Apply for accommodation other international students

All international students are eligible to apply for accommodation, however exchange students and international master students with the scholarship Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme are prioritized. Please read more about the process below.

Who is eligible?

All international students are eligible to apply for accommodation from the Housing Office. If you are a PhD student however, you should apply for researcher housing.

There is however a considerable housing shortage in Stockholm.  Therefore, during the autumn semester we generally can only offer accommodation to the prioritized groups, which are exchange students from partner universities and master students with a scholarship from Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme. If you belong to any of these groups, please read Apply for accommodation exchange students. Even for these prioritized groups we cannot guarantee accommodation.  For the students that we cannot offer housing, we refer to our information with advice on how to find housing on the private market.

Please note that accommodation cannot be provided to students with children because we do not have apartments that are suitable for families. Please also note that we cannot provide accommodation for students that have a Swedish citizenship.

Student accommodation is rented on a semester basis, and charged accordingly with set arrival and departure dates.

If your studies continue for one academic year (i.e. Autumn-Spring), you can apply for an extension for a second semester later on. Please note however that even if you have received accommodation for one semester, you will only be able to extend you contract for another semester if we have vacancies after the prioritized groups have been offered accommodation.

If your studies are for a longer period of time than one year, please note that you may only rent accommodation during your first year of your studies. The maximum rental period for all students is two semesters.

To apply for accommodation, please register at The application will be open from May 18 (2020) When your application has been submitted, it is placed in a housing queue. Please note! You cannot apply for accommodation before May 18.

Note! You cannot change your housing options at a later date, hence please make sure that you read about our different housing areas before applying for accomodation.

Also note that you must choose 3 different types of accommodation when you fill out the housing application.

If you receive a housing offer, we will try to give you the first option, but please note that this might not be possible, and we cannot even guarantee that the offer will be from one of your three options.

Please note – only exchange students are eligible for the housing areas: Lappis, Kungshamra and Hovbeslag. Accordingly, other international students can only apply for accommodation at Idun, Kurland, Fjällis and Nora Torg.

  1. Go to this webpage: and click on the tab that says “Register As Exchange Student”. In the next step you must fill out if you are an exchange student or a master student.
  2. Fill out the required information.
  3. Close your web browser and restart it to clear any open browsing sessions.
  4. Check your e-mail and follow the instruction in the e-mail you have received from the Housing Office that has been sent to you (the code should appear as you click on the link but if it does not you will have to type it in manually).
  5. Click on the “confirm” tab.
  6. Close your web browser and restart it to clear any open browsing sessions.
  7. Go to the webpage:
  8. Log in by filling out your e-mail and your password.
  9. Click on “Make Application” tab. Remember to choose the correct Academic Year (2020/2021) and the correct semester (Autumn).
  10. Continue to fill out the rest of the housing application. Since the housing application is primarily directed towards exchange students some information does not apply international master student so please use the information below instead:

SU Coordinator Name: write the name of your master program

  • SU Coordinator E-mail:
  • Home University Name: Stockholm University
  • Home University Coordinator Name: write the name of your master program
  • Home University Coordinator E-mail:

If you have any problems filling out the application when you follow these instructions you must email us at and make sure you include a screen dump so we can see what the problem is.

If we can offer you an accommodation – you will be notified by e-mail. The offer (e-mail) will keep information about the type of accommodation, in what area, when is your first rent-payment due date, where to pick-up the key, a copy of the rental contract, etc. Please read all information carefully before accepting your accommodation offer online.

The application period for the spring semester 2020 is over. For questions on availability now and during the summer, please send an email to

All rent contracts for the spring semester 2020 started on January 19, 2020 and will end on June 12, 2020.

The application period for the autumn semester 2020 will be open from May 18 and onwards.

All rent contracts for the autumn semester 2020 will start on Saturday, August 22, 2020 and will end on Friday, January 15, 2020.