Accommodation

Stockholm offers a range of housing opportunities, but finding accommodation can take time so you have to start 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 some need to find housing on their own.

Pracitical information on how to apply for housing through KTH Accommodation.

Degree students
Exchange students

Accommodation through KTH

Certain student groups are guaranteed housing from KTH Accommodation during their study period. All tuition fee paying students and students holding a tuition fee waiver are guaranteed accommodation for up to 23 months (depending on the length of study programme and contract start). Students admitted to an Erasmus+ programme as well as EIT and Science without Borders students are also guaranteed housing, usually for up to 11 months depending on contract start. The accommodation offered through KTH Accommodation is located around Stockholm within commuting distance of all campuses. The rooms are mainly single rooms in corridors but there are also some studio apartments.

KTH Accommodation also try to assist exchange students in finding housing during their studies. KTH Accommodation does not provide or assist in providing housing for degree students from EU/EEA and Switzerland, but there are lots of ways of finding accommodation on your own.

Do not pay in advance

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.

How far away can i live?

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

Finding accommodation on your own

Finding housing in Stockholm can take some time so start looking as soon as possible. It is wise to start by joining 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 can usually get something. Then start looking for accommodation through other housing companies and private ads.

There are several public and private housing companies in the Stockholm area, some of them are presented here. Note that a few of these take a registration fee.

Private Sublets

Housing companies close to the different KTH campuses

Other private housing companies

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