Information about accommodation will initially be sent to you by email* from Next Stop Chalmers. When you have paid the tuition fee you will receive information regarding how to apply for accommodation from Chalmers Student Centre or Chalmers Student Housing. Please note that this information will be sent to you in mid June, after last day of payment. Make sure to apply directly to each agency, applications are submitted online.
*The email you used when you applied at universityadmissions.se
Invoice: 16 April 2020
Last day of payment: 1 June 2020
Information regarding accommodation: In the middle of June from either Chalmers Student Centre or Chalmers Student Housing
You are expected to search actively yourself, which means that you must put yourself in the queueing systems for the housing agencies. It's important that you don't wait until the last minute, as soon as you have paid your tuition fee you should start looking for accommodation. The guarantee means that Chalmers will assist students who pay tuition fee and scholarship students in finding their first accommodation.
Most students will find a place to live through either Chalmers Studentbostäder or SGS Studentbostäder, some through 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.
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.
Housing standard in Sweden
Normally a room in a student dormitory is furnished, which means a higher rent. Rents vary between 4–6500 SEK / 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.
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.