As a special service Stockholm University tries to assist students from partner universities with accommodation. However the housing situation in Stockholm can be difficult and we do not guarantee that we can provide housing for all exchange students. The application for housing is included on the registration form for Stockholm University. You can choose if you would like to live in a room on a student corridor or in a student apartment.
Your request for housing will be sent by us to the Housing Office at the International Exchange Unit of Stockholm University, and your application for accommodation will then be handled through them.
Visit the Housing Office's website for more information. If the University is unable to provide you with accomodation you may find the links below useful.
Finding housing on your own
If you are ‘Free-mover’ or independent international student you should use the information below to find accomodation in Stockholm. Look out for notices on the University notice boards and make sure to use any contacts you have to find a place to live. Some useful websites are listed below. Some of the accomodation sites are in Swedish, which is indicated by this abbreviation: (sv)
Stockholm University Student Union housing information>
Study in Sweden housing Information page>
On the Study in Sweden page you will find information about student accommodation in Sweden and in Stockholm and you can search for different accommodation alternatives.
Here you can also search for information and post ads in different forums. You will find ads regarding housing under "Social", where you will see a headline called Accommodation.
Note! Never pay anything in advance to someone who doesn’t have a Swedish bank account, who can’t show you the place in person for some reason or promises to send you the key to your home country! To make sure you don’t lose any money, never pay anything in advance unless it is to a real estate agency (fees for their services etc.).
Housing Services & websites:
Akademisk kvart (en +sv)
SSSB (sv) or SSSB (English)
Hyra Lya (sv)
Bostad Direkt (sv+en)
Svenska bostäder (sv)
Stockholms stads bostadsförmedling (sv) or in English
Kista studentbostäder (en)
Andra hand.se (sv)
You can also have a look at Blocket, a site used in Sweden to buy and sell almost anything, where many rooms and apartments are sublet. Note that Blocket is only available in Swedish. Be aware that not all ads are real, some are frauds and you should NEVER pay anything in advance. Blocket
The average rent for a room is around 3000-5000 SEK a month.
Please have have a look this PDF for even more housing services and agencies as well as a listing over hostels in the STockholm area.
Here are a few words to help you navigate the Stockholm housing market:
uthyres for rent
kvm kvadratmeter/square meters
ej djur/rök no animals/smokers
(ej) möblerad (not) furnished
vardagsrum living room
delad/egen shared/your own