Accommodation - exchange students: Nordic 5 Tech, UNITECH, Erasmus Mundus, Double Master's Degree, IDEA League, Linnaeus-Palme

​​You will receive information via email* regarding how to apply for accommodation when you have been accepted to Chalmers.

* To the email address you used when you applied to Chalmers International Mobility or at universityadmissions.se
 

Key date

  • Email with Information regarding accommodation: In the middle of June from Chalmers Student Centre
It is important that you follow the instructions in the email. Don't wait until the last minute, as there is a very high demand for rooms in Gothenburg.
The accommodation can be located outside the central parts of Gothenburg.

Accommodation guarantee

The guarantee means that Chalmers will assist students who are admitted within the bilateral exchange programmes Nordic 5 Tech, UNITECH, Erasmus Mundus, Double Master's Degree and Linnaeus-Palme in finding their first accommodation.

The guarantee is limited to one person, (i.e not partner, nor family). The accommodation can be located outside central Gothenburg and it's suburbs, which means that you must be prepared to commute up to one hour to Chalmers. The accommodation can either be in student dormitories or with a private landlord, i.e. either a one-room apartment, a single room with shared kitchen and toilet or a shared apartment. The start and end dates for your rental contract may differ from the academic year and the scheduling of the courses.

Most students will find a place to live through SGS Studentbostäder and private landlords. If you get an offer from either of these alternatives and choose not to answer or turn it down the guarantee is not valid anymore and you will have to search for accommodation by yourself.

If you haven't found a permanent place to stay before you arrive in Gothenburg you will have to arrange temporary accommodation such as a hostel or hotel by yourself.

Housing standard

Standards in Sweden is that a room in a student dormitory is furnished, which means a higher rent. Rents vary between SEK 4,000–6500 per month, including wifi, electricity, heating and water. The rooms are furnished, but you need to arrange items such as: mattress, pillow, duvet, sheets, towels and kitchen utensils. (You can find reasonably priced housing items at both furniture- and food stores.)  All administration (contracts, keys, payment) are handled by the housing agencies, not by Chalmers. If you stay with a private landlord you need to make sure what's included in the rent, i.e. heating, water, electricity, wifi, furniture etc.

Families

It is very difficult for a family to find accommodation in Gothenburg. If you plan to study here and want to bring your family, you need to arrange accommodation before you arrive in Gothenburg. The accommodation guarantee is limited to one person, (i.e not partner, nor family). If you still choose to bring your family, please note that the rent for an apartment for a family varies between 8-12,000 SEK / month.


If you have questions, please contact Chalmers Student Centres.

Published: Mon 27 Jan 2020.