Shared Apartments – University of Copenhagen

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Shared Apartments for students

As you have probably already found out, housing is scarce in Copenhagen, unless you have a lot of money to invest in real estate. Consequently, this is not the city where students have their own quaint, cheap flat: To be able to afford living in the city area many students share apartments. The upside of this economic arrangement is that it can be really nice to live with other people who are in the same phase of their lives, and when your friends and family are far away it is nice to have flatmates who are in the same situation.

IMPORTANT: None of our shared apartments are same sex only, meaning that we do not have shared apartments reserved just for girls or just for boys.  In Denmark it is very normal to live together despite sex and age differences, and you must be prepared for this.


Many students find this form of co-living both fun and inspirational so the UCPH Housing Foundation has managed to reserve a number of apartments in almost every part of the city for the usage of our international students and guests. The apartments vary in size and facilities offered:

  • Some apartments are shared by only two people and some are shared by up to five students.
  • In some of them we offer shared rooms to keep rental costs down. Kitchens and bathrooms are shared so is the responsibility of the tenants to keep it clean.
  • You will be sharing the apartment with other international students and guests, both male and female. In the ensuite two-room apartments (as well as in the shared studio-apartments) you always share with the same sex, however.

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

Is a shared apartment right for me?

When trying to decide if a shared apartment is the housing solution for you, keep in mind that a shared apartment is a smaller environment than a hall of residence: It may not be possible to hide and not participate, but on the other hand it is a very good opportunity to meet at least a few new people in a more personal way.

A shared apartment will often feel more like a home and your flatmates may get to feel like a family. However, sharing an apartment requires maturity and flexibility, as you must be prepared to address and solve problems as well as take part in the everyday routines - just like when you live in a family!

Common areas - common responsibilities!

You are responsible for keeping all areas you have access to tidy and clean at all times. You are required to participate in common area cleaning and keeping to a cleaning schedule if there is one. If you continuously fail to do so, a professional cleaning crew can ultimately be sent at your expense. Whenever someone is moving out of a room in a shared apartment, a thorough "spring cleaning" has to be carried out. When there are common areas all UCPH Housing Foundation tenants are expected to participate in carrying out the move-out “spring cleaning” even if not all tenants are moving out at the same time. If there is a bill for damages/cleaning upon inspection of the common areas the bill will be covered by the departing tenant(s).