We are very happy to be able to provide housing to our international students. Nevertheless, there are a large number of students arriving each semester and the administration deadlines are tight and often close to the arrival dates. In order for the accommodation process to be manageable, there are a few things that are good for you to know.
That the university will find you housing, with a monthly rent up to 4500 SEK/month. You must accept the contract presented upon arrival (even if it does not match any of your choices- see below for more information).
You register your arrival by logging on to your accommodation application and announce your arrival. This service will be available December 1-15. For the Accommodation Office to be able to provide the best service possible, you must register your arrival through this service. Please note that announcing your arrival in other ways (i.e. by sending an email) is not considered valid. Read more about announcing your arrival.
Yes, even if you choose not to use the pick-up service or arrive on a date outside of pick-up service, you must still log on to the Accommodation and Arrival registration page and announce your arrival in order to complete your housing application and to be guaranteed accommodation. Read more about announcing your arrival.
Students will be presented with accommodation upon arrival; unfortunately the Accommodation Office will be unable to provide this information in advance. This is due to the fact that administrative changes are sometimes made up until the final days before students arrive. Under certain circumstances students will be offered accommodation alternatives different from those listed in the Accommodation and Arrival application.
The Accommodation Office is unfortunately not able to provide any accommodation before the start of the Pick Up Weekend. During the month of August the rent is charged only for half a month. During the Spring semester the accommodation can be accessed from the first working day after January 1, and the rent is charged for one full month.
Changing accommodation is unfortunately not possible, not during a semester or in between semesters. There might be a possibility of switching rooms within the same accommodation, if this is of interest an application can be made to this. Changing rooms internally can only be done by the end of a semester and not during one.
Shared rooms are used as an option when there is a large number of students arriving. Our goal is always to limit the use of shared rooms. Effectively this means that the option of sharing a room is more likely during Fall semester. During Spring semester most students live in single rooms, with the exception of those who share an apartment.
Sometimes during the start of a semester, temporary housing, such as a youth hostel, is offered to some students. This is due to different circumstances, for example if the old tenant has not vacated the room before the new student arrives. We always try to solve the temporary housing situation as quickly as possible but occasionally it might take a few weeks before the move can be made to regular accommodation.
Accommodations are booked from the beginning of a semester. That means, no matter when you arrive during a semester you will have to pay rent from the beginning of the semester. Fall semester rent is payed from August 15 and Spring semester from January 1.
Exception: The Fall semester starts on August 15 and the Spring semester ends on June 15. If you arrive/leave on or after August 15, or, on or before June 15 you may only be obliged to pay half of the rent during these months. Please note: this is not the case for all accommodation alternatives and it does not apply if you leave later in June.
Most landlords require that the payment for the accommodation, including a possible deposit, is made in one installment a few weeks after arrival. The rent can be paid at any Bank or Forex office using a credit card or cash. Please note, you will not have to pay any rent or deposit immediately upon arrival. The rent and/or deposit bill will be sent to your accommodation after you arrived.
As a student, it is very important that you obtain home insurance before you travel abroad. Usually, it is easier to arrange with an insurance company in your home country. They usually have an add-on to your current insurance, otherwise there are international insurance companies that provide efficient solutions. As an international student it could be difficult to arrange insurance with a Swedish company, which is why we recommend that you arrange it from home. The insurance you get should cover all your valuables in the accommodation and should also cover any damage you cause to the building.
Content updated 2017-09-27