Housing for exchange students

As an exchange student at Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering, you have four options for accommodation:

  • You can apply for a room at Grundfos-kollegiet, a nearby dormitory.
  • You can apply for accommodation through Business Academy Aarhus (who sublets a few dorm rooms).
  • You can live with a Danish family.
  • You can find something on your own.

You will be asked to choose an accommodation option when you fill in the AAMS application form. After the application deadline, AAMS will divide the rooms between our international students (first come, first served).

AAMS assists our international students in finding a place to live in Aarhus. However, we cannot guarantee students housing.

GRUNDFOS-KOLLEGIET - Grundfos Dormitory

Grundfos-kollegiet is one of the newest dormitories in Aarhus. The dormitory is a 12-storey building, which consists of 159 flats. It can accommodate approximately 200 students. The dormitory is located in the brand-new part of the city at the harbour where you will find housing, industry, culture, and recreational spaces. The dormitory is close to the centre of Aarhus, the forest, the library, public transportation and Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering.

The Flats and the Rooms

Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering can offer accommodation for six international students at Grundfos-kollegiet. Each flat is shared, so you will be living with one other international student. The entire flat is approximately 30 m2, and each room is 6 m2. The flats are furnished, and each flat has its own kitchen and bathroom. You do not need to bring towels, linen, etc.

Common Facilities

On the 12th floor, you will find communal facilities for all residents of the dormitory. Among other things, there are three kitchens and room for communal eating, a living room, and a roof terrace with a great view of Aarhus Bay, the harbour and the new part of the city. In the living room you will find couches, a football table, a big screen, a computer and a sound system and more, so this is a great place to go if you wish to meet new people.

The dormitory has a committee which occasionally plans “Danish food night” and parties where you can eat for free and buy drinks at low prices. This is a great way for international students to meet Danish students.

On the first floor, there is a reading room which all students at the dormitory can use to study, and in the basement, you will find laundry facilities and a room for bikes.

Rent for one semester: DKK 20,000 (incl. internet, electricity, heat, water, and cleaning of the room when you leave). The rent must be paid in one instalment before arrival.

Rental period: 15 January – 30 June/ 15 July – 22 December

Read more about Grundfos-kollegiet at:


Accommodation through Business Academy Aarhus

We have an agreement for two rooms with our partner university who sublets a number of dorm rooms. There are no guarantees regarding the location of the room, and the monthly rent varies but it is approx. DKK 2350-2700 (EUR 315-362) for each room. The rent is paid on a monthly basis. Students must pay a one-time administration fee of EUR 150 to secure the room and a 3-month deposit before they move in. The rental period is fixed for at least 6 months (Jan – June or July – Dec), no matter how long you are actually in Aarhus.

Read more on Business Academy’s website:


Living with a danish family

We have an arrangement with a Danish family who rent two rooms to international students. The two students share a bathroom and they share the kitchen with the family. The house is 4 kilometres from the school.

Rent for one semester: DKK 10,500 (incl. internet, electricity, heat, water). The rent must be paid in one instalment before arrival.

Rental period: 1 February – 30 June/ 1 August – 22 December

Accommodation on your own

Below you will find a list of useful links to accommodation sites. Be aware that housing in Aarhus is expensive and often unfurnished:






International office