Disability application – University of Copenhagen

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Disability application

If you have a psychical disability you will be able to tick off in the online system that you wish to apply for rooms which are better suited for your disability. Please note that there are relatively few of these rooms and that we cannot guarantee that there are any vacancies in a given semester. Only disabilities which are directly linked to housing accessibility will be considered (such as wheelchair access, cannot climb stairs and the like).
Note that there may be some disabilities (such as dyslexia) which are academically a disability but is not considered to affect your housing.

Documentation

You must upload documentation of your disability. Otherwise, we are unfortunately not able to consider it. You should still choose the option from your first list which you find best suited for you. If you are approved for disability suited rooms; you will then be given more choices and be able to swap rooms if you choose.
Please note that rooms with disability access are often in the higher end pricewise and may not necessarily be in the most sought after halls of residence. Also be aware that if you need special equipment; it is up to you to purchase and install it. You must remove the equipment and bring back the room to its original appearance prior to departure. The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation is unfortunately not usually able to offer housing for personal assistants.

You should be prepared that there is generally no “on-campus” housing in Copenhagen and therefore no matter where you find housing you can expect travelling time to your place of study. It is necessary that you are able to use public transportation.
The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation advises that you consider your trip to Denmark carefully if you are severely disabled. Being disabled in Denmark is considered a matter in the personal “sphere” and therefore it is not the Universities or housing organizations which can provide any particular assistance to disabled tenants. It is up to the tenant themselves. Some applicants may come from countries where they are used to there being a Disability Office which can advise and assist in the applicant’s needs also when it comes to every day matters. This will not be the case in Denmark, and therefore, it places a lot of effort on the applicant and requires a very independent person for it to be a positive experience.
Nevertheless; it has been accomplished in the past and if you do decide to come to Denmark; we hope that it will be an experience of a lifetime for you.

Please read more about Special Support by Disability on the website of UCPH.

Information for wheelchair users

The UCPH Housing Foundation has reserved a few rooms at Rebslagervej for students who are wheelchair users. Please be advised that the cost of these rooms are approximately DKK11,000 (including utilities, furniture, etc.). In some cases, it may also be possible to be allocated at Bispebjerg Kollegium. The cost of this is approximately DKK6000 (including utilities, furniture, etc.). The room however is barely large enough for a wheelchair user so the applicant will have to arrange a viewing before booking. 

If this applies to you, it is a good idea to contact the UCPH Housing Foundation via e-mail well in advance to ensure that we have reserved enough rooms. You should still fill in the regular disability step in the online Flow.