Slagelse has around 32,000 inhabitants and is West Zealand’s largest shopping town with cosy and attractive squares and a lively café life.
Copenhagen and Odense are within easy reach as there is excellent public transport (train and bus services) and the motorway is just outside town. Read more about the city of Slagelse in our guide to Campus Life.
Application and terms
How to apply for accommodation
Simply fill out the online form at sduhousing.sdu.dk
Autumn semester: 1 May
Spring semester: 1 November
Applications received after deadline cannot be guaranteed accommodation!
Please note that we only find accommodation for you once. If you decide to extend your stay, you will either have to keep your accommodation or give it up and find something new on your own.
If you leave Denmark for a period of time (eg. 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.
Details of the terms are stated in the relevant application form. Read the terms carefully before signing and sending the accommodation form.
When do you receive information
You receive an email with information on your accommodation from the Accommodation Office in July for the autumn semester and in late December/early January for the spring semester. This is true if you applied for accommodation by the application deadline.
We have two kinds of student flats, one- and two-room-flats. The one-room-flats have 24 m2, while the two-roomflats have 39 m2. Two students can share this kind of flats.
The rooms have separate shower and toilet as well as a fully equipped kitchen.
All rooms are furnished with a desk, a bed, and a closet/wardrobe. Lamps, curtains and a small table are also
All accommodations has Internet access
You are welcome to put in a request if you know which of our accommodation options you would prefer, but we
cannot guarantee you'll be offered your request.
Payment, notice and inspection
When do you start paying for your accommodation?
You pay rent from the day your accommodation is available. It may be as early as August 1st/January1st but can also be as late as September 1st/February 1st. If your room is available from August 1st, you pay rent from August 1st even if you do not arrive until e.g. August 25th or some other day after August 1st.
If your accommodation is not available until September 1st/February 1st, you will have the possibility of signing up for temporary accommodation. You receive information about this together with the information on your accommodation. You do not have to pay the deposit or the first month’s rent until you have arrived in Odense. You are asked to pay:
By way of a payment slip (girokort) enclosed with your tenancy agreement. You can pay the payment slip at the post office or go to the bank to pay it.
By way of bank transfer. The information will be enclosed with your tenancy agreement. If you would prefer to pay the deposit and the first month’s rent before you come to Denmark, you receive information on how to do this when you receive information on your accommodation in
If you plan to pay your rent with a credit card when you arrive, you should be aware that most credit cards have a max amount that you can withdraw per month and sometimes also per day.
Generally, your accommodation is yours until you give written notice to the Accommodation Office of the University of Southern Denmark. A few students have a time limited tenancy agreement and do not have to give notice.
The notice varies, but can be as much as 3 months. It is usually only possible to give notice the 1st or the 15th of the month. So if you have 3 months notice, the following applies:
If you wish to stay in your room until July 1st, you must give notice April 15th because you pay rent 14 days after you move out. The 14 days are needed to prepare the room for the next tenant. This is also true for Danish tenants.
Those of you renting from a private landlord or subletting have individual terms. The information on payment, notice, inspection and keys below does therefore not necessarily apply to you.
Before you leave your accommodation, the janitor (portneren/vicevært) or landlord has to inspect your room to check that nothing has been damaged or needs painting or cleaning. It is important that you clean the room carefully, as you will otherwise be charged for cleaning. You should expect to have to pay for the room to be painted after you leave. The expenses of preparing the room for the next tenant will be subtracted from your deposit.
If for some reason your accommodation is not satisfactory on arrival, you should make sure to report it to us, the Accommodation Office, or the janitor within a few days, so that you will not be charged for anything when you leave.
It is very important that you hand in the key to your room when you leave. If the keys have not been handed in, a new lock has to be put in at your expense - as you cannot have access to a room that is no longer yours.
Four students show you how they live while studying at SDU.