Stockholm offers a range of housing opportunities, but finding accommodation can take time so you have to start looking early. The vast public transportation system makes it possible to study in one part of Stockholm and live in another. Some international student groups are guaranteed housing through KTH while others need to find housing on their own.

Student housing at KTH Campus. Photo: Jonas Thorén

Accommodation for fee-paying students and scholarship holders 

  • Fee-paying students and scholarship holders are guaranteed accommodation for the first academic year, depending on the length of study programme and contract start.
  • Students admitted to an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme as well as EIT are also guaranteed housing, usually for the first academic year (depending on contract start).

The accommodation offered through KTH Accommodation is located in and around Stockholm within commuting distance from all campuses. The rooms are mainly single rooms in corridors but there are also some studio apartments

Read more about the application procedure and housing through KTH Accommodation

Accommodation for non fee-paying students (EU/EEA master students) 

If you are a non fee-paying student you are not guaranteed accommodation through KTH and therefor you need to find accommodation on your own. Finding housing in Stockholm can take some time so start looking as soon as possible.

When trying to find housing on your own it is important that you are careful as there are scammers who advertise housing on various advertising pages. Be sure to check all the information and do not pay any deposit or rent in advance, especially if you haven’t met the landlord or seen the apartment.

Read more about how you can find accommodation on your own 

SSSB- Stockholm Student Housing Foundation

Regardless if you receive accommodation through KTH or not, we recommend that you join the SSSB  accommodation queue. SSSB is a public housing queue for students and you can apply 90 days before you become a student union member, which is a requirement. You will not get housing through SSSB right away but after about a year in the queue you will usually get an offer. Once you've joined the queue, start looking for accommodation through other housing companies and private ads.

How far away from campus can I live?

The average commuting time in Stockholm is 40 minutes single journey. To find out if the accommodation you are interested in is within commuting distance from the campus you can use the travel planner on the website of SL (Public transport in Stockholm). 

SL Travel planner