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Exchange student

  • Housing in Aarhus

We would like to provide you with information on how to find housing in Aarhus. Please refer to the following pages for more details.

You may choose from the following options:

  • Apply for housing through AU (dorms and shared houses, furnished)
  • Apply for housing through Student Housing Aarhus (dorms, not furnished)
  • Find housing at the private market

Please note that on-campus housing is not available in Aarhus.

If you have any further questions, please refer to our FAQ section. Alternatively, you can contact us at housing@au.dk and we will be happy to assist you.

Housing through AU

Due to the difficulty and time-consuming nature of finding housing in Aarhus, particularly if you are unable to speak Danish or arrive well in advance of your studies, Aarhus University provides a housing service for new exchange students and freemovers. It is recommended that you apply for housing through AU Housing while also exploring alternative options, such as www.studenthousingaarhus.com

The earlier you commence your housing search, the greater your chances of securing accommodation. In the event that AU Housing is unable to offer you a room, you will be notified no later than December 15th for the spring term or July 1st for the autumn term.

Housing through Student Housing Aarhus

Student Housing Aarhus is responsible for managing the majority of dormitory rooms in Aarhus. It's important to note that Aarhus University and Student Housing Aarhus are separate organizations, and students may be eligible to apply for housing through both entities. Due to high demand, both organizations often have lengthy waiting lists, so it's advisable to sign up as early as possible. Students can register for the waiting list at Student Housing Aarhus up to 6 months before the start of their studies, and admission documents are not required at the time of registration. Find information about Student Housing Aarhus here.