All international students at the University of Southern Denmark are guaranteed housing when moving to Odense if they do not live in Denmark when applying for their study programme.
On this page, you can find all relevant information about this, including information about housing options, the application process as well as answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Housing options in Odense
640 rooms in an international environment, situated in the western part of Odense, 7 km from the University, 4 km from the centre of town.
The largest student residence in the city. A mixture of Danish and international students at both bachelor’s and master’s levels. You share a kitchen and bathroom with one other student – possibly of another sex. Every room has internet access. Linen and kitchen items are not provided by the landlord.
The monthly rent, including utilities, is approx. DKK 2,600.
520 rooms, 4 km from the centre of town, 1 km from the University.
A mixture of Danish and international students at both master’s and bachelor’s levels. You have your own bathroom and share a kitchen with 14 other students. Linen and kitchen items are not provided by the landlord.
The monthly rent, including utilities, is approx. DKK 2,200 DKK.
Only available for the autumn semester. Located about 4 km from the centre of town, and 3–4 km from the University. Dalum Landbrugsskole, Academy of Agricultural Business, Denmark is an agricultural college. Linen is provided by the landlord. No kitchen items are needed, as there is no kitchen. Three daily meals are included in the price.
The prices are maximum DKK 4,000 per month, including board.
Only available for full-degree students. Opened in 2015, Campus House is a 14-storey building just a 5-minute walk from the University. You will have your own room and share a common area and three kitchens with up to 24 Danish and international students. Linen and kitchen items are not provided by the landlord.
Rent, including utilities, is approx. DKK 3,600 per month. The use of a bicycle is included in the rent, but you must pay a deposit of DKK 500.
We offer a variety of privately rented rooms across Odense. You will have your own room and share 1–4 bathrooms and kitchens with 2–16 other students.
In many cases, this accommodation is like a dormitory or a student hall, only privately rented. In some of the privately rented apartments, linen and kitchen items will be provided by the landlord. If this is the case for your accommodation, it will say so in the Welcome Letter sent to you after you have accepted the offer of accommodation.
The monthly rent is between DKK 2,200–3,500.
Primarily for full-degree students. Østerbro 1 is a large apartment block
with shared apartments and studio apartments, right in the centre of Odense.
The building was finished in the summer of 2022, and it is located a few
minutes’ walk from the light rail and only 15-minutes by bicycle from SDU.
All apartments are fully furnished.
The shared apartments are primarily for students on a full degree at SDU. You will have your own room and share a kitchen and bathroom with two other students.
The rent, including all utilities, internet, etc., varies between DKK 3,600–4,100 DKK. You can see the shared apartments here .
The studio apartments can house two people and are therefore intended for students who are coming to Odense with a spouse or partner. The studio apartments also house PhD students and other international SDU staff.
The rent, including all utilities, internet, etc., is approx. DKK 6,100. You can see the studio apartments here .
Application process in Odense
You should apply for housing soon after your application to SDU, even if you are not sure of being offered a place.
Bachelor and master’s students can apply for accommodation 3 days after they have submitted the application for their study programme.
If you are not offered a place, your application for Student Housing will be cancelled automatically.
To be guaranteed Student Housing you must apply before the deadline:
- September admission: 1 May
- February admission: 1 November
You apply for Student Housing by filling out an online application form at sduhousing.sdu.dk.
You will not receive an offer of Student Housing until you have received your official acceptance letter from SDU.
We begin sending out offers from 1 June for the autumn semester and from 1 November for the spring semester. The offer will be sent by email from Odense Accommodation Office. Please note that not everyone will receive an offer on June 1st, as it may take some weeks to send out offers to all students.
If you have been offered a place on a study programme at SDU, but you have not received an offer of accommodation within 2 weeks after you have received your acceptance letter, please contact the Accommodation Office at email@example.com.
In the email with the offer of Student Housing, you will find a link, which you use to accept or decline the offer.
You have 6 days to accept the offer of housing. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, or if you decline the offer, the offer will be cancelled and you cannot expect to receive another offer.
Within a few days of accepting the housing offer, you will receive an email with a Welcome Letter. In this letter, you can find information about:
- Your accommodation
- Termination notice
- Moving out inspection
It is important that you read this letter carefully. If you miss a deadline for signing the contract or paying the deposit, you risk losing your Student Housing and we will not necessarily be able to offer you anything else.
