Standard Rental Periods – University of Copenhagen

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Standard Rental Periods

The regulations for rental periods vary for students and staff. 

Rental periods for students

Student contracts are made in semester blocks – one or two semesters. Your contract end date will always lock to the end of the semester (not your individual study dates). 

Vacancy start dates vary on the system, and cannot be modified. 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. 

Typical start and end dates are the following:

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

- The spring semester: 1st of January, and 1st of February to 14th of July

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.

Move-in date

The date you pick up your keys will automatically be registered as your move-in date on the online system. Inputting your move-in date manually on the system will have no consequence to your account or to our porcedures. 

Moving out

Both staff and students 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.