Standard Rental Periods – University of Copenhagen

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Standard Rental Periods

The regulations for rental periods vary for students and staff. Common for both groups is the fact that you are always required to move out of your residence no later than 10am, 4 days before the last day of the contract. This is also stated in your rental contract.

Rental periods for students

Student contracts are made in semester blocks – one or two semesters. The online booking system will give students the option to choose from various fixed arrival dates and two or more fixed departure dates, depending on semester. The rooms must be rented from the date they are vacant and not from your personal study/arrival/departure date. You should be prepared that it will most likely not be possible for you to find a room with a rental period that matches your arrival and departure dates exactly. You will be able to see the exact possible rental period when you chose a room in the online system.

The fixed semester accommodation periods are as follows:

-  The fall semester: 15th of July to 31st of January

- The spring semester: 1st of February to 14th of July (However, there will also be a wide selection of housing options starting January 1st!)

You are required to book housing from the day it is available. E.g. for the fall semester: it is only possible to book housing starting later than on 15th of July (either 1st of August, 15th of August or 1st of September) if the accommodation in question is occupied by another student up until this date. This means that some of the accommodation will not appear as vacant in the booking system from July 15th, but only from August 1st, August 15th or September 1st.

Remember that you must move out no later than 10am, 4 days before the last day of your rental contract.

Rental periods for staff

The Housing Foundation will only approve contracts that:

  • Begin on:1st or 15th of a month
  • End on: 14th or [last date] of a month
  • A minimum of 1 month’s rental period (still within the above intervals)
  • A maximum of 12 months rental period (still within the above intervals)

You may arrive and depart any time within the time span of your rental contract - but your rent will only be calculated in intervals of two weeks as stated above.

Remember that you must move out no later than 10am, 4 days before the last day of your rental contract.

Move-in date

In your online workflow you'll find a step called 'Report your move-in date' under the section 'Move-in'. You might not be able to enter the date you want, but don't worry, this step is not that important - the day you (or your mentor/contact person) actually pick up your keys will automatically be registered as your move-in date!