Below you will find general information concerning accommodation.
Our advice is that you begin to search for accommodation as soon as possible, as it can be difficult to find suitable accommodation especially if you are bringing your family.
Most landlords requires that you pay the first month´s rent, a deposit and one month of prepaid rent, before you arrive. If you are staying for less than one month, some landlords will not require that you pay a deposit and prepaid rent.
The deposit is typically the same amount as 3 months of rent. This acts as a guarantee for the expenses, there might be, when you move out from the apartment. Please note, you will typically have to pay for painting, as the accommodation must be freshly painted for the next tenant. Furthermore, you will have to pay for any broken or missing item, along with cleaning, in case this is not done sufficiently when you move out.
The prepaid rent is typically 1 to 3 months of rent. Prepaid rent is intended to be used from the time, you terminate the tenancy agreement, and until you move out of the apartment.
Make sure to read your lease contract carefully and take note of the termination period.
We strongly advise to use the accommodation offers that SDU 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.
The terms for housing differ slightly from campus to campus, please find more information below.
You are welcome to contact the Accommodation Office at SDU for help to find a place to live in Denmark at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also check the housing associations in Sønderborg