Content updated 2022-04-07

Accommodation and Pick-up Service

Students studying a full-semester or academic year, are guaranteed accommodation and use of the pick-up service, providing the accommodation application is completed correctly, the administration fee is paid and your arrival is announced on time.

Accommodation Application Deadlines

Autumn Semester:

Accommodation Application

Opens: 15 March
Deadline: 25 May

Arrival Registration

Opens: 1 July
Deadline: 20 July

Spring Semester:

Accommodation Application

Opens: 10 October
Deadline: 25 November

Arrival Registration

Opens: 1 December
Deadline: 15 December


Accommodation guarantee

We guarantee accommodation for all of our full-time international programme and exchange students staying for at least one semester, which ensures that you will have a place to live. In order to have your accommodation guaranteed, you will need to do the following:

  1. Complete the accommodation application within the required deadlines.
  2. Pay a non-refundable administration fee.
  3. Complete the arrival registration, even if you do not arrive during the arrival dates and/or do not require the pick-up service

The online application for accommodation along with other important information about accommodation can be found here.

You will be obliged to accept the housing option that the accommodation office organizes for you, your address in Jönköping cannot be confirmed before your arrival to Sweden.

Please note: sometimes the demand for accommodation is high (especially during the autumn semester) which might mean that you may not get the accommodation that you chose, or you may be placed in a temporary housing until your permanent accommodation is available. The accommodation office makes every effort to provide the best service available to you.

Payment of rent

You may be expected to pay for your accommodation for the whole semester, even if you arrive later in the semester or leave before the end of the semester. It is your responsibility to check the end date of your rental contract before signing. Rent is paid for a whole calendar month even if you only use the accommodation for part of the month. Please be aware that some landlords require the rent for the whole semester to be paid in one amount at the beginning of your stay.

If for some reason you need to cancel your exchange, if you do not arrive, or if you find another accommodation on your own, please be aware of the following: if you have completed the accommodation application and arrival registration, you may be required to pay a cancellation fee (up to three months rent).

Pick-up Service

We offer a pick-up service if you arrive within the pick-up service opening hours and at one of the meeting points. For more information about the pick-up service hours and meeting points please visit the JU web.

Pick-up service dates: 15 - 18 August
Pick up service times: 13:00 - 20:00

  • If you arrive outside the pick-up service opening hours, you will need to make your own way to JU to fetch your keys and then on to your accommodation. The local transportation service, JLT (Jönköpings Länstrafik), in Jönköping is well-developed offering frequent bus rides to all parts of the city.
  • Please note: If you arrive after office hours on a weekday, during a weekend or on a public holiday (other than the pick-up week-end), you will need to arrange your own temporary accommodation, such as a hostel or hotel, until the Accommodation Office opens.


All questions regarding the accommodation and arrival should be sent to