Exchange students who come to study at Karolinska Institutet within an established exchange agreement are eligible to apply for accommodation through Karolinska Institutet Housing AB (formerly known as UAC).
Applying for a student room
KI Housing offers furnished student rooms, most of them located in Solna close to Campus Solna but also near Södersjukhuset and in Vårberg. When you have been admitted to Karolinska Institutet as an exchange student, your international student coordinator at Karolinska Institutet will contact KI Housing to let them know that you are eligible to apply for accommodation.
You also have to apply online at the KI Housing website. As there is a shortage of student rooms in Stockholm, we advise you to apply for accommodation as soon as you have received your acceptance letter from Karolinska Institutet. Please note that Karolinska Institutet cannot guarantee accommodation for all exchange students.
We strongly advise you to take out a home insurance (hemförsäkring) for your stay in Stockholm. If anything is stolen from your room, or if any property is damaged or lost during your rental period, you are responsible for covering the repair or replacement costs.
If you have a residence permit for studies in Sweden for at least 12 months, you can register in Sweden and receive a Swedish personal identity number. With a Swedish personal identity number, you may take out home insurance through any Swedish insurance company.
If you want to find housing on your own, it is good to know that the housing market in Stockholm is difficult. The lack of both student housing and other housing can make it difficult to find accommodation.
When you rent a property, there should always be a written contract between you and the landlord (or equivalent).
To avoid becoming a victim of fraud, please follow the checklist from Akademisk kvart:
- Visit the accommodation before you accept the offer
- Do not pay any money before you sign a contract
- Agree to rules before you move to the accommodation. For example, access to common areas, telephone, electricity, etc.
- Make sure to save the receipts for the paid rents