The city of Gothenburg is a popular place to study which means that there is a very high demand for rooms. For the same reason it's very difficult to find housing, especially in the central parts of the city. You must be prepared to commute up to one hour from Chalmers. You are expected to search actively yourself, which means that you must put yourself in the queue systems for the housing agencies. It's important that you don't wait until the last minute, as soon as you receive your admissions letter you should start looking for accommodation.
If you haven't found a place to stay
before you arrive in Gothenburg it's important that you contact our municipal housing agency, Boplats Göteborg, to start your search for an
accommodation. Until you have found a permanent place to live, you will have to arrange for a temporary accommodation such as a hostel or hotel by yourself.
Chalmers has agreements with the housing agencies SGS Studentbostäder and Chalmers studentbostäder, and also a collaboration with the municipal housing agency, Boplats Göteborg. Make sure to apply directly to each of these agencies. Applications for accommodation are submitted online during specific time periods for different categories of students, you’ll find more information for each student category in the menu. All administration - i.e. contracts, keys, payments etc. - are handled by the housing agencies, not by Chalmers.
SGS Studentbostäder has rooms in several parts of the city. At their website you’ll find information about the rules that applies for their housing, including keys and contract, rent and payments, and what is expected before departure.
Chalmers studentbostäder offers housing nearby campus Johanneberg and campus Lindholmen. At their website you’ll find information about the rules that applies for their housing, including keys and contract, rent and payments, and what is expected before departure.
Boplats Göteborg is the municipal housing agency and the main portal for rental housing in Gothenburg, where international students may search for private rooms and sublet apartments. Between June and September, there are coordinators at Boplats who will provide support and assist students in their search for a room for the autumn semester. If you arrive to Chalmers in the spring semester you should look in to Boplats website, as soon as possible.
The coordinators can help you with:
- General information about housing in Gothenburg
- Support international students in their search for housing
- How to apply for private rooms
- How to avoid accommodation fraud and questions concerning specific offers
- Provide tenancy agreements, and other helpful material
Travelling to and from campus
You can travel from one side of Gothenburg to the other, usually within 30 minutes by bus, tram, ferry or bike. The public transport is well designed and where your home is located doesn't matter, you will always be able to travel with public transport. Whether you study at Campus Johanneberg or Campus Lindholmen, you can still access the campuses in an efficient way. On the travelplanner below you can get an idea of the distance travelling to and from our campus areas.