Halls of Residence – University of Copenhagen

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Halls of Residence for students

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation has access to several different halls of residence in Greater Copenhagen. They are located in different residential areas of Copenhagen not on the university campuses.

Facilities vary a great deal from hall to hall. In most halls the rooms are for a single person but in some residence halls there are twin rooms available. They are furnished for two persons, which is why the rent per person is typically lower than for single rooms.

The residence halls usually have common kitchen facilities on each floor. In some of the residence halls, the rooms are really small one-room studio apartments with their own, small kitchen. In most residence halls, the rooms have a private bathroom but in a few you share the bathrooms with the other residents on the floor.

Please note that all halls of residence are self-catering and you will be cooking your own food. There is always a place to cook food in a hall of residence!

For more information about a particular residence hall, please click on the specific residence.

Shared Rooms/A and B rooms

Shared Rooms are labelled with A and B, which means there are 2 beds in 1 room. Rooms without an A or a B, will be a single room for 1 person only. The system would showcase it as the following: 

  • 220
  • 220A
  • 220B

Rooms with two beds in 1 room are in the following Halls of Residences:

  • Østerbro Kollegiet 
  • Tåsingegade Kollegiet 
  • Sølvgade
  • Rebslagervej 
  • Øresunds
  • University Guest House
  • Det Ny Emdrupborg

Is A Hall of Residence Right For Me?

When trying to decide if a hall of residence is the housing solution for you, you should keep in mind that it is a great way to meet people, there is always somebody around, and if you make an effort, this is a great opportunity to get to know people from many different countries. If you prefer to study in your room and it has to be absolutely quiet, maybe a hall of residence is not the right place for you.

Common areas - common responsibilities

When you have shared areas and facilities you also have shared responsibilities. It is mandatory that everyone living in a residence hall

  • Participates in cleaning and maintenance of the common areas. If there is a cleaning schedule, then you must respect it. If you fail to do so, a professional cleaning crew can ultimately be sent at your expense
  • If there is a bill for damages/cleaning upon inspection of the common areas the bill will be split between both the tenants in the shared room
  • Pays attention to the other tenants living there and respect that everyone must compromise to the extent where you can both study and socialize in the residence.
  • Adheres to the general house rules in the hall of residence.
  • Is prepared to face and address issues with the other residents and solve problems in a civilized and democratic fashion. The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation solely gets involved if the tenants are from the Housing Foundation and have already attempted a solution on their own.