Below you find information about a number of long-term housing options in Aarhus.Before starting your house hunt we recommend you read the tips and the information on how to avoid scams.
It is not easy to find accommodation in Aarhus, and it can be both difficult and time consuming, especially if you do not speak Danish and cannot arrive in Aarhus a month or two before your studies or employment start. We strongly recommend that you arrange accommodation BEFORE you arrive to Aarhus. Unlike many other places, there is no tradition in Aarhus for landlords to offer rooms to international students or staff and you will therefore have to compete about the vacant rooms/flats with Danish residents. Be aware of scams.
Danes as well as internationals prefer to live close to campus. Therefore prices are high and it can be very difficult to find a vacant room or apartment. As the public transportation system in Aarhus works very well, you might consider accommodation in the outskirts of Aarhus. It is considerably easier and cheaper to find accommodation in the outskirts and you can reach campus within 30 minutes from distances up to 15 km. There are many nice areas to live in apart from the city center, and you will find shops, schools, sport facilities AND busses/trains also outside the city center. Check www.rejseplanen.dk and you will find that within 30 minutes you can reach campus from most of the smaller communities.
Below you can find useful links to some of the more popular sources for finding long-term accommodation via the private market. As the majority of the advertisements on the following sites will be in Danish, then Google Translate can be your best friend. You can copy/paste individual words/sentences in the Google Translate search box or copy/paste an entire URL, which translates the entire website.
AU Staff Housing Portal
At AU Staff Housing Portal you can find or post advertisements for free, if you are seeking accommodation or if you would like to sublet or let accommodation to staff, postdocs and/or PhD students at Aarhus University.
Facebook - Groups
We suggest that you join some of the Facebook groups like Housing in Aarhus and the like.
Most private rental companies and housing administrators only have information provided on their website in Danish. You can easily use tools such as Google Translate to translate either sections of a website or the full site (in this case just copy the link of the website into the translation box and click on the link that is automatically generated).
Taurus freely list their accommodation on their site as well as their contact information. To see if there are any availabilities, check the links for each residence on the menu on the left. The ones located in Aarhus are marked Kappelvænget, Nordlandsvej, Gustav Holmsvej, Malmøgade, Skovvejen, Emiliedalsvej and Emiliedalen. New projects: Pionerhusene and Risskov Engpark.
B2 Holding does not offer an overview of their available apartments but it is free to contact their housing administrators by phone or e-mail to inquire about any availabilities. You can sign up at a waiting list at their website. They mostly have apartments in the Northern part of Aarhus, which is still quite close to Aarhus University. At an additional cost, they can also offer furnished accommodation.
Høgh & Rousing
At the homepage you find an overview of available apartments - look at 'ledige boliger.' They mostly have apartments in the city centre. At an additional cost, they call also offer furnished accommodation.
Henning Poulsen does not provide an overview of the available apartments as they prefer to receive an application from you and then provide you with offers. It is free to do so and they have many apartments of varying sizes, prices and locations in Aarhus. Send an e-mail to them telling them more about yourself, your job, your wishes regarding size of the apartment, maximum rent, desired moving-in date, as well as any other needs you might have for accommodation.
Mogens de Linde
Mogens de Linde offer a free overview of the apartments they have available, as well as contact information under each listing. They primarily have apartments in the centre of Aarhus with a mixed price range.
Hestia Ejendomme provides a free overview of all their available listings via the link on their site. There is also contact information you can use to contact them if you are interested in any of their listings. They have different sized apartments spread across the city, although all are within either Aarhus C (Centre) or Aarhus N (also very close to Aarhus University).
Dansk Administrations Center
Dansk Administrations Centre's portal 'Lej-en-bolig.dk' is free to use and contact information is listed with each offer. Click on 'Østjylland'(East Jutland), on the right hand side, to view the current offers in Aarhus. There are often listings within the 5000-8000 DKK price range.
Colliers freely lists their available accommodation on their site as well as their contact information. They have accommodation in both Aarhus C as well as Viby (just south of the city centre), which vary greatly in size and price.
EDC freely lists their available accommodation on their site as well as their contact information.
DEAS's portal 'Findbolig.nu' is free to use and offers a variety of housing both in the city centre as well as just outside. It is based on waiting lists, so you need to sign-up for their service, which is very quick to do, and apply for the listings which you like.
NME Ejendomsadministration runs via an application system where you must fill out a form, after which they will contact you if they have something suitable. It is however free to apply. They have apartments of varying sizes in Aarhus C, N and S.
Housing Denmark helps people let or sublet their residences and are especially used to helping expats find larger accommodation. The apartments and houses they have listed are typically above 8000 DKK per month. They have housing information in English and their housing database is free of charge for seekers to access.
Fully furnished and fully serviced apartments in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
You can find more information about housing matters in Denmark here.
As can happen everywhere, from time to time accommodation seekers are cheated by fictitious landlords. Be aware of offers that seem ‘too good to be true’, of leasing contracts in English, check the address at www.krak.dk and if at all possible you should ask a local friend to check the lease before transferring rent and deposit. Read more about how to avoid housing scams.