5. Otto Mønsteds Kollegium
307 students live at Otto Mønsted dormitory, situated in green surroundings close to the hip Vesterbro. In contrast to many other dormitories, residents here are not only from the University of Copenhagen, which mixes things up a bit.
The dormitory has many facilities and traditions, including the annual 'Otto Festival,' where both residents and upcoming bands from outside perform.
The dormitory even has its own radio studio.
Rent is DKK 2,200, regardless of the size of the room.
'Gården' as it’s commonly known among residents has 126 rooms divided on 11 halls, each with their own style. The rooms vary in size from 12 to 27 square metres. Each room has a sink, but other than that, bathroom-facilities are shared.
The residents have access to different resources such as sports-facilities, a cinema, a wine-cellar and their very own drugstore 'Portneren.'
The dormitory is known also for its beautiful old ball-room. Rent is DKK 1,925 per month including water, heat, electricity and Internet.
Inaugurated in 1623, Regensen is one of the oldest dormitories in Copenhagen. It is situated in the heart of the old city, just next to Rundetårn (the »Round Tower«).
Many old student traditions live on, making the place very lively. The residents organize themselves in rivaling secret societies such as Uglen ('the Owl') or Gamle ('Old').
Back in the old days, you didn’t pay anything to live here and even had a monthly scholarship. Today, every 99 residents pay DKK 1,400, regardless of the size of their room(s). One room is reserved for one international student, who can occupy it for a year.
2. Kvinderegensen ('women's dorm')
Up until the 70s, only men could live in the the above-mentioned Regensen dormitory. The Kvinderegensen was built in 1931 as a 'Dorm for women.' Today, students of both sexes live here.
Kvinderegensen is situated in Amager, close to the Faculty of the Humanities. The house has many facilities, including a music room and a living room entitled 'The Young Werther.'
The different halls often host so-called 'tours de chambre,' a room-crawl where each resident serves a drink in his or her room.
Rent is DKK 2,124, regardless of the size of the room.
1. P. Carl Petersen's dormitory
P. Carl Petersen is the fanciest dormitory in Copenhagen. 29 students share an old mansion in Charlottenlund, one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Denmark.
Living room with piano and fireplace, fitness room, sauna, garden and sea view – you will probably never live as luxuriously again.
The house works as a collective, meaning that everybody is expected to take on responsibilities and participate in monthly meetings. Depending on the room, rent ranges from DKK 1,600 and DKK 3,000.
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