How to apply for accommodation?
Steps to apply for the accommodation
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About student accommodation
’Kollegiekontoret’ manages student accommodation in Aarhus, as Business Academy Aarhus does not provide accommodation for its students.
Nordhavnsgade 1, 1st floor
8000 Aarhus C
Tel. +45 8613 2166 - press 2 and then 2
Their website, www.studenthousingaarhus.com, contains instructions in English for applying for a room, as well as a list with dormitories, listed according to town areas and room types (single, couple, couple with children).
Applications must be made well before coming to Aarhus, as the demand is extremely high and the number of places limited. The waiting times are also usually long, but most students are able to find accommodation through 'Kollegiekontoret’ if they apply early.
The application should include all the dormitories the student would like to apply for since offers will be made according to the number of free rooms in each dormitory, according to the waiting times as well as to the amount of students applying for the same type of accommodation.
IMPORTANT: To increase your chances do register for accommodation as soon as possible - even before you receive you admission letter. Please note that the application has to be renewed once every month.
The dormitories are of different standard as ’Kollegiekontoret’ uses different buildings for student housing.The biggest student residences (where you have the largest chances of actually getting a room) are: Hejredalskollegiet and Skjoldhøjkollegiet.Only Skjoldhøjkollegiet and Ravnsbjergkollegiet offer furnished rooms.
The prices for student accommodation vary according to the type of room, to the location and to other amenities. Usually, the rent for a single room ranges from 1,400 to 3,000 DKK per month. The rent has to be paid in advance, at the beginning of each month.
A deposit is mandatory when moving into a new room. The amount to be paid varies (it is usually larger for private accommodation), but it usually amounts to the equivalent of 2 to 3 months’ rent.
What to bring
Even if you live in one of the furnished student residences, you will still need to bring a blanket/duvet and bed sheets. Cutlery and dishes may be available in the common kitchens, as well as cooking utensils.
Long-term private accommodation
There is also the possibility of renting a room or an apartment on your own. There are usually ads in the newspapers, and real estate agencies have a list of available places to rent. While the rent can be smaller in some cases (but not all), the deposit is usually larger when it comes to private accommodation.
If you arrive in Aarhus during the weekend or at a time when your room is not available, there are several options
for short-term stays (please note, however, that these are rather expensive compared to the monthly rent of a student residence room).
The following are some of the youth hostels in Aarhus:
• City Sleep-In: www.citysleep-in.dk (if you have an ISIC card, you can get a student
• Danhostel: www.danhostel.dk
• Aarhus Bed and Breakfast: www.aarhus-bed-and-breakfast.dk
It is also possible to put up a tent or rent a cabin at a camping site:
• Camping Blommehaven: http://blommehavenuk.dcu.dk/
• Aarhus Camping: http://www.aarhuscamping.dk/ (only in danish - but "Kontakt" means "Contact")
• Ajstrup Stand Camping: http://ajstrupcamping.dk/en
There is also a number of hotels in Aarhus, with higher prices than the hostels, which can be found either at www.visitaarhus.com or at www.aarhus.dk