You should begin to search for accommodation a long time before you arrive, as it can be difficult to find suitable accommodation before the beginning of a semester. At the University of Southern Denmark we do our very best to help and ensure that all our international students get accommodation.
The terms for housing differ slightly from campus to campus. To get all the details, look at the relevant campus (on your right hand side).
Deposit and Prepaid Rent
The landlord may ask you to pay the first months rent, a deposit and prepaid rent before you sign the contract.
- The Deposit acts as an guarantee for the expenses there might be when you move out from the apartment. The amount is typical the same amount as 3 months rent.
- The Prepaid Rent is also typical the same amount as 3 months of rent. Prepaid rent is intended to be used from the time you terminate the tenancy agreement and until you move out from the apartment.
In Denmark you are expected to have contents insurance. If you choose not to take out insurance for your housing, you should be aware that there is no coverage for you in case of burglary or fire.
Studystart is unfortunately the peak season for accommodation fraudsters who are ingeniously and creatively trying to scam the property seekers with fake ads, money under the table or accommodation they do not own.
We strongly advise to use the accommodation offers that the University of Southern Denmark provides. If you, however, decide to seek accommodation on your own, please keep these guidelines in mind:
- Please be aware of unrealistic cheap accommodation offers in comparison to other accommodation offers in the neighbourhood
- Never pay money under the table in order to move up in the queue. It is illegal and you have no legal possibility to have your money back.
- We strongly advise against using Western Union or other online payment services as your payment is untraceable and there is no possibility for you to have your money back.
- Never pay rent or deposit upfront before having seen the accommodation
Mandatory TV Applience Fee
In Denmark every household has to pay a media licence if the house hold has any electric appliances such as TV, radio, video, DVD, computer with internet access, mobile phone or similar electronic devices that work as a television or radio receiver.
As a student in Denmark with your own room, you will be a household. You should therefore expect to have to pay this fee while you are Denmark. You pay approximately DKK 206 per month or 1238 per 6 months.