At Tietgenkollegiet, we are in a privileged and yet challenging situation that there are always more applicants than available rooms. Thus, we have established a Recommendation Committee that processes and selects the applicants to be accepted onto the residence hall waiting list.
If the applicant complies with the formal requirements described on the page Who can apply?, the application will be evaluated by the four representatives of the Recommendation Committee (Indstillingsudvalget – ISU) as well as a representative of the residence hall administration or board.
About the Recommendation Committee
The Recommendation Committee consists of four residents that are democratically elected by the other residents. Usually, there are elections for the Recommendation Committee once a year. The description of the official purpose of committee is as follows: “The Recommendation Committee (ISU) represents the residents at Tietgenkollegiet and are responsible for accepting responsible, dedicated, and sociable students who will support an attractive living and study environment.”
Focus on motivation
In the evaluation of the individual applications, the main emphasis is on the part where the applicant describes his or her motivation for living at Tietgenkollegiet. The purpose is to find the applicants that are believed to fit in with residence hall living and who can contribute to making Tietgenkollegiet a lovely place to live. Since each member of the ISU draws on his or her own experiences and beliefs, the evaluations are obviously subjective and thus it is not possible to define exactly what makes up “a good application”.
Confidentiality and disqualification
The members of the ISU have to remain silent and because of this they may not forward information about applicants/applications to other residents. Similarly, ISU members with a personal relationship with applicants are disqualified and not part of the evaluation of the applicant in question.
Allocation of rooms
When the rooms are allocated to the applicants on the waiting list, this is done based on the principle that there should be the greatest diversity possible in the various kitchens. This includes, e.g., striving for ensuring an equal distribution of gender, education, and nationality in the kitchens.