The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation – University of Copenhagen

Arriving at UCPH Housing Foundation

Please note that from May 1st you cannot access our office from Grundtvigsvej due to construction work being carried out by Frederiksberg Kommune. You can ONLY access from Bülowsvej/Dyrlægevej or Thorvaldsensvej/Grønnegårdsvej. The construction work is expected to last until August 2016. Please note that our entrance door faces Grundtvigsvej, so if you arrive at the back of the building, please go around to the front door.


The student residence Tietgenkollegiet in the Ørestad district of Copenhagen. Image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/cavorite/3916687993/.

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent foundation which assists international students and researchers coming to University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation while in Copenhagen.  

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation is  not a part of the University of Copenhagen, it is a private foundation, but naturally the two institutions work closely together. However, all questions regarding your accommodation should be directed to us: contact@housingfoundation.ku.dk, and not to the University of Copenhagen.

We are the only entity providing housing services for the University of Copenhagen. Housing service in various parts of the university such as at The International Office and at the Housing Department of the Faculty of Science has been transferred to the UCPH Housing Foundation.

We are a group of 7 employees, many of us with years of experience working with accommodation for international students and staff.

We are:

Charlotte Simonsen, Director of Housing
Eva Louise Troels Petersen, Housing Coordinator (Student contact)
Julie Rosenkilde Hannibal, Project Manager & PA (Staff contact)
Katrine-Sofie Schlie Russell, Finance and Accounts Manager
Lena Bech Pedersen, Finance and Accounts Manager
Mai-Britt Petersen, Student Coordinator
Nesrin Tufanoglu, Student Coordinator

Board of Directors:
Erik Bisgaard Madsen (chairman)
Jan Andresen Nielsen
Lone Lund-Rasmussen

This website provides you with all the necessary information about:

The various housing options available

Guidelines on how to apply

All practical information regarding your arrival, during your stay and also about your departure

Danish universities do not generally own housing facilities for guests and students. Danish students typically live at home, in private flats, or in one of the residence halls in the Greater Copenhagen area. Accommodation for our international students and guests we have to find through public as well as private housing companies.

Housing in the city of Copenhagen is difficult to find and it is very important to apply as soon as you have received the invitation from us to apply in our online system.

For the time being we have approximately 1000 rooms available for our approximately 3000 arriving guests a year. This means we depend on private home owners to ensure that everyone has a place to live once they arrive.

Please take some time to explore the different housing options we offer and this way also prepare to reserve your accommodation once we send you your invitation to apply online.