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All residences are located in and around the city center of Copenhagen and have direct access to public transport, even though everybody uses a bike in Copenhagen. You will be able to reach campus within a maximum of 15-25 minutes by bike. You have grocery shopping opportunities within a 5-10 minutes’ walk from all residences.

 

ALLOCATION OF HOUSING

KEA Housing offer two kinds of student accommodation. Most students are accommodated in a shared apartment, where you will live with 2-3 other KEA students, signing one contract and share expenses and responsibilities equally. A few students are accommodated in rooms in a student hall, sharing a kitchen with 8 other KEA students. Apartment and room sizes may differ.

KEA Housing allocate rooms and apartments. This means that you cannot choose your roommates. If you have certain preferences due to health problems, disability or similar you can let us know, and we will try to accommodate your needs.

 

FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT

All residences are furnished with basic, quality furniture. The bedrooms contain one bed, a table and chair, dresser/wardrobe, desk lamp, duvet and pillow. In the common areas/kitchens you find a dining table and chairs. Also all kitchens are equipped with basic kitchen utensils, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and a water boiler. If you need special housekeeping items such as microwaves or iron and iron board you will have to purchase them.

All residences have or have access to a vacuum cleaner, a mop and bucket. Detergents are not included.

All residences have or have access to a washing machine and tumble dryer

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING

You will need to bring bed sheets and linens (90 x 200 cm), towels and your personal belongings. Everything else you might need you can buy nearby the student residences. It is not allowed to bring extra furniture into the rooms or apartments.

 

RENT AND DEPOSIT

You pay the deposit and rent for the entire lease period within a specified deadline before your arrival.

Depending on the size of the apartment and number of residents, the monthly rent varies from 3600 – 4700 DKK per person including expenses for water, heating and electricity. KEA Housing provides a complimentary Wi-Fi.

Residents also pay a deposit of 2000 DKK per person. The deposit is a security for KEA in case of breach of contract or if tenants do not leave the apartment clean and in a proper condition when moving out. Expenses for extra cleaning and repairs will be drawn from the deposit. If the apartment is left as received and there are no outstanding amounts to be settled the tenant can expect the full deposit back. 

 

MEDIA LICENSE

In Denmark you are legally obligated to pay a Media License. The Media License covers appliances such as TV sets, computers with internet access, mobile phones and similar electronic devices that also work as a television or a computer. The media license is not included in the rent. If you are contacted by DR Media License, you have to accept and pay the media fee amounting to 210 DKK per month.

 

TENANCY AGREEMENT AND PAYMENTS

KEA Housing will forward a Tenancy Agreement with information on how and when to pay the deposit and rent payment. Students must sign and return the tenancy agreement by a specified deadline.

The tenancy agreement cover one semester, in a fixed-term lease. This means that you cannot terminate the lease. KEA will not refund any part of the rent payment if you move out before the expiration of the lease.

When signing the tenancy agreement you agree to abide by the House Rules in place. Failure to do so is considered a breach of contract and will result in termination of the lease. 

 

EXTENDING YOUR STAY

In general you can only stay with KEA Housing for one semester. We make exceptions to this rule if:

  • You are an ERASMUS student and have made a 2 semester exchange agreement prior to your arrival at KEA
  • You are an ERASMUS student and manage to extend your ERASMUS exchange agreement while you are studying at KEA
  • You are a Canadian student doing a degree completion.

If you are staying with KEA Housing for the Spring semester and Autumn semester you can request an expansion of the second lease to include the summer holiday.

 

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

KEA Housing expects students to maintain the apartment in a good condition. There is no cleaning service. As a tenant you are obliged to clean your room properly at least once a week. This is also the rule for the common areas, kitchen and bathroom. Therefore, KEA Housing oblige students to make a weekly cleaning schedule, so that everyone gets involved in this task.

If the apartment need maintenance or furniture, equipment and installations need repairs or replacement you need to contact the landlord or the janitors (find contact forms under “CONTACT”).

 

INSURANCE, THEFT AND RESPONSIBILITY

KEA Housing does not cover theft and damages of personal belongings during a break-in in your apartment or room. Make sure you have home insurance.

Damage to inventory caused by a tenants or a tenants’ visitors must be paid for by the tenants or their insurance. We recommend that you purchase a public liability insurance.

KEA does not offer insurance of personal belongings, public liability or any other kind.

If KEA’s inventory is stolen or broken during a break-in KEA Housing will cover the expenses.

As a European citizen, make sure to have a European Health Insurance Card. This will cover your first weeks in Denmark. You obtain it from the local authorities in your home country. International, overseas students must obtain a private travel health insurance.

 

MOVE IN DATE, KEYS AND MORE

With your accommodation offer you will receive all the practical information regarding move in date, how to get your keys, etc. Directions can be found under the description of each residence.

 

DIRECTIONS

For directions to the residences go to the specific residence, using the left hand menu. You can also always use www.rejseplanen.dk and choose English in the top right corner. You have the option to insert your time of departure/arrival to get an updated schedule of public transportation. Please note that you have to write “København H” for Copenhagen Central Station.

 

STUDYING AND LIVING IN DENMARK

Read more about studying and living in Denmark, health insurance, residence permit, working while studying etc.

www.studyindenmark.dk

www.nyidanmark.dk

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