Studentergården is a dormitory for students in long-term master’s programs. The social aspect of student housing is highly valued at Studentergården, where there is a dinner club in all kitchens, a myriad of social events and a wealth of festive ceremonies. The residents are expected to participate actively in life at Studentergården through social and cultural activities, committee work, etc. The foundation stone for Studentergården was laid by King Christian X back in 1922, and the following year the dormitory was completed. Since then, a large number of traditions have been evoked that are still kept alive. It is especially seen at the annual parties, where songs are sung about life around the building’s magnificent and charismatic chestnut trees. The dormitory has 130 single rooms. The rooms vary in size from 12 to 27 square meters, with the vast majority of rooms being 16-17 square meters. Each room has a sink, while the kitchen, showers and toilets are shared. Studentergården consists of a total of 11 corridors, each with 10-12 rooms. The hallways each have their name, particularities, and traditions. It costs DKK 2,300 a month to live at Studentergården. (Deposit is 2 months rent). The rent includes electricity, water, heating and internet. You also pay DKK 50-100 per month for the kitchen, which covers common expenses such as newspapers, spices and other common needs.
The first step in creating Studentergården was taken by King Christian X when he laid the foundation stone on 2 February. The dormitory itself – which was designed by the architect Martin Borch – was inaugurated on October 15th 1923. In 1944, Studentergården was one of the buildings bombed during the so-called schalburtage, which was the Germans’ revenge action on the resistance movement. A plaque commemorating the residents who fell during World War II was erected in the courtyard. The dormitory used to be inhabited only by men, but in 1971 it also became possible for women to live at Studentergården.
Studentergården steps into the new age in 1997, when computer networks are installed between all rooms, so that the residents can now go online. And the following year – in 1998 – Studentergården celebrates its 75th anniversary. In 2018, Studentergården celebrates its 95th birthday and the next time the dormitory marks an important birthday, it has existed for no less than 100 years.
At Studentergården, it is possible to find facilities for leisure and study activities, each of which is organized by a current resident. In addition to the following, it is also possible to borrow a slide projector, microscope, various games and money from our “Lånekasse“.
– Banquet hall
– Lovely garden
– Cozy courtyard environment with chestnut trees, flagpole, and pergola
– Table tennis room, darts, and billiards
– Bicycle cellar with bicycle workshop
– Music room
– Own kiosk, “Porteren”
– Workshop and hobby room
– Tennis court and gym (better known as “Bøfkælderen” or “Bøffen”)
– Wine shop – Beer brewing For the studies
– Internet access
– Shared printers and scanners
– Study room and library
For the studies
– Network/Internet access
– Shared printer
– Study room and library
For practical purposes
– Industrial kitchen with dishwasher and a large oven for our larger parties
– Recycling area, where wine bottles, other glass, used batteries, low energy bulbs, discarded paint, etc. are stored and later retrieved
– Attic for storage of belongings and holiday space
– Post room
– Washing and drying room
– There is often a cabinet and bookcase for your room. So you do not necessarily have to buy new furniture when you move in.
Studentergården is located conveniently close to several of the University of Copenhagen’s locations as well as other institutions.
Some examples are:
– UCPH Science: 5 minutes on foot
– UCPH Health: 2 minutes on foot
– UCPH Social Sciences: 8 minutes by bike
– UCPH Humanities: 25 minutes by bike
– Copenhagen City Hall: 12 minutes by bike
– Copenhagen Business School: 10 minutes by bike
– Technical University of Denmark: 30 minutes by bus
– Roskilde University: 45 minutes by train.