Accommodation for international bachelor's and master's students

There is a shortage in student housing in Stockholm, making it challenging to find a place to stay. Fee-paying students are guaranteed housing during the first year, while non-feepaying students need to find housing on their own.

It can be very difficult to find student housing, especially in the beginning of the semesters when many students are looking for a place to live. Start looking for housing as soon as you can! If you are eligible for housing through KI, be sure to apply within the deadline.

Don’t limit your search to the city centre. Stockholm’s public transport is working really well. It is not unusual to commute for about one hour to go to work or school. Focus on finding a place for the start of the semester, you can always move closer to campus later.

Finding housing on the private market may be tedious and time consuming, but almost everyone finds a place to stay after a while!

Applying for housing

Fee-paying students (non-EU citizens)

If you are a non-EU citizen who is required to pay tuition fees, you are guaranteed accommodation through KI Housing during your first year, but you must apply within the deadline. KI Housing offer furnished apartments and rooms in several areas of Stockholm.

Apply on KI Housing’s website as soon as you receive your notification of selection results. You are guaranteed a single occupancy.

When you apply for KI Housing state the following as your contact at Karolinska Institutet:

Study advisor, Eva Feron

Non-feepaying students (EU/EEA or Swiss citizens)

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, you need to find housing on your own. It is important to start looking for somewhere to live as soon as you are admitted.

As of 1 January 2023, Swedish legislation does not allow KI to sublet housing to EU/EEA students outside exchange agreements.

Changed regulations for universities regarding housing to students