Østerbro Kollegiet – University of Copenhagen

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Hall of Residence; Østerbro Kollegiet

Østerbro Kollegiet was transformed from a parking garage to a hall of residence in 2005 which gives the building a rustic and modern look. It is situated in eastern Copenhagen in Østerbro, one of the popular residential areas of Copenhagen. Østerbro offers a great variety of parks, cafés and shops. Østerbro Kollegiet is close to Østerbrogade, a street with excellent shopping opportunities as well as cafés and Park movie theatre and dance club.

Deciding whether Østerbro Kollegiet is right for you
Østerbro Kollegiet is for both students and guests.

Østerbro Kollegiet is a good option for the independent student who wants to have much privacy while still being in close proximity to other students, and who wants to live in one of the mundane areas.
The shared rooms are ideal for the student who wants to keep a low budget and who doesnt have a problem living very closely with a roommate.

Here is a student produced video of what it's like to live at Østerbro kollegiet:

http://vimeo.com/115493168

Video produced by Olivia Parkinson

Address
Strynøgade 5
2100 Copenhagen Ø 

Map

You can find a map of the residence here.

Type of accommodation
The building consists of 5 floors and a total of 102 studio flats. The UCPH Housing Foundation has reserved 101 rooms in this residence; the last room is rented out to a Danish student. Some of the rooms are shared rooms shared between two students. Each floor has a common room with a balcony. There is also a sizable outdoor roof terrace available to all the residents of Østerbro Kollegiet.
 
Rooms/Size
All rooms are studio flats (1 room) of between 17 and 26 square meters in size.

Common Kitchens and Roof Terrace

It is a responsibility of all residents that the common kitchens and the roof terrace is kept clean and tidy. Be considerate towards all others who would like to make use of these areas as well. All common premises, including the elevators, washrooms, stairways and hallways, must be cleaned after use if they carry remnants from a party.

It is prohibited to play music on the roof terrace, as this is disturbing to the neighbors. When there are social gatherings on the roof terrace please make sure you are considerate towards residents of the area and residents of Østerbro Kollegiet. Note that authorities dictate that there is a maximum limit of 50 people in a common kitchen.

Furniture and inventory lists
Please find an inventory list of a single room in Østerbro Kollegiet here.

Please find an inventory list of a shared room in Østerbro Kollegiet here.
 
Our various housing is not identically furnished; places have different sizes lay-outs and the furniture has been acquired at different points in time.

You are welcome to put in furniture of your own, BUT you are also required to remove it again upon departure - if you do not, the UCPH Housing Foundation will have to remove it on your behalf and forward the bill (easily a few thousand DKK) directly to you.

Bathroom
Each room has a private bathroom.
 
Kitchen
Each room has a private kitchenette equipped with basic kitchen utensils such as a pot, a pan, cutlery, cups, glasses and plates. The kitchenette has two cooking plates and a small refrigerator. If any basic utensils are missing, please stop by the UCPH Housing Foundation. We have a small stock of different items and you are welcome to see if we have what you are missing.
 
Laundry
Laundry facilities are available in the building. Laundry is not included in the rent but should be paid separately.

Short laundry guide: Go into the laundry room and load your card. Press ‘my account’ and see what the user number and password is. When you go online at www.saniva.dk you can log in with these details. If you wish to, you can change the password following. In your account you can add money on your laundry card with a credit card.

Here you can find the more detailed guide to the laundry system and who to call in case of problems.

Internet connection and TV
Østerbro Kollegiet has wireless internet for the residents. Network name and password for the wifi is posted in the halls, or you can ask your neighbors. In some rooms it is also possible to connect through the wall plug using a patch-cable. If you have the cable option and want to use it: Please make sure you plug into the WAN-gate – not the LAN-gate as you risk blocking the connection for other cabled users.

The UCPH Housing Foundation does not provide you with a TV. By Danish law, everyone who has an internet connection must pay media license. This expense is not included in your rent.

Transportation
Østerbro Kollegiet is located approximately 30 minutes from Frederiksberg Campus by public transportation and approximately 20 minutes by bike. To reach Nørre Campus you should expect 20 minutes by public transportation and 10 minutes by bike. Søndre Campus can be reached within approximately 25 minutes by bike and 30 minutes by public transportation while travel time to City Campus is between 15-20 minutes depending on whether you bike or take the bus. Please use www.rejseplanen.dk to see travelling times with public transportation and to plan your trip.
 
Parking
The UCPH Housing Foundation does not provide parking spaces in any of our residences.
Parking is available in the surrounding streets. A parking permit is required. However, parking in Copenhagen is very expensive and the UCPH Housing Foundation does not recommend you bring a car.

Smoking policy in the Residence
Smoking is not allowed in any of the residences offered by the UCPH Housing Foundation. However, there may be other rules applying for your neighbors if they didnt rent through the UCPH Housing Foundation.

Rent
The price range including utilities (on-account) is approximately DKK 5000 - 12.000 per month (though not paid monthly).

If you use more than the on-account utilities allocated in your rent, you will receive a bill. If you use less, you will receive a refund. 

You can see the precise rental amount of an option in the online system.

Applying for housing subsidy

Since the rooms in Østerbro Kollegiet have private kitchenettes, it is possible to apply for housing subsidy if you live in this residence and if you're renting the entire studio to yourself (so not possible if you're sharing a studio with someone else).

Østerbro Kollegiet

Standard bathroom

Standard kitchenette

Standard room

Standard room