Student Housing Aarhus

About student housing Aarhus (Ungdomsbolig Aarhus)

Student Housing Aarhus (Ungdomsbolig Aarhus)

Most new students in Aarhus choose to live at one of the many halls of residence in the Aarhus area. Rooms in halls of residence are allocated through

Student Housing Aarhus is not part of the university. It is an independent organisation from where most halls of residences are distributed.

In Aarhus you don't live on campus. The residences 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 (click ‘bolig’).  

Application guide

Step-by-step: How to sign up for halls of residence

  1. To apply for a room in a residence go to
  2. Read the instructions and the general rules for applicants carefully, and also use the help functions. Please note that it is a good idea to apply for all or a large number of different dorms, not just the centrally located ones which have very long waiting lists.
  3. Submit your application to Student Housing Aarhus as early as possible. The earlier the better! You can send in your application up to 6 months before your studies start. It is free to submit an application and to be on the waiting list. Rooms are allocated according to your seniority on the waiting list. When you apply, we suggest you request a moving in date from June 1 or July 1. If you apply for housing from August or September, you might have to wait for a room until October or November, since most new students in Aarhus want a room from these dates.
  4. To retain your application for accommodation, you must actively renew it every month. Don't forget it (!) - you will have to start from the bottom of the waiting list again.

Housing Guarantee

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

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.