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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, leasing periods and prices, how to apply, terms and conditions etc. The website will continuously be updated with relevant information.

Types of housing

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

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

*Please notice that studios has 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 find a video with examples here. Please, notice it is not possible to request a specific house or dormitory.  

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

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.


Location

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 locations have laundry facilities and internet access. Please notice that you may need to bring or buy an internet cable and router. 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.

Lease periods

Housing is available in the following periods:

Suitable for 

Leasing period

Price per room

Price per studio

Term 1 students 3 July - 30 July 2023 T.B.A. T.B.A.
Term 2 students 17 July - 13 August 2023 T.B.A. T.B.A.
Term 1 + 2 students* 3 July - 13 August 2023 T.B.A. T.B.A.

*If you are taking a course in each term.

The prices include a 200 DKK booking fee.

The leasing 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 leasing 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 "Alternative housing options in Aarhus".

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

The housing application process

Step 1: Read the terms and conditions as well as the FAQ below. 

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 the letter of acceptance, you will find further instructions on how to apply for housing.

The deadlines are:

1st application round: Thursday 20 April 2023*

2nd application round: Thursday 11 May 2023

*We strongly encourage you to apply in the 1st application round if you have been accepted for an AU Summer University course before this deadline. 

Step 3: Search for backup housing

As we cannot guarantee that all AU Summer University participants will receive a housing offer, we advise you to search for backup housing. Please make sure to 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 "Alternative housing options in Aarhus".

Step 4: Receive an email

You can expect to receive an email with a possible housing offer in May 2023.

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

Step 5: Accept your housing offer

You 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 spam folder regularly and to make sure that you can make this online payment any day during May 2023. If you do not make the payment within 48 hours, the housing offer will be cancelled.

Upon payment, you will receive an online confirmation.

Alternative housing options in Aarhus

You can find relevant information below if you wish to find housing in Aarhus on your own, or if you have applied for housing through AU Housing and wish to start your search for backup housing*.

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

NB: In spring 2023 we will update this site with promotions codes and/or information about possible discounts for AU Summer University participants.

Find and arrange accommodation with fellow Summer University participants
In general, we encourage you to arrange accommodation with fellow Summer University participants. In spring 2023 we will provide links to our AU Summer University Facebook groups where you can find and communicate with future fellow Summer University participants. 

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

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

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 bund 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, located in the heart of Aarhus, 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. Eat breakfast in the café, and enjoy meals and your favourite drinks.

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

Moving in and out

Suitable for 

Leasing period

Term 1 students 3 July - 30 July 2023
Term 2 students 17 July - 13 August 2023
Term 1 + 2 students* 3 July - 13 August 2023

*If you are taking a course in each term. 

Moving in

Key pick-up and moving in is possible from 2 pm on the first date of your leasing period. This date is either Monday 3 July or Monday 17 July. You can pick up the key during our regular opening hours (workdays 10 am - 2 pm) or extended opening hours (will be announced in spring 2023). If you arrive outside the later-announced opening hours, we advise you to ask a friend or fellow Summer University student to pick up the key for you.

You can pick up your key in the reception at the International Centre:

Høegh Guldbergs Gade 4A
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Moving out

You must move out and return the key before 9 am on the last moving-out date. This date is either Sunday 30 July or Sunday 13 August. However, we might offer some term 1 students housing at Teknologkollegiet, where you must move out before 26 July. The last moving-out date will be specified in your housing offer and leasing contract.

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

We will update this website with further information about key pick-up and key return in spring 2023. 


Are you from the UK or Hong Kong?

If you are a student from the UK or Hong Kong you may need to stay in Aarhus for a minimum of 28 days. If this is the case, please make sure to arrive on the first date of your leasing period and to move out on the last moving-out date. Please also make sure that any relevant documentation is signed when you pick up and return your key at the International Centre.

Term 1 students 3 July - 30 July 2023  28 days
Term 2 students 17 July - 13 August 2023  28 days

Terms and conditions

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

  • The price includes a 200 DKK 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 an internet contract 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 fellow dorm- or housemates about the house rules.
  • I will take part in cleaning the common areas in my residence. I will ask 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

Why are the leasing periods fixed?

Due to the Danish rental legislation, it is not possible for AU Housing to rent on a daily or weekly basis. 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 "Alternative housing options in Aarhus".

What if I missed the housing application deadline?

If you missed both housing application deadlines (20 April and 11 May 2023) we advise you to find housing in Aarhus on your own.

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

When will I receive a housing offer?

You can expect to receive an email with a possible housing offer in May 2023. 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 2023. 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 2023. 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 "Alternative housing options in Aarhus".

When and where can I pick up my key?

You can pick up your key in the reception at the International Centre (Høegh Guldbergs Gade 4A, 8000 Aarhus C) from 2 pm on the first date of your leasing period. This date is either Monday 3 July or Monday 17 July. 

Please note our regular opening hours (workdays 10 am - 2 pm) and extended opening hours (will be announced in spring 2023).

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 pick up your key.

What furniture, linen and kitchen items do you provide?

All rooms are furnished with a bed (90x200 cm), table, chair, lamp and some sort of storage. In addition to this, you will be provided with a mattress protector, a bed sheet, a pillow and a blanket. Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator, stove and oven as well as crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

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 an internet cable and/or router to connect to the internet.

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 "Alternative housing options 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 leasing contract to be cancelled.

If you want overnight visitors, you must find housing on your own. You can find relevant information under the tab "Alternative housing options in Aarhus".