Housing for Exchange Students
As a special service Stockholm University tries to assist students from partner universities with accommodation. Stockholm University does not own any student dormitories and does not normally organise accommodation for students. A special exception is made for exchange students from Universities with which Stockholm University has a signed co-operation agreement and students who receive scholarship via Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme. The accommodation can be rented for a maximum of 2 semester.
The Housing Office manages a limited number of corridor rooms and studio apartments in Stockholm. Unfortunately, due to the high demand and shortage of accommodation in Stockholm, we cannot guarantee accommodation for every exchange student and we cannot provide housing for students with children or students who are doing an Erasmus internship (or any other internship).
Applying for accommodation
The Housing Office have e-mailed all incoming exchange students for the spring semester 2016 information on how to apply for accommodation on October 20-21. The deadline to apply for accommodation was October 31. All rent contracts for the spring semester will start on January 18 and end on June 10.
Exchange students that started their studies during the autumn semester but did not recieve accommodation can apply for the spring semester if they are continuing their studies. These students must e-mail the Housing Office directly to receive information on how to apply: email@example.com
International master students will be able to apply for accommodation in the Last minute housing lottery that will take place during the beginning of the spring semester. More information about this lottery will be posted on this webpage on January 11.
We currently have one shared studio apartment available at Idun for a male student and one shared studio apartment at Idun for a female student for the autumn semester (this accommodation is only available until January 15) so if you are interested in this accommodation please e-mail the Housing Office for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Picking up keys
Keys can be picked up at the Housing Office Key Desk located at Södra Huset, Entrance B, floor 3. Walk down to the 3rd floor from Entrance B and walk into the corridor straight ahead. Make a right at the elevators. The Housing Office Key Desk is open Monday-Friday between 09:00-16:00.
Rent contract information
All rent contract for the autumn semester 2015 will start on August 22, 2015 and end on January 15, 2016 (room keys must be returned by 18:00 on January 15).
All rent contracts for the spring semester 2016 will start on January 18, 2016 and end on June 10, 2016 (room keys must be returned by 18:00 on June 10). The Housing Office will inform all students that have received housing where and when to pick up the keys and sign the rent contract. If you are not sure where to go please contact the Housing Office: email@example.com
Your housing contract is signed for one semester at a time. If you spend the entire academic year (i.e. autumn-spring semester or spring-autumn semester) as an exchange student, you can choose to extend your current rent contract for another semester. At the most you can receive housing for 2 semesters (no exceptions).
Returning the keys
The keys must be returned at the Housing Office Key Desk located at Södra Huset, Entrance B, floor 3. Walk down to the 3rd floor from Entrance B and walk into the corridor straight ahead. Make a right at the elevators. The Housing Office Key Desk is open Monday-Friday between 09:00-16:00. If you arrive when they are closed the keys can be dropped in the Key Box located on the right side of the elevators when Södra Huset is open, see the information below.
Please note! If you do not return your keys on time you will have to pay a penalty fee of 4390 SEK (the cost of a lock change). This rules applied no mattter how late your keys were returned or if a friend returned the keys for you.
Also, please note that you are not allowed to return the keys at any other place than the Housing Office Key Desk or the Key Box in Södra Huset. If you return the keys at any other place you also have to pay a penalty fee of 4390 SEK (the cost of a lock change). This rules applies even if a house caretaker or another student have told you it is ok to return the keys somewhere else.
Södra Huset is open:
(closed on public holidays)
Remember that you must put your keys in an envelope and write your name, address and room-/apartment number on it before you put it in the keys box.
If you have any questions please contact the Housing Office via e-mail since we do not have any reception hours: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 17, 2015
Source: Housing Office, Property Management Office