Accommodation via LiU
This information is for students who have been allocated a room via Linköping University. The number of rooms are limited and only 75-80% of the international students will be allocated accommodation. If you did not get a room via the university, make sure you start looking for other housing alternatives. Please see tips how to find housing on the right.
Students studying the majority of their courses in Linköping apply for accommodation at the same time as applying for courses, before 15 April for autumn term and before 15 October for spring term. Linköping University has an agreement with the housing company Studentbostäder in Linköping, but it is not guaranteed that you will get a room. It is strongly advised you sign up with Studentbostäder on their website, and start to collect points for housing. You receive one point per day, and the more points, the greater chance to receive accommodation. Start to look early and make sure to have other alternatives. If there are more applicants than rooms, priority will be given to students whose application forms were received first.
Whether or not you will be allocated a room, you will be notified by post and email by the end of November/May at the latest. Rooms are rented only on a full month basis. For example, if you have been allocated the room from the first of August, but arrive on the 16, you still have to pay rent for the whole month.
If you are going to study in Norrköping, you can sign up with the housing company Studentbo. There is no guarantee you will get a room, so make sure to look for alternatives.
In most cases, a student room is for one person and is approximately 20 square meters with a private bathroom. Some students have got a room to share with one other student. In this case, the room will have two beds, a refrigerator inside the room and a shared bathroom. It is not possible to choose the type of room you will be offered.
Several rooms are often placed in the same corridor, with a shared kitchen and living room. Many of these rooms are located in student housing areas close to campus. The rent starts at approximately 3,500 SEK/month. No accommodation is available directly on campus.
The rooms are furnished, but you will have to bring your own pillow, blanket and sheets. Heating, electricity and internet is included in the rent. In the shared kitchen you will have your own part of the fridge and freezer. Kitchen utensils are not included, but it might sometimes be possible to borrow from other students in the corridor.
You also need to bring or purchase a network cable for your accommodation.
If you live in a double-room, you have to bring or purchase a router/modem in addition to the network cable.
If you have a car it is possible to rent a parking space. This can be arranged once you have arrived in Sweden through Studentbostäder.
The keys are available at the International Student Reception in Zenit-building on Campus Valla. Keys are only available from 1pm during office hours. If you arrive outside office hours a friend or a peer student may pick up the keys for you. If your room is booked from the first day of a month, it will be available from the first weekday of that month.
The housing contract should be signed when you arrive in Sweden. You will also fill in the cancellation date of the tenancy agreement. If you wish to cancel your contract earlier, you must submit an official notice in person at least three calendar months in advance.
Paying the rent
The rent is paid in advance for each month and the monthly invoice will be sent to your address. For example, the rent for September must be paid in the end August. For the first month of the contract you must pay within 48 hours after your arrival.
You can pay for your rent in several ways:
- Take your invoice and money to the shop Direkten next to Hemköp in Ryd’s Centre (Linköping). They will charge 45 SEK per invoice.
- Take your invoice and your credit card to any bank. A bank normally charges up to 150 SEK per invoice.
- Make an international money transfer from your home bank. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Still searching for a place to stay?
If you did not get accommodation through LiU, you will have to search for accommodation on your own. You need to start looking as soon as possible in order to avoid arriving in Sweden without a place to stay. Our Guide for finding accommodation is a good place to start.
Last updated: 2018-08-06