Who is eligible?

Foreign guest researchers with a doctoral degree, Post Docs and PhD students (including PhD students on exchange) are eligible to apply for University housing. Researchers with a permanent position at Stockholm University are not eligible to apply.

Foreign undergraduate exchange students (on a Masters or Bachelor level) and regular Masters students are not eligible to apply for this housing queue.

Double occupancy

It is possible to share an accommodation in only some housing areas. Double occupancy is only allowed at the Docentbacken, Bondegatan, Grindstugan and Fjällis housing areas.  Extra keys can be arranged. However, you must inform the housing office about double occupancy, and provide the name of the person sharing your accommodation before the extra keys can be released.  One extra bed can be provided only at Fjällis for a one time fee of SEK 1000. 

Double occupancy is not allowed in the Kurland, Nora Torg, Konsulentvillan or Trädgårdsvillan accommodations.

Maximum and minimum rental period

Our accommodations are intended for temporary stays only and not for researchers holding permanent positions or having permits of residence.

The minimum rental period for all housing areas, except Docentbacken, is three months.  The minimum occupation period at Docentbacken is six months.

The maximum rental period in most housing areas is one year.  However, the maximum rental period for Trädgårdsvillan and Grindstugan is six months.

Once housing has been received it is not permitted to apply for housing a second time or to change housing areas.

Housing queue

When an application has been submitted and deemed complete, it is placed in the queue for accommodation. The waiting time for housing varies depending on many factors, such as requested accommodation size, housing area, rent level, or time of year.  If you are flexible with options, the queue time can be about 4-6 months, but it can also be both shorter or longer.  The queue can be up to one year or longer for larger apartments (especially at Docentbacken).

Demand for all accommodation is high and we are unfortunately not able to accommodate every applicant.  We do not have any housing guarantee.

If your requested arrival date has passed and you have not received an offer, you must send an email to housingoffice@su.se within one month in order to remain in the queue.  If we do not hear from you within one month from your requested arrival date, we will assume that you have arranged for other accommodation, and your application will be removed from the queue.

Application form for University accommodation


When you are offered accommodation

Housing is meant to be for researchers and PhD students who are first arriving to Sweden. Therefore, housing contracts will only be offered within the first 6 months from the start date of PhD studies or research being conducted at Stockholm University.

If housing is available, an offer is sent to you by email. You must then contact the housing office by email and accept or decline the offer within the given deadline stated in the email, or you will loose the offer.

If we have not received any reply from you within one month from the date of your offer, your application will be cancelled. If you wish to remain in the queue for a second offer you must send an email to housingoffice@su.se and explain why you do not accept the first offer.

Offers are sent earliest two-three months before the requested moving in date. This means that if you applied in March for an apartment in November, you will receive an offer no earlier than August or September.

You will only recieve a maximum of two offers.  If both offers are declined, you will be removed from the waiting list.