Student Housing Aarhus is an organisation from where most rooms in dorms in Aarhus are distributed. Aarhus University and Student Housing Aarhus are two different organisations and you might be able to apply for housing through both places. Both places have (at times very long) waiting lists and therefore you need to sign up as early as possible. At Student Housing Aarhus you can sign up at the waiting list 6 months before you start your studies and you don't need any admission documents when you sign up at the waiting list.
About living in a dorm
In Aarhus you don't live on campus. The dorms are situated all over the Aarhus area – also in the outskirts, but always with public busses nearby. In all residences you have to cook and clean for yourself, and doing the laundry etc. is also your own responsibility. Only a few residences provide furniture so be aware of this when you are applying for a room. If you choose an unfurnished room, you need to furnish your room after arrival.
You can find descriptions of the different residences at www.studenthousingaarhus.dk (click ‘bolig’).
Step-by-step: How to sign up for halls of residence
Aarhus Municipality offers a housing guarantee 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.