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 you will have to arrange for temporary accommodation such as a hostel or hotel by yourself. There is a possibility to obtain accommodation through University of Gothenburg. Please read the
information on this page (University of Gothenburg) and fill
out the form on the same page, through the request-link, if you are interested
in renting student accommodation during autumn 2020. Make sure to make a
note that you are an incoming exchange or non-exchange student at Chalmers, not
the University of Gothenburg.
Chalmers has agreements with the housing agencies SGS Studentbostäder and Chalmers studentbostäder. 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 apply 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 apply for their housing, including keys and contract, rent and payments, and what is expected before departure.
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 on public transport. Whether you study at Campus Johanneberg or Campus Lindholmen, you can still access the campuses in an efficient way. On the travel planner below you can get an idea of the distance travelling to and from our campus areas.