you are only staying in Aarhus for a couple of weeks, it might make sense for you to find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for housing through AU Housing outside the official term dates. If your course is taking place outside these dates you must therefore find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus"

Housing application process

Step 1: Read all relevant information

Before applying, please make sure to read about:

Please also make sure that your course is taking place in Aarhus within the official terms. 

Step 2: Apply for housing

You can apply for housing through AU Housing when you have been accepted for an AU Summer University course. 

In your acceptance letter, you will find a link to a detailed guide on how to apply for housing. In this guide, you will find a link to the housing application portal. 

The housing application deadline is: Thursday 18 April 2024 (at 12 noon GMT+1) 

If you apply for a course before 15 March 2024 (at 12 noon GMT+1) you will receive the letter of acceptance before the housing application deadline. 

Step 3: Receive an email

You can expect to receive an email with a possible housing offer in late May 2024.

We will also send you an email if we cannot offer you housing.

Step 4: Accept your housing offer

If you receive a housing offer from AU Housing, you must accept your housing offer by making an online payment with a payment card within 48 hours after you received the housing offer.

Paying is the only way to accept the housing offer, and we therefore encourage you to check your email (including your spam folder) regularly and to make sure that you can make this online payment any day during May 2024. If you do not make the payment within 48 hours, the housing offer will be cancelled.

Upon payment, you will receive an online confirmation.

Housing at the private market in Aarhus

Below you can find relevant information on how to find housing in Aarhus on your own.

Find and arrange housing with fellow Summer University participants
In general, we encourage you to arrange housing with fellow Summer University participants. In spring 2024 we will provide links to our AU Summer University Facebook groups where you can find and communicate with future fellow Summer University participants. 

Avoid housing scams
Be aware of offers that seem "Too good to be true". Read more about how to avoid housing scams here.

Airbnb
Book a room, apartment, or house with a private landlord via Airbnb.com. 

Facebook groups
Find a room, apartment, or house with a private landlord via Facebook groups. Here are some suggestions:

Housing in Aarhus
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Fremleje af Studieboliger i Århus
Lejligheder til salg og leje i Aarhus

Basecamp Aarhus 
Ideally located at Helsingforsgade 4 only a short walk from Aarhus University, the student apartments in Basecamp are a great place to call home for your summer school or longer while you study. All rooms are fully furnished and rent includes access to all facilities on site, incl. gym, cinema, study spaces, 24/7 service team, fast WiFi and a great international student community with many monthly events of all sorts. Basecamp is your place for comfortable accommodation as well as a hub for social interaction and personal growth.

Basecamp Aarhus is open for summer school group deals, so please contact us at aarhus@basecampstudent.com to discuss options.

Book1 Design Hostel
BOOK1 is the name of the new design hostel, a game-changer and the first of its kind in Denmark. It is a hybrid that combines classic hostel elements like bunk bed dorms, laundry facilities, and ping pong tables with luxury hotel elements such as private rooms and suites, a sauna, and unique designs. The design hostel has 444 beds ranging from shared bunk bed rooms and pod dorms to private double rooms and hostel suites. All combined with a vibrant lobby bar, food court and social areas.

Danhostel Aarhus City
Danhostel Aarhus City is located in the heart of Aarhus and is close to many famous attractions.  They include Vadestedet with a host of cafes and restaurants, the Latin Quarter, ARoS Museum, Aarhus Street Food, The Old Town and DOKK1 at the waterfront, which houses a library and cultural centre. Enjoy the best views from the rooftop terrace and rooms at Danhostel Aarhus City. With many international guests, there are ample opportunities to meet new acquaintances from around the world.

AU Summer University students will be offered a fee of 185 DKK per night for a bed in a dorm (minimum 1 week).

