Housing

Looking for a place to live in a foreign country can be hard. This overview of options in each of VIA's campus cities may make it a bit easier for you.

There are multiple accommodation options in VIA’s campus cities – dormitories, private apartments, house sharing – depending on preference and the length of your stay. Dormitories and house sharing offer great opportunities for socialising and meeting new friends and are more affordable. On the other hand, you own apartment will provide privacy and freedom.

In all cases, be alert if you are planning to rent from a private individual, make sure to have a contract and do not transfer any money until you are sure that everything is legitimate. The safest option is to rent through official channels such as housing associations.

Overview of housing options

  • Exchange students

    When/If accepted you will receive further information about housing options from our Housing Coordinator. We do not guarantee accommodation, but will assist exchange students in finding suitable housing.

    Full degree students

    Full degree students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Housing suggestions

    • Birk Campus (Students' Village), is only a few minutes' walk from the school. Birk College consists of approximately 250 high-quality flats of various sizes and prices
    • Vibeke and Mads Eg Damgaards Kollegium, Egelunden, (a student residence hall) situated in Birk Centerpark close to the school and AU-IBT (Herning Institute of Business and Technology).This residence hall contains 40 rooms, each sized 45 square meters. Students at students from VIA and AU-IBT have first priority access to these rooms
    • Banegårdspladsen. In the Center of Herning right next to the station, you will find several possibilities for student accommodation 
    • Northcamp is the name of the 170 newest student apartments in Herning. They are between 43 and 50 square metres and are located in the centre of Herning close to shops, cafés, the library etc.
    • A.I. Holms vej in the centre of Herning. Here you will find good student accommodation at reasonable prices
    • Tietgensgade in the centre of Herning. There are 84 flats for young people in the area; these flats are also high quality, and available in different sizes and at varying prices

     
    Sign up for waiting list here: lejehuset.dk
    How to sign up the waiting list (pdf)

    In Denmark, your student accommodation will most often be unfurnished. Please note that the rules for renting a room or an apartment can vary by country.  
     
    Contact information:
     
    Fruehøjgaard 
    T: +45 91 21 43 44 
    E: post@fruehojgaard.dk
    W: fruehojgaard.dk 
     
    Fællesbo 
    T: +45 96 26 58 58 
    E: post@faellesbo.dk 
    W: faellesbo.dk  
     
    If you are looking for a room with shared kitchen and bath close to campus, Agroskolen in Hammerum could be an option. 
    Please read more about Agroskolen (pdf). You can contact Agroskolen for more information agroskolen@agroskolen.dk

    Living in Herning

    The Birk area where VIAs campus Herning is located is known for its unique educational environment located right next to businesses and art institutions. Read more about living in Herning. 

  • Exchange students

    Exchange students will be offered a place to live. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme. If the offered housing option is turned down, the student is responsible for finding an alternative on his/her own.

    Full degree students

    Full degree students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Living in Holstebro

    In Holstebro, you will find both cultural activities, sandy beaches, moor and forests. Read more about Holstebro.

    Holstebro municipality and three building associations have agreed on a residence guarantee for full-time VIA students

     

  • Exchange and full degree students

    In Horsens, both exchange students and full degree students are responsible for finding housing on their own. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Housing suggestions

    The youth city of Kamtjatka is an obvious place to look for an apartment. Kamtjatka has room for 300 students and is located near the centre of Horsens. Read more about student accommodation at www.kamtjatka.dk.

    Living in Horsens

    Horsens has a lively cultural atmosphere and is close to nature at the same time. Read more about living in Horsens.

  • Exchange students

    Exchange students will be offered a place to live. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme. If the offered housing option is turned down, the student is responsible for finding an alternative on his/her own.

    Full degree students

    Full degree students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Housing suggestions

    When moving to Randers, we suggest staying in a student residence hall with your own room and bathroom and shared kitchen facilities, e.g. Randers Kollegiegaard. See more information about the dormitory “Randers Kollegiegaard”.

    Living in Randers

    You can read more about student life and inexpensive student housing in Randers at workandlive.randers.dk

  • Exchange students

    Exchange students will be offered a place to live. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme. If the offered housing option is turned down, the student is responsible for finding an alternative on his/her own.

    Full degree students

    Full degree students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Living in Silkeborg

    Silkeborg is a lively town and campus is located at the centre, while also being close to forests and lakes. Read more about living in Silkeborg here.

     

  • Exchange students

    Exchange students will be offered a place to live. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme. If the offered housing option is turned down, the student is responsible for finding an alternative on his/her own.

    Full degree students

    Full degree students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Housing suggestions

    VIA recommends staying at Camp Logos, a student dormitory located right next to campus. Camp Logos houses both Danish and international students. Find more information, including prices, about Camp Logos here.

    Please direct further questions to viborg.housing@via.dk.

    If you are attending programmes at The Animation Workshop, you can read more about housing options under each programme here, or contact taw.housing@via.dk for assistance.

     

    Living in Viborg

    Viborg offers both youth programmes and higher education. There is also a physical education college in the city, so Viborg has a lively student environment. Read more about Viborg.

     

  • Exchange students

    Exchange students will be offered a place to live. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme. If the offered housing option is turned down, the student is responsible for finding an alternative on his/her own.

    Full degree students

    Full degree students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The International Coordinator or Student Counsellor at your programme can provide tips on where to look for accommodation.

    Housing suggestions

    VIA has agreements with several student dormitories in Aarhus: 

    • Skjoldhøj Dormitory 
    • Christians Høj Dormitory 
    • Grundtvigshus Dormitory
    • ”Chokoladen” Paludan Müllers Vej 44

    For more information about accommodation please contact aarhus.housing@via.dk

    You can also look for information about youth housing in Aarhus at ungdomsboligaarhus.dk

     

    Living in Aarhus

    Aarhus is Denmark’s second-biggest city and a popular place to study. Thousands of international students come to Aarhus each year to study at VIA University College and the other educational institutions in Aarhus. This creates a lively international atmosphere in the city, where it is easy to meet people with similar interests. Read more about Aarhus.

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