If you are taking up employment at UrbNet and need to find a place to live in Aarhus, here are a couple of suggestions for accommodation.
Note that UrbNet is located at Moesgaard Manor in Højbjerg, approximately 10 km from the city centre, and you may therefore prefer to live closer to town.
The AU International Centre has a housing portal which is a great first stop for prospective staff and students looking for a place to stay. On the main page, select your location ("Aarhus") and indicate which type of applicant you are (eg. "PhD" or "international staff"), and you will be provided with a list of possibilities.
You can also contact the AU Housing Office if you want to apply for housing or have questions:
AU Housing Office
Dale T. Mortensen Building
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 4
8000 Aarhus C
Opening hours: weekdays 10:00-14:00
If you prefer to stay locally, Moesgaard Museum administers a handful of guest rooms at both the old Moesgaard Manor, as well as in the new museum building.
If you wish to book a room at Moesgaard, please contact Christina Levisen who will enquire on your behalf.
If you book a single room, please do not use the other bed.
AU Guesthouse is located 2.5 km from Aarhus city centre and close to the university campus. The guesthouse is reserved for AU researchers and visitors and offers both short-term and long-term accommodation.
Aarhus University Guesthouse
Otte Ruds Gade 67
DK-8200 Aarhus N
Phone: +45 871 53932
Reservations can be made by phone Mon-Fri 9:00-13:00 or by email: email@example.com
The Mathematics Guest Department is located on the university campus and is reserved for AU researchers and visitors. They offer both short-term and long-term accommodation.
If you prefer not to cook, the Mathematics Canteen is located in bldg. 1530 (lower ground).
Forskningsfondens Ejendomsselskab A/S (FEAS) offers furnished apartments in the Nobel Park at the northern end of the university campus (see map: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 20-24, 8000 Aarhus C). Apartments are reserved for visiting professors and postdocs and can be rented for periods of 3-12 months. Prices below are valid for the period 1 July 2015-30 June 2016.
In the Danish housing system, ‘rooms’ denote bedrooms and living rooms, ie. a 3-room apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. There are shared laundry and storage facilities. Cots and high chairs can be borrowed.
If you wish to apply for an apartment in the Nobel Park, please contact Christina Levisen who will submit an application form on your behalf.
If you prefer to rent something on your own, you may find the websites below useful.
Make sure you sign a lease; that way, you and your landlord agree on the terms and condition for the tenancy.
Within the first two weeks of taking over an apartment, you should fill out a status report, listing all prior damages/imperfections (it might be a good idea to take photos); otherwise you may end up paying for these when you move out.
Most landlords require a deposit of 1-3 months' rent, and some further require you to pay 1-3 months' rent in advance.