Shared Apartments – University of Copenhagen

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Shared Apartments for students

Housing is scarce in Copenhagen, which means that it is difficult for students to have their own quaint, cheap flat. Sharing is not only economical, but it helpful when your friends and family are far away. It is nice to have flatmates who are in the same situation.

The shared apartments that the Housing Foundation offers vary: 

  • 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.
  • Some apartments are shared with other international students and guests who are not tenants of the Housing Foundation

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

Shared Rooms/A and B rooms

Within our Shared Apartments, there are some 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 Shared Apartments:

  • Gimle
  • A/B Alleen

Is a shared apartment right for me?

The Housing Foundation does not offer shared apartments that are same sex only. 

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.

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

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 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.