Housing options

AU Housing disposes of about 800 rooms in different dorms and shared facilities houses. In dorms you MUST be a student (postdocs and other staff are not allowed in dorms (except Teknolog and Vennelyst.))

Please be aware that it is NOT possible to apply for a specific dorm or a specific house. At your housing application you can instead prioritize your preferred type of housing.

Living at campus is not an option
In Aarhus dorms are NOT located at campus and you will therefore have to commute to/from your home every day. Most Danish students bike, but you can of course also walk or take the bus. Most dorms are located so you need a maximum of 30 minutes transport to/from campus. You can use www.journeyplanner.dk to find your way. Many international students are used to live on or near campus in their home country and will find it uncomfortable to travel to/from campus every day. However, public transportation in Aarhus is fast and efficient and you will get used to it within the first weeks.

Accommodation at the private market
If you want to live in the city center or close to campus, you should NOT apply for housing via AU Housing, but instead find a room at the private market. Note that finding accommodation at the private market in Aarhus is not easy, and you should start looking 2-3 months before arrival. Do not arrive without having a place to stay. There is no tradition in Denmark for finding accommodation after arrivel and it will be next to impossible.

Self-catering
You will not find any options for catered accommodation. It means that you have to cook yourself and that you have to clean both your own room and take part in cleaning of common areas together with your fellow students.

Types of housing

Types of housing

AU Housing disposes of rooms in many different student dorms and shared facility houses. Most rooms are single rooms, but you also find shared accommodation (you share a room or studio with a person of your own sex) and two-room accommodation which can be shared with your partner or a friend.

TypeName  DescriptionNumber of persons allowed
1Single room (dorm)shared bathroom, shared kitchen, in dormone
2Single room (shared house)shared bathroom, shared kitchen, in shared-facility houseone
3Single room with private bathroomshared kitchen, in dormone
4Single room in apartmentbathroom and kitchen shared with one person, in dormone
5Studio apartment (single)small apartment with private kitchen & bathroom, in dorm one
6Two-room apartmentlivingroom with kitchen & passage to bedroom, bathroom, in dormtwo (+ evt. child)
7Studio apartment (shared)shared room with two beds, kitchen and bathroom, in dormtwo
8Shared roomshared room with two beds, kitchen and bathroom shared with other tenants, in dorm or shared housetwo
9Shared two-room apartmentlivingroom with kitchen & passage to bedroom with two beds, bathroom, in dormtwo

studio apartment is a small apartment, which combines living room, bedroom and kitchen into a single room. 

In a two-room apartment and shared two-room apartment you access the bedroom through the living room. If you want to stay in a two-room apartment but need more privacy, you should instead choose a single room in apartment.

Please note that all rates are subject to change. Most places have a rent increase on 1.8. It is not possible to share a single room. If you bring your partner please contact housing@au.dk

It is not possible to apply for a room in a specific dorm. Therefore, read the housing application instructions carefully.

Note that only the Teknolog and Vennelyst dorms allow non-students. As a guest researcher or staff member you can not live in a student dorm.

Student dorms

AU Housing disposes of rooms in the following student residences. Be aware that it is NOT POSSIBLE to apply for a specific dorm via AU Housing, and the list is NOT a list to choose from but just information about the different dorms, you can be offered. Read about the types of housing below.

Living in a residence
Living in a residence provides you with more than just a room with a bed and a desk. Your peers will provide a strong network for growing and learning - many long-lasting friendships begin here. In many residences you will live together with Danish students, in a few residences you will live with international students primarily.

The facilities vary from building to building, and you will find rooms with/without private bathroom and with private or shared kitchen. Be aware that it is not allowed to stay two persons in a single room.

Shared-Facilities Houses

What is it?

At a shared-facilities house you have your own bedroom and share bathroom and kitchen with other housemates. All rooms are single rooms and sharing a room with another is not allowed. Your housemates are all international students and the shared-facilities houses therefore provide you with a unique chance of making friends with students from all over the world.

The shared-facilities houses are all different, so please see their specific page below for description, size, photos, details on leases, rent payment, etc. Some of the houses are located close to campus, others are located farther away, but from all houses you have a maximum travel time to/from campus of approx. 30 minutes. 

NO private bathroom
You will not find rooms with private bathroom in shared facilities houses. In general a room in a shared facilities house is more expensive than a room in a dorm.

Laundry
You will find a washing machine and dryer in all houses. The use is not included in your rent. Approx. charge: 20 DKK/wash/drying.

Living at campus is not an option
In Aarhus residences are NOT located at campus and you will therefore have to transport yourself to/from your home every day. Most Danish students bike, but you can of course also walk or take the bus. Most residences are located so you need a maximum of 30 minutes transport to/from campus. You can use www.rejseplanen.dk to find your way. Many international students are used to live on or near campus in their home country and will find it uncomfortable to travel to/from campus every day. However, public transportation in Aarhus is fast and efficient and you will get used to it within the first weeks.

Accommodation for one person 
Only one person is allowed in a single room.

Accommodation for two persons
AU Housing disposes of one double room only (Randersvej.)

Prices overview

Sub-letting

What is it?

Most accommodation to sublet are rooms or apartments of Danish students who are currently abroad. We also offer rooms in houses and flats where you will share the facilities with the landlord/lady. Unfortunately, it is impossible to give detailed information on those accommodations as they are constantly changing. Both single rooms and apartments for two persons are available.

Accommodation for couples

Do you want to find accommodation for two persons (+ eventual children) subletting is a good option. When you fill in your housing application you have to add the name of the person you want to live with and it is a good idea to describe your expectations (maximum price, location etc.)

Furnishing

You can expect to find the same basic furniture as in our student residences with sometimes a few extras like i.e. a personal tv.

Terms and conditions

If you are assigned accommodation to sublet accommodation, you will receive an email from the International Centre informing you of your landlord's name, address and contact information. You are expected to contact your landlord immediately to arrange the practical matters. Your landlord will send you a leasing contract that you have to sign and return to the landlord as soon as possible. In the contract you will also find information about the bank account number where you will have to transfer the deposit and the first month rent as soon as possible after you have returned the leasing contract. In case you don't want the offered accommodation you need to contact housing@au.dk immediately.

Be aware that the lease is a matter between you and your landlord and the International Centre is only arranging the contact between you. It is important that you read your contract carefully, that you and your landlord together fill in the moving-in report when moving in and the moving-out report when moving out, and that you and your landlord agree about when to hand over the key.