Once you have been accepted onto a programme at KADK, one of your next priorities will be to find a place to live in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, we do not have our own accommodation and therefore students have to find a room or apartment themselves.
Every year in Copenhagen thousands of new students will start their various studies, and with a relative shortage of student accommodation, finding a place to stay can be a challenge. Therefore, we recommend starting your search well before the start of the semester.
How much does it cost to rent?
It can be expensive to live in Copenhagen. The rent for a room is typically DKK 4,500-8,000 per month.
You will also normally have to pay a deposit and 1-3 months rent in advance. For a room it is most common to pay for one month rent in advance.
Be Careful! While the vast majority of adverts are genuine, we have had reports of fake adverts, where students are asked to transfer a large deposit without having seen the room/apartment. We strongly recommend that students view rooms/apartments (for example, even via Skype) before making a deposit. For a recent article on "how to spot scammers", please see http://metropolife.net/how-to-spot-a-housing-scammer/
Where do I start?
There are a number of property rental websites in Denmark, and these are a good place to start. The most popular sites are:
Similarly, you can also find rooms or apartments through several Facebook groups. For example:
NB Usually landlords will invite the first few people who respond to view the room/apartment, so try and respond to the advert within an hour of it being published.
As well as websites and Facebook groups, it is also possible to apply for a room at a number ofstudent dorms. These are very popular so make sure to apply well in advance. Here's a select list of dorms ('kollegier') in Copenhagen:
- KKIK: https://www.kollegierneskontor.dk/default.aspx?lang=GB (manages a number of different student dorms)
- Industrikollegiet: https://sites.google.com/a/ikol.dk/ikol/
- Rigshospitalets Kollegium: http://rhk.dk/
- Otto Mønsteds Kollegium: http://omk.dk/index.php/nye-beboere
- Håndværkerkollegiet: http://haandvaerkerkollegiet.dk/
- G.A. Hagemanns Kollegiet: http://www.gahk.dk/index.php/optagelse/ansoeg
- Collegium Juris: http://www.collegiumjuris.dk/da/ansoegning
- P. Carl Petersens Kollegium: http://pcarlpetersens.dk/pcarlpetersens.dk/Ansg.html
- Nordisk Kollegium: http://pcarlpetersens.dk/pcarlpetersens.dk/Ansg.html
- 4.Maj Kollegiet: http://4maj-hassager.dk/ansogning
- Tietgen Kollegiet: http://tietgenkollegiet.dk/en/apply-and-become-a-resident/application-form/
- Studentergården: http://wwwold.studentergaarden.dk/en/
- Egmont Kollegiet: http://www.egmont-kol.dk/en
- Vartorv Kollegiet: http://www.vartovkollegiet.dk/optagelse.php
I still haven’t found a place - what do I do?
Due to the difficulties of finding a place (especially while living abroad), many students stay in hostels or B&Bs for their first few weeks in Copenhagen. Often being here and speaking with other students can help you find more options.
It is our experience that after the first month of the studies, all students have found a place to stay.