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Conditions and advantages

As finding housing in Aarhus can be both difficult and time consuming, especially if you do not speak Danish and cannot arrive in Aarhus well before your studies start, Aarhus University offers a housing service for new exchange students and freemovers.

In the spring term we guarantee all exchange students a housing offer from AU Housing.

In the autumn term the housing situation in Aarhus is difficult. We are unfortunately NOT able to send all applicants arriving in August and September a housing offer. Therefore we recommend that you apply for housing at AU Housing and at the same time look for other options. The earlier you start looking for housing, the easier it will be to find a room. If you apply for housing via AU Housing and we cannot offer you a room, we will contact you no later than 1 July. Overseas students are offered a housing guarantee in both the spring and autumn term.

Conditions of the AU Housing service:

  • you must have been accepted as an exchange student or freemover at AU
  • your present accommodation is outside Denmark and you have not lived in Denmark for more than 3 months previously
  • you can submit your application 1.3.-1.5. (autumn term) and 15.9.-1.11. (spring term)
  • you must submit your housing application along with your application for admission to AU (it is not possible to submit a housing application separately)
  • you must accept the terms and conditions of AU Housing
  • a booking fee of 500 DKK will be charged when accepting a housing offer from AU Housing   
  • you must be able to pay the first month's rent with a payment card when you receive the housing offer
  • you must accept, that you cannot choose a specific location for your accommodation and that you will not be offered on-campus accommodation.

Advantages of the AU Housing service:

  • Easy application process integrated with the admission procedure
  • Handling of your housing contract 
  • Handling of contact & payment to utility providers (heating, water, electricity)
  • Secure and easy payment of rent and deposit
  • Internet included
  • Furniture included
  • Elaborate information about your lease in English
  • AU Housing service and guidance throughout your stay
  • Housing guarantee in the spring semester (students arriving in January/February)

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