UCL assists international students in Odense, Vejle, Svendborg and Jelling with housing in student residence halls or with private landlords.

Legal terms of renting

Student housing in Denmark is offered on the same terms as other rental housing and is highly regulated by law. This means that you will typically:

  • pay a deposit equivalent to up to 3 months of rent, which will be refunded 4-6 weeks after your lease ends unless there are any outstanding bills or renovation costs
  • move-in dates are the 1st or the 15th of the month
  • you will need to give 3 months’ notice to terminate you lease
  • you might be required to pay rent for the 14 days following your move-out date to allow for any necessary renovation of your unit

Understanding how it all works

While these requirements may seem onerous at first, they are lawful, and residence halls are typically well maintained and offer an important social dimension to your stay in Denmark.

University College Lillebaelt will help you make sense of lease agreements, termination notices and other paperwork connected with housing.

Typical Cost of Housing

Prices for student accommodation vary, but are typically around DKK 2200-2800 per month for a single room and DKK 1600-1800 for a shared room.

Deposits normally range from DKK 5-7000, which will be returned to you unless there are any damage to your room and/or common areas.

International students receive housing on equal terms with Danish students, and prices are within the norm in Denmark, although the Danish cost of living may seem high depending on your home country.

How to apply for accommodation

You apply for housing in the online application form, where you indicate if you would like UCL International Office to offer you housing opportunities.

How to Apply


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