Before, after and during your stay – University of Copenhagen

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Before, after and during your stay


Our housing office is able to offer assistance in finding accommodation. Please note that accommodation is offered for your first two semesters in Copenhagen, after which you will need to find accommodation by yourself. The housing office is, of course, able to help you in this process.

In order to provide you with an offer of accommodation, our housing office must receive an application from you no later than two months prior to your arrival in Copenhagen. You can find further details about how to apply and what kind of accommodation is offered here.

Residence and work permit

Before your arrival in Denmark, you will need to have applied for and received a residence permit from the Danish Immigration Services. The department, where you are located, can help you with the procedure and application.

Upon your arrival in Denmark you must register with the local office of the Danish National Register ("Folkeregister") in the town of your residence, and show your residence and work permit. Once registered, you will within a few weeks receive a personal registration number (CPR.-number) and a National Health certificate ("sygesikringsbevis") in the mail.

We recommend you read the following website thoroughly before your arrival, to get more information about life in Denmark.

Before arrival

Prior to your arrival in Denmark we recommend that you read the information in the following website thoroughly. You can find details relating to life in Denmark such as:

  • How to get a civil registration number, and what it can be used for
  • Rules governing foreign drivers licensees
  • Family matters, such as how you can get a residence permit for a partner and what kind of childcare there is available
  • Insurance issues, including healthcare provision
  • Living expenses
  • Schools and education
  • Social security
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Working culture, including public holidays

During your stay

Prior to departure and also whilst living in Denmark, we recommend you read this website for practical assistance with the following:

  • Banks
  • Doctors and hospitals
  • Library services
  • News services in English
  • Pharmacies

Before leaving Denmark

Prior to your departure from Denmark, there are numerous issues you should be aware of. You can read more about them on the following website. For example:

  • Banking
  • Car deregistration
  • Deregistration with public authorities
  • Post