Important information before applying

Karolinska Institutet Housing offers furnished apartments and rooms in several areas in Stockholm to incoming international students and guest researchers at Karolinska Institutet.

Important information

The application process consists of three steps.

  1. Important information before applying
  2. Register and submit your application
  3. After applying

Before applying, we ask you to read the information below to make sure that you are eligible to apply for KI Housing accommodation. 

Applying for KI Housing accommodation

Incoming international students and researchers within these categories who will be studying/working at Karolinska Institutet are eligible to apply for accommodation through KI Housing.

When can I apply?

We recommend you to apply for accommodation through KI Housing as soon as possible when you know your date of arrival.

You can apply for housing even if you have not received your letter of acceptance/invitation but it is important that you upload your letter in the customer portal once you have received it. What information this letter must contain is described below.

Definitions of eligible categories and supportive documentation requirements

All applicants must upload supportive documentation to confirm that they are eligible to apply for KI Housing accommodation. Applications without any supportive documentation will not be processed.

Rental time

The rental time is limited to one year, as our accommodation is intended to be a first place to stay when an international guest researcher/student arrives. If you need accommodation for a longer period than one year, you may apply for a contract extension for up to an additional nine months. You need to email your request for an extension to not later than two months before the ending date of your contract. There is no guarantee that your request can be granted.

It is possible to apply for a rental period shorter than one month, however a minimum of one month’s rent plus a short-stay fee of SEK 1000 will be charged.

Data protection policy

Note that KI Housing handles personal data only for specific purposes e.g. to process applications for accommodation. By applying for accommodation from KI Housing, the applicant confirms the approval of handling of his/her personal data given in the application.

More information about KI Housing's policy for data protection.

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