Contract Extension

Contract extension

When/if you get offered a room in a DIS Kollegium, you will be offered a standard 3-year contract. You will move out 14 days prior to the end date on your contract.

If you would like to stay longer than your 3-year contract allows, you will need to apply for an extension of the contract and follow the process for DIS Kollegium Contract Extensions, which is described in the text below. We do not automatically grant requests about extension, but look at each case individually.

An extension of your rental contract can be agreed upon if there is a mutual interest between DIS and you, as well as an understanding of what is expected of you as a continued resident.

3-4 months before your contract ends, you will automatically receive an email from the kollegium administration team about your possibility to extend. This email will contain a form that you fill in and send to no later than 2 months before the end of your contract. After receiving your application, it will be reviewed, and you will be called for a meeting with the kollegium Community Advisor. Please note that if you live in a couple’s room, you are allowed to apply on behalf of both of you.

In order to be considered for a contractual extension, a Permanent Resident must meet the same requirements as a new applicant:

  • Be between 18 and 27 years of age
  • Be actively studying in Denmark (or have applied for your upcoming studies). Different from new applicants, you are not required to have a full year remaining of your education when you apply for an extension
  • Have a valid residence permit in Denmark

When considering a contract extension, we encourage you to reflect on the age gap between you and the DIS students, and what you hope to gain in the additional time you’d be living in the kollegium.

As mentioned, a contractual extension will be handled on an individual basis. Both your written application, the meeting with a DIS staff, and your general appearance and engagement in the kollegium community will be part of the decision. E.g. if you have a ‘påbud’, your application will not be taken into consideration.

If you do not apply for an extension, please note that we will automatically look for a new Permanent Resident for your room when we can see that there are less than 2 months to the end of your contract.