Application only available from August 1st until August 31st.
In relation to the beginning of studies in the summer/fall of 2022, it has been a request from the municipality of Copenhagen (Københavns Kommune) that newly admitted students in Copenhagen with urgent housing needs could be extraordinarily prioritized.
It is NOT a “first come, first served”-list, so you do NOT have to be ready by your computer in order to be first.
Please note, that you are not eligible to apply for accommodation through CIU if you have less than two semesters of studies in Copenhagen. Exchange students for only one semester are therefore not eligible to apply for accommodation through CIU and we advise those students to apply for accommodation elsewhere.
NB! It has been decided by the municipality of Copenhagen that master and PhD students are not eligible to apply for the Study Start List 2022 as they are not considered to be ‘new’ students. However, master students can apply through CIU at the regular waiting list.
You are NOT eligible to apply for the Study Start List 2022 if you:
- Have less than two semesters of study in Copenhagen (this also applies for the regular waiting list at CIU)
- Start a master or PhD education. A master or PhD student is not considered a newly admitted student.
- Are a single student with child/children
- Are two people applying together
- Are two people with child/children
- Are going to study in Næstved, Køge or Helsingør
- Are going to study in Lyngby-Taarbæk or Roskilde Kommune, e.g. DTU or RUC
You may be able to apply for youth accommodations via the regular waiting list on mit.s.dk, though.
As an approved applicant on the Study Start List you will receive housing offers that:
- Are one-room accommodations
- Cost maximum 3.500 kr. a month (including consumption) / 4.000 kr. a month if it is possible to receive housing benefits
- Are located within maximum one hour’s commute from your educational institution
NB! All the places offered through the Study Start List are 1-room accommodations where it is only possible for ONE person to live. If you are only interested in places where you can live with someone else (e.g. co-applicant and/or children) you should not apply for the Study Start List.
CIU are sending out housing offers to approved applicants on the Study Start List in August. The Study Start List will be discontinued on the 30th of November 2022 which means that CIU stops sending out offers via the Study Start List. From this date, the regular waiting list on mit.s.dk will be the only active waiting list.
How to Apply for the Study Start List 2022
It is required that you are an applicant with CIU in order to be considered for the Study Start List. So be sure to register an application at mit.s.dk. After you have made sure that you are a regular applicant at CIU, you should read the guidelines for signing up for the Study Start List 2022 and upload the required information. This means that you have to do the following in order to register:
- Make sure that you are a regular applicant at CIU
- Sign up for the Study Start List under “My Profile” (will only be visible if you are starting an education in August or September 2022).
- Upload the necessary documentation under “My profile à Documents à Study Start List (will only be visible after you have signed up for the Study Start List).
You cannot be approved as an applicant on the Study Start List before these three steps have been executed!
Important: No later than 10 days after signing up for the Study Start List, you must upload the following:
- necessary documentation of study
- a copy of your yellow social security card if you have one or documentation of your residency abroad.
You will not be approved as an applicant until we have received your documentation.
NB! You will NOT receive a confirmation if you are approved for the Study Start List.
You will hear from s.dk when you get a housing offer on the Study Start List.
Make sure that you meet the demands for the Study Start List.
Make sure that you can be considered for the prioritized housing and read about what kind of documentation is necessary below (Demands and Documentation).
How does it work and what rules apply?
When you sign up for the Study Start List you apply for all of the CIU accommodations in Copenhagen that observe the before mentioned conditions, including accommodation in e.g. Ballerup or Brønshøj. This means that you have the chance of getting a housing offer on Vesterbro (in the centre of Copenhagen) as well as in Ballerup (West of Copenhagen).
You can sign up for the Study Start List from August 1st until August 31st at mit.s.dk. It is NOT a “first come, first served”-list, so you do NOT have to be ready by your computer in order to be first.
Consequences of rejecting or not responding to a housing offer from the Study Start List:
- If you reject your offer or fail to answer within the deadline, you will no longer be considered as in urgent need of housing at the Study Start List, and you will therefore be transferred to the regular waiting list.
- If you have already rejected one offer on the ordinary waiting list, and you reject or fail to answer within the deadline to the offer you get on the Study Start List, your application will automatically be reset. You will not be eligible to apply for the Study Start List again, but you can sign up for the ordinary waiting list. Offers on the Study Start List can be sent out from August 1st to November 30th.
If you are approved for the Study Start List your place on the waiting list will be determined from the calculation:
Regular waiting list seniority + distance to educational institution
waiting list position
This means that an applicant, who has been an active applicant on mit.s.dk since June 1st, will get a housing offer sooner than an applicant, who has been active on mit.s.dk since June 21st.
NB! Unfortunately, we are not able to estimate when you will receive a housing offer.
Demands and Documentation
Your nationality is not important, however you must meet the criteria of CIU for admittance, such as age, economy etc. Your education MUST begin between August 1st 2022 and September 30th 2022.
You can be considered for the Study Start List, if you meet these demands:
- You are a newly admitted student in the greater Copenhagen area (Holbæk, Haslev, Slagelse, Roskilde, Lyngby, Køge, and Ringsted are NOT considered a part of Copenhagen) AND
- You have more than one hour of transport from your present residence to your future educational institution when traveling with public transport. CIU will check if you have more than one hour of transport.
You are a newly admitted student if you are to start one of the following educations at the entry level:
- The longer higher educations on undergraduate level (universities and business schools, but NOT master or PhD level programs)
- The medium length higher educations (pedagogue and teachers colleges, nurses colleges, engineers colleges, social workers colleges etc.).
- The short higher educations (computer science, multimedia designer etc.).
The necessary documentation of study must be uploaded on mit.s.dk, before you can be approved as an applicant at the Study Start List.
Approved documentation is:
- Copy of acceptance/welcome letter (page 1) – it has to be clear what studies and which educational institution you have been admitted at, and when your studies start.
- A copy of your yellow social security card (only if you have one) or documentation of your residency abroad.
Remember! You need to upload the necessary documentation to mit.s.dk, before you can be approved for the Study Start List.
You need to upload the documentation within 10 days after you have applied for the Study Start List. You will NOT receive confirmation if you have been approved for the Study Start List.