On the following pages you find information about how you find housing in Aarhus.
Basically, you have these options:
Be aware that dorms are very different. You find dorm rooms with/without private bathroom, studios (private kitchen and bathroom) and shared apartments (kitchen and bathroom shared with 1-3 other students).
Note also, that you don't find on-campus housing in Aarhus.
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In Aarhus dorm rooms are allocated through a municipal organisation called Student Housing Aarhus. Here all students (Danish and international) can sign up for a dorm room. There is no special service for international students and your application will be handled on the same conditions as an application from a Danish student. Be aware that Student Housing Aarhus and AU Housing are two different organisations.
Before accepting a housing offer, check this:
Applying at AU Housing and Student Housing Aarhus at the same time
You can apply for housing both at AU Housing and at Student Housing Aarhus. Before you accept a housing offer, you must carefully check the cancellation policy, so you do not end up with unnecessary expenses.
Application guide Student Housing Aarhus
Step-by-step: How to sign up for halls of residence
Aarhus Municipality offers a housing guarantee in the autumn semester to all new students in Aarhus admitted to a higher level education. The housing guarantee means that you are given first priority in the queue for accommodation and that you apply from among a pool of rooms reserved for this purpose – normally the halls of residence with the shortest waiting lists located in the outer suburbs. There are specific conditions connected to this service and specified deadlines. Read more about it and fill in your application at www.studenthousingaarhus.dk.
Rent and deposit
It is normal to pay both a deposit (normally three months rent) and either a payment equal to three months' rent or the first month's rent prior to or upon commencement of the lease. It means that you must be able to pay 4-6 months rent at one time BEFORE you can take over the lease. Bear that in mind when you plan your expenses for your first months in Denmark. Read more here.