Live with Local Students

Live as local students do in university housing.

Universities in Stockholm and Copenhagen do not have housing on their campuses. Instead, co-ed residential buildings accommodate university students across these cities. In Stockholm, these residences are called Studentboende and in Copenhagen, Kollegium.

Who Are the Local Students?

The students are between 20-30 years old and study a diversity of disciplines for varying lengths of time, since 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 housing. Some rooms will have their own kitchenette, while others share a kitchen with up to 10 students. Additionally, local students may be in and out or traveling during the summer weeks. Therefore, choose this housing option if you are ready to be proactive to meet local and international students and have a high-level of independence.

Student Profile

This housing option is right for you if you are willing to:

  • Have a high-level of independence, be self-driven, and seek friendships with your hallmates; the level of interaction at student housing varies, and therefore, you must initiate social events at the start of your Session
  • Commute from home to DIS using public transportation available in Stockholm or Copenhagen – you can use this time to do homework, take a nap, listen to your favorite tunes, or just enjoy the view
  • Share a room with one or multiple DIS students or have your own room; the room sizes vary and there are single, double, and triple rooms
  • Share a bathroom with other residents on your floor (note: bathroom facilities might be shared with members of the opposite sex) or maintain/clean your own private bathroom
  • Do your own grocery shopping and cook for yourself either in a kitchen you share with your hallmates or a kitchenette in your room
  • Share cleaning responsibilities for your own room, as well as the common areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living room
  • Live in the metropolitan area

Highlights of Living in Local Student Housing

  • Chance to meet local and international students, while still having a DIS support system
  • Live alongside students who come from a variety of backgrounds and are involved in Stockholm or Copenhagen in many ways
  • Have an opportunity to live independently and learn important life skills such as cooking your own meals and navigating the city

What this Housing Option Provides

Find out what this housing option includes here:

Comprehensive Housing and Student Affairs Inclusions

Application Information

You preference your housing choices during the registration process.

There are several housing locations under this option. If you are placed in housing with local students, DIS will use your housing comments, information you have listed in registration, and your short essay to find the best fit for you.

Sign onto Student Registration

Read more about our housing placement process