Information for internationals student in Kolding

Welcome to Kolding a city that has an abundance of leisure, cultural and social activities, places to eat, have fun and relax.

Studieby Kolding is the Municipality of Koldings information hub, where we gather info that is relevant for students in Kolding – both for those who consider studying in Kolding as well as those who are currently studying in Kolding.

The purpose of this site is to distribute relevant information about Kolding as an educational city - thereby creating the best possible conditions to ensure that you, as a student, will have a pleasant time as a student in Kolding.

Come and enjoy the many opportunities to get to know Kolding and your new fellow students better. We have filled the autumn with many small and large events, so there will definitely be something for you. All events are free.

The Yellow Coupon Book
We are once again handing out the Yellow Coupon Book to all the new students. The coupon book is filled with good discounts for the city’s cafes, shops and cultural life.

Kontur – StudiebyFestival 
Join us for a free concert with Artigeardit, Siné and others on 2-3 September! 
You can look forward to crisp tones, DJ, food stalls and a cosy lounge area
Get your free ticket at your place of study. 

See more at:

Kunstbulancen (The Artbulance) 
3 September at 2:00 PM in front of entrance A at SDU Kolding.
Come and experience the Artbulance’s opera drive on the campus site. 

Welcome to Kolding – on campus 
8 September at 2:30 - 5:00 PM on the campus site in front of SDU.
Come and meet the city’s various sports associations on Wednesday afternoon. There will also be a lot of different activities you can try for free, for instance kayaking, yoga, dancing, kick-boxing, volleyball, mountain biking, etc. 

Welcome to Kolding – off campus 
11 September at 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM
A number of sports clubs invite the city’s students to free tryouts. You can try paddle tennis, rowing, stand up paddle, climbing and other sports. 

Hyg og byg (enjoy yourself and build) for new and old students 2021 
Get a free piece of recycled furniture for your student home, build a brand new piece of furniture with TV carpenter Casper Kjerumgaard, visit the recycling centre Reform Skatkammer and get a free sambusa box to satisfy your hunger. Note: This is for the first 100 students.  

Thursday 23 September at 12:00 noon - 6:00 PM, you can take a shuttle bus from the city of studies to Redux on Bronzevej, where we will open Bronzehallen and welcome new students in Kolding with a shot of good recycling karma.

See more under the Facebook event here 



The main further and higher education institutions with international study programmes in Kolding are The University of Southern Denmark, The Design School Kolding and IBA International Business Academy 


In Kolding we have over 1200 student apartments placed closed to the city and campus area.

All the student apartments have their own bathroom; they aren’t furnished but they will have as a minimum a fridge and cooking plates. We advise to apply for student housing immediately after you are admitted in order to have a better position on the waiting list. 

You can apply for a student flat at

It's free of charge to apply for student flats.   

StudyinDenmark - A site for international students in Denmark 

LifeinDenmark - The public authorities' site for international students in Denmark link virker ilkke - Free digital platform where your can find communities in your local area 

Food:Re:Formers is a new organisation led by volunteers in Kolding. The organisation aims to challenge and inform the citizens of Kolding about food waste and broaden the knowledge about green responsibility and encourage the citizens to take action against food waste and over-consumption.