Danish universities do not have campuses with university housing. Instead, Kollegiums, co-ed residential buildings, house students from all of Denmark’s educational institutions and are spread across the greater Copenhagen area.
While living in a Kollegium you get the opportunity to meet students who are between 20-30 years old and are studying diverse disciplines for varying lengths of time, since Danes and Europeans do not pursue higher education at a specified age or time.
You may be the only DIS student or one of many DIS students living at your Kollegium. Some Kollegium rooms will have their own kitchenette, while others share a kitchen with up to 10 local students, so choose this housing option if you are ready to proactively meet Danish and international students by knocking on your neighbor’s door!
- A place to meet Danish and international students, while still having a DIS support system
- Living alongside students who come from a variety of backgrounds and are involved across the city in diverse ways
This housing option is right for you if, you are willing to:
- Have a high-level of independence, be self-driven, seek friendships with your hallmates, and initiate social events at the start of the Session, as the level of interaction varies per Kollegium
- Live in the metropolitan area
- Commute from home to DIS using the many choices of public transportation available in Copenhagen – you can use this time to do homework, take a nap, or just listen to your favorite tunes and enjoy the view
- Share a room or have your own room. The room sizes vary and there are single, double, and triple rooms
- Share a bathroom with up to three other residents on your floor (note: bathroom facilities might be shared with members of the opposite sex) or maintain/clean your own private bathroom
- Share a kitchen with hallmates or use a kitchenette in your room
- Do your own grocery shopping and cook for yourself
- Share cleaning responsibilities for your own room, as well as the common areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living room
What this Housing Option Provides
To find out what is included in each housing option, go to Comprehensive Housing and Student Affairs Inclusions.
You will preference your housing choices during the registration process.
If you are placed in a Kollegium, DIS will find the best fit for you by using your housing comments and information you have listed in registration, as well as the mandatory short essay, where you specify what pros and cons you imagine there might be in this housing option.