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Full-degree students

Students studying on a full bachelor’s or master’s degree at SDU Sønderborg should apply for accommodation directly at the Sønderborg Accommodation Office, called Studiebolig Syd.

Please note that full-degree students are not guaranteed housing. You will apply under the same conditions as Danish students, and the rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. 

Full-degree students can apply for all types of room. The different options can be seen on Studiebolig’s website. The more rooms you apply for, the greater the chance you will receive an offer for the time the semester begins. 
An offer of housing will be sent directly via email from Studiebolig Syd.

For questions, you should contact Studiebolig Syd. 

Exchange students

Exchange students at the University of Southern Denmark are guaranteed housing when moving to Sønderborg if they do not live in Denmark when applying for their study programme.

Below you can find all relevant information about this, including information about housing options and the application process.


Housing options for exchange students in Sønderborg

All exchange students will be offered a room at Ungdomskollegiet or a room/apartment which is sublet by a Danish student who is going abroad for the semester.

You can read more about the two opstions below. 

If you want a specific option, you are welcome to request this under the General Comments section in your application. However, we cannot guaranee that we can offer you the requested option. 



Ungdomskollegiet is located at Skovvej 20, in Sønderborg.

Ungdomskollegiet is offered and administered by Studiebolig Syd. The housing offer, contract etc. will therefore be sent by Studiebolig Syd and not the SDU Accommodation Office. 

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, but can be rented for 80 DKK per month. The equipment package will be in your room when you arrive (see more under Equipment package below).

The monthly rent is DKK 2,224. You will also have to pay DKK 340 for utilties on account and DKK 80 as a tenants contribution.

You will have to pay a one-off deposit of DKK 5,000. The deposit will cover any potential damage when you move out.

The rooms are furnished with a desk, a couch that can be converted into a bed and a closet/wardrobe. Lamps, curtains and a small table are also included. 

You can rent an equipment package for a minimum of 6 months. The equipement package is standard and will be in your room when you arrive. If you do not want to equipment package, you have to contact Studiebolig Syd, and let them know that you do not want it. 

The price for renting an equipement package is 80 DKK per month. 

The package contains linen and kitchenware. More specifically, it contains: 1 quilt, 1 pillow, 1 thin top mattress, 2 sets of linen with sheets, 2 large towels, 2 small towels, 2 dish towels, 2 cloths, 1 waste bin, 2 mugs, 2 tumblers, 2 knives, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 teaspoons, 2 plates, 2 soup plates, 1 pot 1 ltr., 1 pot 3 ltr., 1 frying pan, 1 ladle, 1 palette knife, 1 paring knife, 1 kitchen knife, 1 bread knife, 1 water jug, 1 cutting board, 1 dish washing brush, 1 washin-up bowl, 1 plastic box, 1 canvas bag.


A telephone and data network, including internet connection, has been installed in all accommodation. The net is linked to the other halls of residence and the office.

Shared laundry, party room, fitness room, bike repair facilities.

Outdoor: soccer field, space for grill, cosy courtyard, volleyball field, parking, bike sheds.


Sublet from Danish SDU student

You may be offered an accommodation which is sublet by a Danish student. 

The accommodation can be located anywhere in Sønderborg, but will be within reasonable travel distance from SDU campus Sønderborg. 

The accommodationa can vary in size. Some may be a room with shared kitchen and bathroom at a shared apartment or dormitory, and others may be apartments with private kitchen and bathroom. 

If you have a certain request concerning size, number of rooms etc., please state this in the General Comments section in your application. Then, we will do out best to find a sublet that matches your request. But please note that there are no guanratess. 

The monthly rent for a sublet can be anywhere between DKK 2,500–3,800, including utilties and internet. The price will depend on the size, location and facilites of the accommodation. 

You will have to pay a one-time deposit, which will usually be equivalent to three months rent. 

All sublets are furnished.

The sublet will be euipped with basic kitchen items. 

In most cases, the sublet will be equipped with duvet, pillow, linen and sheets. You will be provided with a list of  the exact items present in the sublet when you receive your offer for accommodation. 


Application process for exchange students


You should apply for housing soon after your application to SDU, even if you are not sure of being offered a study place. If you are not offered a study place at SDU, you will not receive an offer for housing.

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

The process for receiving an offer will be different depending on whether you receive an offer for a room at Ungdomskollegiet or a sublet. Below, you can read more about the process for each.

However, similar for both cases is that you will receive an e-mail from SDU once it is time for you to do something. This will not happen until you have officially been accepted at SDU. Therefore, it may be quite some time from the time you make your application until you hear back from the Accommodation Office with an offer. 

Process if you are offered a room at Ungdomskollegiet fra Studiebolig Syd

The SDU Accommodation Office will send your name and email to Studiebolig Syd, and confirm to them, that you are eligible for guaranteed housing.

Studiebolig Syd will then contact you and ask you to complete an application on their own website, so they have all the information needed to make an official housing offer and a contract for you. It takes about 5 minutes to complete an application. For good measures, the SDU Accommodation Office will also send you an e-mail to let you know when it is time to apply at Studiebolig Syd's website. 

IMPORTANT: You will not receive an offer of Student Housing  from Studiebolig Syd until you have made an application on Studiebolig Syd’s website as explained above. If you fail to do so within the deadline specified by Studiebolig Syd in their e-mail to you, you will no longer be guaranteed housing.

When you have made the application on Studiebolig Syd’s website, they will send you an offer of accommodation. You can expect to hear from Studiebolig Syd regarding an offer of accommodation from 15 June for the fall semester and 15 November for the spring semester.

In the email with the offer of Student Housing, you will find a link, which you use to accept or decline the offer.

Remember to accept the offer, sign the contract, and pay the deposit and first month’s rent before the deadlines specified by Studiebolig Syd. If you do not, you will lose the accommodation, and they will not be able to offer you other accommodation.

Process if you are offered a sublet

You will receive an offer via e-mail directly from the SDU Accommodation Office. The deadline for responding to the offer will be within 6 days of receiving the offer. If you do not respond wihtin the deadline, the offer will be cancelled without further notice, and the Accommodation Office will not be able to offer you another accommodation

You can expect to receive this offer of accommodation from 1 June for the fall semester and 1 November for the spring semester.

The offer will contain relevant information about the accommodation, such is location, price, size and facilities. When available, the offer will contain pictures of the accommodation. 

The offer will also contain the name and contact information of the Danish student who will be subletting their room to you. You are welcome to contact him/her if you have any questions. 

If you accept the offer, you and the sublessor will finalize all the practicalities such as
 contract, payment, and arrival. Please note that these matters are solely between you (subtenant) and the Danish student (sublessor). The SDU Accommodation Office merely facilitates contact between you and the sublessor. 



Apply for Student Housing in another city

Searching for Student Housing in one of our other cities of study? Click on the city of your choice to read more and apply. 

Student Housing for exchange students

As a exchange student, you get guaranteed Student Housing in Sønderborg

Apply here

Contact for full-degree students

Studiebolig Syd

Skovvej 20 

6400 Sønderborg
Phone: +4574424849

See housing options and apply here

Contact for exchange students

Accommodation Office

Phone: +45 65 503053

or +45 65502995