Discover your future student housing at BoligZonen

Each year, the search for student housing in major Danish cities becomes a frenzied affair. When the semester commences, students from all corners of the country and even abroad scramble to secure suitable accommodations. Fear not – at BoligZonen, we're here to provide you with guidance on finding student housing in your prospective city.

1.     Set your student housing budget

It's always wise to determine your budget before embarking on your search for student housing. While everyone aims to find affordable student housing, prices can vary significantly, and securing a very cheap option in major student cities can be challenging. Setting a monthly budget helps you understand your financial constraints. If you already have a part-time job to support your studies, make sure you don't overextend yourself financially by choosing an apartment you can't afford. Moving can be costly, so it's best to minimize frequent relocations. Consider finding a job before or soon after moving or save up money from working before beginning your studies. 

2.     Explore housing options: apartments, rooms, dorms, and more

There's a wide array of housing options available. You can opt for your own apartment, rent a room in a shared apartment, secure a studio apartment, or choose a dormitory room. Your search isn't limited to exclusively seeking student housing; you can expand your options by searching for a room in a shared apartment or even considering renting a house and sharing the rent with friends. 

Creative thinking opens up more possibilities.

3.     Prepare for meetings with potential landlords

When you schedule visits to view student housing options, adequate preparation is key. Ensure you're well-prepared to present yourself as a responsible and financially stable tenant. Here are some preparations to consider: 

-       Craft a compelling application. Many landlords require an application. Share a bit about yourself, and avoid simply regurgitating what you think the landlord wants to hear.

-       Thoroughly review the lease agreement to avoid unpleasant surprises.

-       Ask pertinent questions about the lease terms, such as pet policies or the possibility of conducting a move-in inspection. Clarify any doubts you may have before signing the lease. Ensure that the lease terms are documented, and verify that everything is in order before affixing your signature.

4.     Location matters, but flexibility counts

While the location is important, don't limit your search to one specific area. In most student cities, you can easily commute via public transportation or bicycle. You may even discover a new area that captures your heart. 

5.     Leverage your network for affordable student housing

Networking can be a valuable asset in your quest for student housing. You may encounter fellow students at the university who are also seeking accommodation. Collaborate to find an apartment together and share the rent. Alternatively, you might hear of someone seeking a roommate for their apartment. Networking is an effective means of securing student housing options.