Signalhuset Kollegiet – University of Copenhagen

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Hall of Residence; Signalhuset Kollegiet

Please pay attention if you book a room in building in 11B, 11D or 11F (fall 2017) there will be 5 days for renovating the floors. That means the common areas have to be cleared for the workers. There will appear some dust.

Signalhuset is located in the area in Amager called Ørestad and is within walking distance to the metro from where you can easily get to central Copenhagen. It is a modern hall of residence built in 2006 and a somewhat untraditional hall of residence in the sense that is divided into apartments with single rooms for 4 students who share two bathrooms and one kitchen with a small common area. Ørestad is a newly developed area and there is still some construction going on in the area and greenery etc. has not yet been fully established. Across the street from Signalhuset you find Fields shopping mall, so it is easy for you to do your daily shopping.

Deciding whether Signalhuset Kollegiet is right for you

Signalhuset Kollegiet is reserved for students.
Signalhuset is a good option for the student who wants to get into close and easy contact with other students. This also requires of you that you do what you can get along with other students, participate in cleaning chores, solving disputes, being considerate when playing music, having guests over etc. to a higher degree than a traditional hall of residence with many rooms along a hallway.

Here are a couple of student produced videos of what it's like to live at Signalhuset:

http://vimeo.com/114220955

http://vimeo.com/112895647

Videos produced by Olivia Parkinson

Address
Signalhuset kollegium
Arne Jacobsens Allé 11 A-E
2300 Copenhagen S

Map

You can find a map of the residence here.

Key Pick-up for Signalhuset

Signalhuset is one of the few residences where the keys are to be picked up AND handed back at the residence’s office: Signalhuset office (Arne Jacobsens allé 11E, DK- 2300 Copenhagen S, ground floor reception, 

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am-10 am.

You can e-mail the inspectors at: Afdeling.785-0@net.lejerbo.dk if you want to make arrangements to pick up keys on a day when the office is not normally open. However, you can still only expect to pick up keys during normal working hours and not at night or during the weekend.

Key Return
It is advised that you return the keys directly to Lasse and Anders in the opening hours or by appointment.

Keys can be returned in the designated mail box for key return. It is located just outside the inspector’s office in 11E. Please make sure to put all you received in a closed envelope clearly marked with name and room number.

It is you own responsibility to return all keys in the administrator’s mailbox. If the keys cannot be found inside the mailbox, then we can only hold the tenant accountable for this. Hence, it is strongly recommended that you return the keys directly.

Type of Accommodation
Signalhuset houses 288 students. The UCPH Housing Foundation facilitates 193 of these to International students at the University of Copenhagen. The rooms are specific, so if you hear about a vacancy in the residence it may not be a room which the UCPH Housing Foundation has access to. Most of the other rooms in the residence are facilitated by the organisation called CIU to Danish students and international full degree students. These rooms do not have the services from the UCPH Housing Foundation of furniture, lower deposit etc.
The Signalhuset kollegium is divided into sections which resembles individual apartments. Each section consists of 4 single rooms which each share 2 bathrooms and 1 kitchen/small common area. The apartments are mixed gender. The hall of residence has elevators and a laundry mat. There is also a party room which can be rented for social events.
 
Rooms/Size
The rooms are approx. 10-12 m2 excluding your share of the common areas and 20-25 m2 including your share of the common areas.

Furniture and inventory list

Please find an inventory list for rooms in Signalhuset Kollegium 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.

The common areas are usually already furnished by Danish students living in the apartment but if they are empty; the international student can apply for a table and chairs and/or a sofa for the common areas.

Bathroom
Each section has 2 bathrooms which are to be shared between the 4 students.

Kitchen
Each section has 1 kitchen which is to be shared between the 4 students.

Laundry
Laundry is included in your rent. There is a laundromat in the base of the building.
If your laundry card does not work, it has most likely not been "opened" since the last student. Please contact the inspectors in Signalhuset. Note that detergents and fabric softener is automatically fed into the machines.


Internet Connection and TV
You will be able to gain access to the Internet. The UCPH Housing Foundation does not provide you with a TV. 

Transportation
Signalhuset is located in the area in Amager is within walking distance to the metro station called Ørestad. The University of Copenhagen in Amager is where the Danish language course and the Faculty of Humanities are located but the easy metro connection makes the residence suitable for students studying in any department. Please use www.rejseplanen.dk to see a map and travelling times with public transportation.

Parking
The Signalhuset kollegium does not have its own parking area. You may find it difficult to find a place to park in the street and that it may prove costly.


Smoking policy in the building
Smoking is not allowed in any of the residences offered by the UCPH Housing Foundation.  However, there are other rules applying for your neighbors if they didnt rent via the UCPH Housing Foundation.  In the Signalhuset kollegium it is generally allowed to smoke in the tenants personal room, so your neighbours might smoke and it is possible that a tenant smoked in your room before you moved in.
In the shared areas it is only permitted to smoke if all students agree on this. Otherwise, it is strictly forbidden. The rules go for your guests as well.


Rent
The price range including utilities (on-account) is approximately DKK 4100 to 4300 a 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.  

Signalhuset

Gallery

Example of a room

Example of a room

Example of a bathroom

Common kitchen