Who are the dorms for?

The IT University has access to dorm rooms, which we allocate to our international students. We offer accommodation to all inbound exchange students (for the autumn and spring semester only - not for Summer University exchange students). Further, we may be able to give residence places to some full degree students during their first or/and second semester of studies on a 'first come - first served' basis. We call your attention that enrolment at the IT University is a precondition for renting a dorm room.

Application process

Exchange students apply for housing along with the application for exchange, and full degree students apply within the following deadlines:

  • The spring semester: 1 November 
  • The autumn semester: 1 June 

Fill in the housing application form and send it to sap@itu.dk.

If we offer you housing, you will receive further information about the booking process and an invitation to the booking system from Housing Foundation Copenhagen.

The renting period

The semester accommodation periods are as follows:

  • The spring semester: 1 February to 14 July 
  • The autumn semester: 15 July to 31 January 

If you rent a dorm in the spring semester, you will have the possibility to extend the accommodation period throughout the summer. Moreover, full degree students renting a dorm in the autumn semester might be able to prolong the accommodation period with an additional semester depending on vacancies in the spring semester.

The residence halls

The dorm rooms are of similar standard and distance to the IT University and the city is easily manageable by bike and/or public transport. Most of the dorms are single rooms. However, we have access to a limited number of dorm rooms for couples. Only the student renting the dorm must be a student at the IT University. Click on 'More' below to see the housing options and the monthly rent. 

Signalhuset (28 dorms) 

Signalhuset is located in the area in Amager called Ørestad and is within walking distance to the metro from where you can easily get to central Copenhagen. It is a modern hall of residence built in 2006. Signalhuset is divided into sections which resembles individual apartments. Each section consists of 4 single rooms which each share 2 bathrooms and 1 kitchen/small common area. The apartments are mixed gender. The hall of residence has elevators and a laundry mat. There is also a room which can be rented for social events.

The monthly rent varies from 3446 to 3515 DDK. You can read about the Signalhuset on the web page of Housing Foundation Copenhagen.

Tietgenkollegiet (4 dorms) 

Tietgenkollegiet was ready for the first students to move in at the end of August 2006. Tietgenkollegiet is located in Amager, in an upcoming area with several new student halls and the Amager Campus of University of Copenhagen. You are close to both the inner city and to Amager beach with a view to Sweden. The building consists of 6 floors and contains 360 rooms and the residence is fitted with elevators. The rooms are single rooms with private bathroom and shared kitchens. There is one kitchen per 12 rooms.
Please note, at Tietgenkollegiet you are expected to become a part of the community and to participate in the social life of the residence hall.

The montly rent varies from 4481 to 4659 DDK. You can read about Tietgenkollegiet on the web page of Housing Foundation Copenhagen

Øresundskollegiet (9 dorms: 5 single - 4 double) 

Øresundskollegiet is one of the largest student residences in Copenhagen with approximately 1025 rooms. The single rooms have private kitchen and bathroom. The rooms for couples also have a living room. The residence has several facilities such as a pool table, table tennis, study rooms, exercise equipment and sauna as well as terraces and a bar. There is also a common kitchen on each floor.

The montly rent for the single dorms are 2924 DDK. The monthly rent for the double dorms varies from 4769 to 5091 DDK. You can read about Øresundskollegiet on the web page of Housing Foundation Copenhagen

Fully furnished 

All dorms are fully furnished.

Administration and handling fee

Administration and handling fee is paid once per semester to Housing Foundation Copenhagen. The fee is 6300 DDK.



EU/EEA students

All exchange students need to get an EU residence permit. EU/EEA students can get this after arrival.

Non-EU/EEA students

EU students must apply for a residence permit to stay in Denmark for more than three months. Please note, if your home country has a visa requirement you must obtain the residence permit to enter Denmark. If you are a citizen of a visa-free country, you can enter Denmark without the residence permit, if you have not received your residence permit prior to your arrival to Denmark. You will find the list of countries with visa requirement and visa-free countries on the web page of New to Denmark.

Application process

The IT University will assist you with information about the application process for the residence permit. Normally, the processing time is up to 2 months. You can have an overview of the process on the web page of New to Denmark. On the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark you will see where to have your biometric features recorded. Before you start up the process, please make sure that your passport is valid during your stay in Denmark.

Find out more about the application process in this instruction video.

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Living in Denmark


You will automatically receive Danish Health Insurance when you are staying in Denmark for a period longer than three months, via the National Danish Security Number (CPR). This gives you the right to free medical treatment by doctors and in hospitals. Dental treatment and home transportation is not included. You must have a third party liability insurance and a home insurance to cover your personal belongings.

Non-EU students: Please be aware that the Danish health insurance does not cover you during your first six weeks.

Living expenses  

Living expenses in Copenhagen are on average 6.500 DKK per month/ app. 870€/ app. 745£ / app. 960 $ (exchange rate November 2019).

For more information about living and studying in Denmark:



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