Book by sending an email to info@danhostelaarhuscity.dk. Make sure to ask for “Student price” and provide the following information:

  • Arrival and moving-out date
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Card number and expiration date

Stayinaarhus.dk
Stayinaarhus.dk has several different options for rental of furnished apartments in Aarhus and offer temporary housing for shorter or longer stays.

Housing outside Aarhus

AU Summer University courses are held mainly at Campus Aarhus. However, some courses take place outside Aarhus if the content of the courses is related to a specific location or need of material or laboratory.

Please find relevant information on the page of each course (e.g. under the tab "Venue"). 

Arrival and key collection

You can collect your key in the reception at the International Centre.

The address is Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 4A, 8000 Aarhus C.

You can collect your key from 2 pm on the first date of your housing period. You can collect the key during our regular opening hours (workdays 12 noon - 2 pm) or our extended opening hours (see below).

Opening hours in term 1

Date  Opening hours 

Key collection day

Extended opening hours

Monday 1 July 2024 2 pm - 10 pm

Workdays

Regular opening hours 

Tuesday 2 July 2024

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Thursday 4 July 2024

Friday 5 July 2024

Monday 8 July 2024

And the following workdays...

12 noon - 2 pm

Opening hours in term 2

Date

Opening hours 

Key collection is possible from

Extended opening hours 

Monday 15 July 2024

2 pm - 4 pm

Workdays

Regular opening hours 

Tuesday 16 July 2024

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Thursday 18 July 2024

12 noon - 2 pm 

Key collection day

Extended opening hours 

Friday 19 July 2024

12 noon - 8 pm 

Weekend

Extended opening hours 

Saturday 20 July 2024

Sunday 21 July 2024

12 noon - 4 pm

Workdays

Regular opening hours 

Monday 22 July 2024

And the following workdays...

12 noon - 2 pm 

Travel plans and key collection

We recommend that you make your travel plans so that you arrive and can collect your keys during our opening hours. If you arrive outside our opening hours, you can ask someone else to collect your key for you. If you do not know anyone you can search for someone to help you via the Facebook groups (links will provided later).

Moving out and key return

You must move out and return the key before 9 am on the last moving-out date. This date is either Sunday 28 July or Sunday 11 August. However, we might offer some term 1 student housing at Teknologkollegiet, where you must move out before 26 July. The last moving-out date will be specified in your housing offer and short-term contract (upon arrival).

If you wish to return the keys outside our opening hours, you can return them to our mailbox outside the International Centre/Teknolog Kollegiet. You will receive further moving-out information during your stay.

NB: It is not possible to collect the key before your housing period starts, nor to move out after the last moving-out date. If you need additional housing please find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus". 

Cancellation policy

You can cancel your housing up to 14 days after the date you accepted the housing offer. Cancellations made after 14 days will not be refunded. 

Cancellation must be sent to housing@au.dk

NB: Please be aware that our cancellation policy applies regardless of the reason for the cancellation, and that there are different cancellation policies for AU Summer University course fees and housing reservations.   

Terms and conditions

By accepting the housing offer provided by AU Housing, I accept that:

  • The price includes a 200 DKK non-refundable booking fee.
  • I can cancel my housing up to 14 days after the date I accepted the housing offer. Cancellations made after 14 days will not be refunded. Cancellation must be sent to housing@au.dk
  • All communication regarding my housing will be by email, and I will therefore check my email (including my spam folder) regularly.
  • I will sign a housing contract, a key agreement and possibly an internet agreement upon arrival.
  • My room/apartment is for my personal use only. I am therefore not allowed to sublet or have overnight visitors.
  • I will make sure that I know and respect the house rules of my residence. I will ask my landlord or caretaker as well as my fellow dorm- or housemates about the house rules.
  • I will take part in cleaning the common areas in my residence. I will ask my landlord or caretaker as well as my fellow dorm- or housemates about the cleaning agreements.
  • Smoking is not allowed either in my room/apartment or in the common areas.
  • Pets are not allowed either in my room/apartment or in the common areas.
  • I will make sure that I know and respect the latest moving-out date and time. I will check my housing offer and contract. 
  • I will clean and tidy up my housing according to the instructions given by AU Housing. If not done sufficiently, I will be charged a cleaning and/or a garbage fee.
  • I will leave my housing in the same condition as I received it. If my housing (including furniture) is left with damages, I will be charged the cost of repairs.

