Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Copenhagen
Flatshare in Copenhagen

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Copenhagen

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This picturesque city with nice and colourful architecture attracts a lot of attention, not only from tourists but also from students. It has a lively and fun student life, and the University of Copenhagen has a high quality of teaching.

If you doubt whether or not to go to Copenhagen because of the language, don't worry! Most of the locals know how to speak English, so if you have a good level you will not have a problem with communication, both with your international flatmates and with the locals. Of course, if you live in a shared apartment with a Dane, take the opportunity to learn the language and delve deeper into the local culture.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Copenhagen

Here are some pros and cons of living in shared apartments in the Danish capital:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Copenhagen

  • Many of the shared apartments are in neighbourhoods that are convenient for students, that is, close to the university and downtown. Some of these neighbourhoods are Amager, Vesterbro and Norrebro.

  • You will be able to choose between private shared flats or university residences called kollegium.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Copenhagen 

  • You have to look for accommodation as soon as possible, trying to avoid the months of August and September, since it is known that finding one with good characteristics and a good price is complicated during this month.

  • The climate in Copenhagen is usually cool, considering that the average annual temperature is 8.4ºC. Find out what heating system the shared apartment has and talk to your colleagues about using it because if the price is not included in the rent, you will have to pay an extra amount at the end of the month.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Copenhagen 

In the Apps for Erasmus+, you will be able to benefit from different resources that will facilitate the planning of your exchange. For example, you will see data about life in the city, such as the fact that bicycle is the favourite transport of students, try to buy a second-hand one as soon as you arrive in Copenhagen, but be careful! Fines for driving without lights, crossing red, riding outside the bike lane, going the wrong way or driving drunk are normal.

How to meet people in Copenhagen?

Some options that you can use are the following:

Student associations in Copenhagen 

If you join ESN Copenhagen, you will not only be able to meet other international students doing different activities and attending various events but also will access discounts in different companies with the ESN Card, such as low-cost airlines, package delivery companies and bus companies for travelling.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Copenhagen 

The University of Copenhagen usually creates groups on Facebook for the different academic years, where you will be able to ask for help and connect with other students. You can also join the ESN Copenhagen and ESN Sweden groups. In these, the calendars of the events they organize are shared, which can be parties, sports trips such as climbing, game nights and affordable excursions.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Copenhagen 

The simplest way to be in immediate contact with other young people is to be part of WhatsApp groups, where you will be able to give information about yourself and find students with similar interests as you.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Copenhagen 

Keep in mind the following suggestions for sharing a flat in Copenhagen:

  • You have to be careful of scammers since it is normal for them to try to trick international students. To avoid fraud, we put at your disposal the Erasmus Play housing platform, where the available accommodations are verified.

  • Try to choose a flat that has a location that allows you to walk or cycle to the university and the most popular places of interest. That way you will be able to enjoy more of everything there is to see in Copenhagen and its relaxed but vibrant atmosphere.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Copenhagen

How much does a shared flat cost in Copenhagen?
The minimum price for a room in a shared apartment is around €580 per month, although the average is usually around €750-800 per month.
Where to look for shared flats in Copenhagen?
The best thing you can do is use the Erasmus Play stuent housing search engine. In it, you will not only be able to compare the images, locations, prices and characteristics of the verified accommodations but also read the entry requirements and conditions. You will also be able to make the reservation online and safely once you find the ideal shared apartment for you.
How to meet people in Copenhagen?
You have the option of joining Facebook and Whatsapp groups to connect with people before arriving, and also to be part of the activities organized by ESN Copenhagen and interact with the other young people who attend.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Copenhagen?
Thanks to the possibility of having a cheaper house rent, your student budget will be ok to live in the Danish capital. In addition, you will be able to choose accommodation in better neighbourhoods for young people and enjoy a multicultural experience.
What to ask before entering a flatshare in Copenhagen?
You have to ask whether the heating system and all utility bills are included in the monthly rent. You should also ask about the lifestyle of your colleagues and the established rules for the flat, especially about managing order and cleanliness, gatherings and schedules.