You pay rent from the day your accommodation is available. It may be as
early as 1 August/1 January, but can also be as late as 1 September/1
February. You can arrive later if you prefer, but you still have to pay rent from the day your accommodation is available
You will usually be asked to pay the first month’s rent and deposit one month before you arrive. This should be paid by international bank transfer. You can find more information on when and how to pay the rent and deposit in the Welcome Letter that is sent to you when you have accepted the offer of accommodation.
Yes, you are welcome to put in a request if you know which of our housing
options you would prefer. However, we cannot guarantee you’ll be offered
your requested accommodation.
You can state your request in the ‘General comments’ section when you fill out your application. Please add a 1st and 2nd priority.
Pets are not allowed in any of the Student Housing. This also applies for pets in cages or terrarium.
The Accommodation Office only offers single or double rooms, so you will not be able to stay in the Student Housing with a child. If you need family housing, you can apply for generel Student Housing in Odense at Studiebolig Odense. Please note that the housing offered on this site will be unfurnished.
The Accommodation Office mostly offers single rooms, where only one person is allowed to stay. However, there are a limited number of housing options where you can live two people. The options are a studio apartment at Østerbro 1 or a double room at Campus House. See housing options above.
We cannot guarantee that we can offer you Student Housing for two people, as there is a limited number of this housing option. Alternatively, we can offer you a single room.
Please see how to apply below:
If you want to live with your spouse/partner who will not be a student at SDU: When you send your housing application, you must state the name and email of your spouse/partner in the "Generel comments" section. Please also state that you will be bringing your spouse/partner, and that you prefer Student Housing for two people.
If you want to live with your spouse/partner who will also be a student at SDU: When you send your housing application, both of you must state each others name under the "Generel comments" section. If only one of you does this, we will not be able to offer you housing together. Please also state that you are a couple, and that you prefer Student Housing for two people
Yes, you can request to live at the same address as a fellow student, but in seperate rooms. However, we cannot guarantee that we can offer you a room at the same address.
You can state your request in the "Generel comments" section when you fill out your application. Please note that you must both request to live at the same address. Otherwise, we cannot send you offers for the same address.
The guarantee for accommodation applies once only. If you decide to extend
your stay, you will either need to keep your accommodation or give it up and
find something new on your own.
If you leave Denmark for a period (e.g. sabbatical leave, internship or exchange stay), we cannot guarantee new accommodation for you when you return to Denmark.
We will, of course, try to help you as best we can.
If you are a returning student, please do not apply via the online application portal. Instead, you should write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state why you need accommodation, when you need it and how much you can pay each month, including utilities.
If we find accommodation for you, please note that you cannot expect to get a room before 15 February for the spring semester. Many students have exams until the end of January and will not vacate the rooms before then. Due to this overlap, we will probably not be able to offer you accommodation before 1 February.
All rooms are furnished with a bed, a desk, shelves, a chair and a lamp.
In some cases, linen and kitchen items will be provided free of charge by the landlord. If this is the case for your accommodation, it will say so in the Welcome Letter sent to you after you have accepted the offer of accommodation.
If linen and kitchen items are not provided by the landlord, the following applies:
- Exchange students: Linen and kitchen items are not provided by SDU, and you must bring or buy these yourself.
- Full-degree students: SDU offers a linen bag and a kitchen box to all full-degree students. You do not have to apply or ask for this separately – the linen bag and kitchen box can be found in your accommodation when you arrive. The linen bag includes a bed pad, duvet, pillow, 2 sets of bedclothes, 2 towels and 2 bath towels, 2 wash cloths and a package of dish towels. The kitchen box includes plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots and pans.
You will receive information on how to get your key in the Welcome Letter.
The deadline for giving notice is carefully described in your tenancy agreement.
Notice must always be given in writing to the Accommodation Office using a special form. The termination notice of tenancy agreement will be in your welcome folder or sent as a link in the Welcome Letter.
All landlords require that you move out of the accommodation 14 days before your tenancy agreement expires for them to prepare the accommodation for the next tenant. If you have any doubts about how to give notice, please contact the Accommodation Office upon arrival, as a late termination notice may result in additional costs for you.
In connection with giving notice, you are required to make an agreement for a moving out inspection. You can hand in your keys to the landlord's caretaker at the inspection.
The landlord’s caretaker will inspect the accommodation in your presence and make a note of what needs to be done. If needed, the accommodation will be painted, and floors will be sanded and lacquered.
The expense will be deducted from your deposit.
The inspection notes, both upon moving in and moving out, should be available to you in English. If this is not the case, please contact the Accommodation Office before signing anything.
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