Housing options via AU Housing

AU housing disposes of a limited number of single, furnished rooms available for temporary accommodation for international PhD students in student halls and shared-facilities houses. Also, we might sometimes be able to put you in contact with a private landlord. When you fill in your housing application form, you are welcome to indicate what kind of accommodation you would prefer, but, due to the limited number of rooms available, we cannot guarantee to offer you a specific room. If you have specific wishes for your accommodation, it is a good idea to apply as early as possible. We dispose of very few double rooms. If you need to live with your spouse, partner and/or children you need to apply minimum three months before arrival. 

Please be aware that we receive many housing applications and often have very few vacant rooms. It means that you might receive a housing offer starting before or after the date you have applied for or no housing offer at all. In case you need short term accommodation before/after your lease starts please find some options here. Due to limited ressources we are able to send one housing offer per applicant only. If you decline a housing offer you should therefore be prepared to start the house hunting proces yourself. Please find some suggestions here.

AU Housing offers temporary accommodation only and we are not able to extend your contract. If you need housing for a longer period, we recommend that you start to look for your next accommodation soon after moving into your temporary accommodation. The earlier you start searching, the better chances you have to find a suitable place to live.

Traditionally universities in Denmark don't have accommodation facilities at campus, and both students and staff live outside campus. AU disposes of a few rooms at campus, but most rooms are located off campus, normally with a traveltime to campus of maximum 30 minutes by public transportation.

Read more about the application process for PhD students and the practical information regarding temporary accommodation via AU Housing.

Do you have questions please contact housing@au.dk

Temporary housing options: 

Important about accommodation at a dormitory

  • Minimum stay is one month. It is not possible to pay per night and the minimum price is therefore one months’ rent. Do you need accommodation for less than one month, please book a room at a guesthouse, hostel or hotel.
  • As a rule, contracts start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day of the month. However, the IC Dorm and some of the dorms listed under Other dorms also offer contracts from/to the 15th of the month.
  • You can move in on the 1st unless the 1st is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday. In that case you can move in on the following Monday.
  • You are responsible for the cleaning of your room and common areas (kitchen).
  • You must respect the house rules and participate in the public duties listed there.
  • The dormitory doesn’t have permanent staff and eventual problems or questions can be answered at the AU Housing reception on weekdays 10am-2pm or at housing@au.dk. There is no staff present outside these hours.