FAQ

Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. 

Please make sure to also read the information above.

Where can I find a link to the housing application portal?

When you have been accepted for an AU Summer University course you receive an acceptance letter via email (Confirmation of Acceptance). In this email, you will find a link to a detailed guide to the housing application procedure. In this guide - as step 2 -  you will find a link to the AU Housing application portal for Summer University participants.

The application portal is only available to applicants who have been accepted for an AU Summer University course. This is why you cannot find a link to the application portal on this website.  

What does the prices include?

Suitable for 

Housing period 

Price per room 

Price per studio

Term 1 students 1 July - 28 July 2024 4.300 DKK** 5.200 DKK**
Term 2 students 15 July - 11 August 2024 4.300 DKK** 5.200 DKK**
Term 1 + 2 students* 1 July - 11 August 2024 5.900 DKK** 7.250 DKK**

*If you are taking a course in each term.
**The prices are guiding and may be subject to change.

The prices above include rent, consumption, internet access, a mattress protector, a bed sheet and a 200 DKK non-refundable booking fee.

NB: Please notice that the prices only differentiate between rooms and studios. The price is therefore the same regardless of the location and condition of each room or studio. 

Internet access is available in all residences. However, in some residences, you must bring or buy an internet cable and/or router to connect to the internet.

Laundry facilities are available in all residences. However, in some residences, you must pay for the laundry cost with cash or via an app.

You will receive further information about the internet and laundry if you receive a housing offer.

What is the price for a week?

As we must abide by the Danish rental legislation it is unfortunately not possible to rent through AU Housing on a daily or weekly basis. This means that you must pay for a full housing period. We are aware of the inconvenience but are unfortunately unable to change this.

If you are only staying in Aarhus for a couple of weeks, it might make sense for you to find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

Why are the housing periods fixed?

As we must abide by the Danish rental legislation it is unfortunately not possible to rent through AU Housing on a daily or weekly basis. This means that you must pay for a full housing period. We are aware of the inconvenience but are unfortunately unable to change this.

If you are only staying in Aarhus for a couple of weeks, it might make sense for you to find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

Can I apply for housing outside the official term dates?

The official term dates for AU Summer University 2024 are:

Term 1: 2 July - 19 July 2024

Term 2: 22 July - 9 August 2024

Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for housing through AU Housing outside the official term dates. If your course is taking place outside these dates you must therefore find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

Can I apply for housing outside Aarhus?

AU Summer University courses are held mainly at Campus Aarhus. However, some courses take place outside Aarhus if the content of the courses is related to a specific location or need of material or laboratory.

Please find relevant information on the page of each course (e.g. under the tab "Venue"). 

Can I apply for housing if I am currently living in Denmark?

Unfortunately, AU Housing only offers housing to international students residing outside Denmark. If you are currently living in Denmark and/or enrolled in a Danish university you must therefore find housing on your own. 

You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

What if I missed the housing application deadline?

If you missed both housing application deadlines (18 April and 13 May 2024) we advise you to find housing in Aarhus on your own.

You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

Can I live with my friend?

If you wish to share housing with a friend or live in the same residence as someone you know, you can let us know in your application.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will meet your wishes, but we will do our best.

Am I guaranteed a housing offer?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all AU Summer University participants will receive a housing offer, and we, therefore, advise you to search for backup housing while waiting for a housing offer. Please make sure the check the cancellation policies, should you later wish to accept a possible housing offer from AU Housing.

You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing options in Aarhus".

When will I receive a housing offer?

