English-speaking applicants

Are you a full-time student in Copenhagen? Are you interested in living in a unique, international environment with students from primarily the US and Denmark? Are you ready to take on responsibility and contribute to creating a community and sense of belonging? Then apply for a spot at our Nimbus Kollegium.

We have reserved approximately 10 spots for international students who are completing their entire education in Copenhagen.
Please familiarize yourself with the information about the kollegium and application process on this website by using the links below. Google Translate is your friend, if the Danish language is not yet your friend.

Who and what is DIS?

DIS is a non-profit study abroad organization established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. To get to know us and our students better, please read more here. 

Nimbus Kollegium

Nimbus Kollegium is a newly-built complex in Frederiksberg, which can accommodate 174 students. The first students will move in in January 2018. The community will consist of a unique mix of American college students, Danish students, and international students living in Denmark.
Nimbus Kollegium is located in the heart of Frederiksberg, close to Nordre Fasanvej and Finsensvej. Fasanvej metro stop is located nearby, giving you easy access to the inner city of Copenhagen and the airport. The area has gone through a transformation, and new buildings have popped up in recent years, including the DIS Nimbus Kollegium.


Nimbus Kollegium
Nimbusparken 38-42
2000 Frederiksberg

Read more about our Nimbus Kollegium

Application Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a spot at our kollegiums, you must be enrolled in an educational program in Denmark. Only students taking their full degree in Denmark are qualified to apply for a spot. The education can be practical or theoretical: you can be training to be a craftsman, you can be studying at the university, or you can be enrolled in another educational program.

Read more about the requirements

NB: Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for a spot at DIS’ kollegiums if you are an exchange student or you are studying abroad for less than a full degree program.

Rent and contract

The contract is dependent on you being enrolled in a study program in Denmark. If you withdraw from your education program, you can no longer live at a DIS Kollegium.
The contract between the tenant (you) and the landlord (DIS) is made on a three-year basis. There are specific expectations of the residents at DIS’ kollegiums. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with these expectations before you apply.
If we offer you a room, you will sign a formal contract. The contract will be in Danish according to Danish law.

Read about the rent and sizes of the rooms at Nimbus Kollegium

Application process

It is only possible to apply for a spot at a DIS Kollegium twice per year in April and August-September.

The application consists of a written portion and an interview. First, you will be asked to catch our interest by writing a tweet (max 140 characters). You will then be asked to write a number of essays (English is accepted). It is very important that you compose in-depth and thorough essays, since applicants will be invited to an interview based on the quality of their tweet and their essays.
Along with your application, please submit proof of enrollment in your study program.

We will invite selected candidates to a personal interview at DIS in Copenhagen. If you are not able to attend in person, we can arrange a Skype interview.
When the application is open, you can find a link to the application portal on this page, which also has more information about the application process:

Application to Nimbus Kollegium