You can expect to receive an email with a possible housing offer in late May 2024. We will also send you an email if we cannot send you a housing offer.

You accept your housing offer by making an online payment with a payment card within 48 hours after you receive the housing offer. Paying is the only way to accept the housing offer, and we, therefore, encourage you to check your spam folder regularly and to make sure that you can make this online payment any day during May 2024. If you do not make the payment within 48 hours, the housing offer will be cancelled.

How can I accept my housing offer?

You accept your housing offer by making an online payment with a payment card within 48 hours after you receive the housing offer. Paying is the only way to accept the housing offer, and we, therefore, encourage you to check your spam folder regularly and to make sure that you can make this online payment any day during May 2024. If you do not make the payment within 48 hours, the housing offer will be cancelled.

Can I get another housing offer?

Unfortunately, we can only provide one housing offer per Summer University student. If you do not wish to accept the offered housing, we advise you to find housing in Aarhus on your own.

You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

Can I move in before or move out after the housing period?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to move in before your housing period starts, nor to move out after the last moving-out date. If you need housing before or after your housing period, please find information under the tab "Housing options in Aarhus".

When and where can I collect my key?

You can collect your key in the reception at the International Centre.

The address is Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 4A, 8000 Aarhus C.

You can collect your key from 2 pm on the first date of your housing period. You can collect the key during our regular opening hours (workdays 12 noon - 2 pm) or our extended opening hours (see below).

How can I get to my residence?

Both the dormitories and the shared houses are located throughout Aarhus, and you must therefore be prepared to walk and/or use public transport to get to your residence.

You will receive further information on how to get to your residence from the International Centre if you receive a housing offer and when you collect your key.

What furniture, linen and kitchen items do you provide?

All rooms offered via AU Housing have basic furniture such as a bed, a table, a chair, a lamp and storage. Additionally, we will provide you with a mattress protector and a bed sheet. 

For environmental reasons, we encourage our departing tenants to leave behind their duvet and pillow. You are free to use these items, if you bring a duvet- and pillow cover. If you do not wish to use the left-behind duvet and pillow, we encourage you to bring your own. Tenants at Teknologkollegiet are provided with a duvet and pillow from the dormitory, and it is therefore mandatory to bring and use a duvet- and pillow cover.

Your kitchen will be equipped with basic kitchen utensils such as forks, knives, spoons, plates, glasses, cups, pot(s) and pan(s). We do not provide kitchen equipment such as coffee machines, rice cookers, boilers or similar. If you need this type of equipment, you must buy or bring it. 

Internet access is available in all residences. However, in some residences, you must bring or buy a network cable (LAN) to connect to the internet and bring or buy a router if you want to access the internet wirelessly (Wi-Fi).

You will receive further information about what to bring if you receive a housing offer.

Do you provide internet access?

Internet access is available in all residences. However, in some residences, you must bring or buy a network cable (LAN) to connect to the internet and bring or buy a router if you want to access the internet wirelessly (Wi-Fi).

You will receive further information about internet access if you receive a housing offer.

Do you provide laundry facilities?

Laundry facilities are available in all residences. However, in some residences, you must pay the laundry cost with cash or via an app. In other residences, the laundry cost of up to 65 DKK/per month is included in the rent.

You will receive further information about the laundry facilities if you receive a housing offer.

Do you allow pets?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in housing offered through AU Housing. If you wish to bring your pet, you must therefore find housing on your own.

You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus". As many hostels and landlords do not allow pets, please make sure to check this in advance.

Do you allow overnight visitors?

Unfortunately, overnight visitors are not allowed in housing offered through AU Housing. Please be aware that a breach of this rule will cause your housing contract to be cancelled.

If you want overnight visitors, you must find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Housing at the private market in Aarhus".

AU Housing

International Centre
Høegh Guldbergs Gade 4A
8000 Aarhus C

The reception is open workdays 12 noon - 2 pm.

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