Accommodation and economy

When you apply to a Swedish university or college, it is your own responsibility to take care of practical details such as housing.

Please note that it can take some time finding an apartment in Gothenburg, so you should find out more about student housing as soon as you consider studying here.

Note that state funding for rent does not go out to foreign students from other countries than the Scandinavian.


Student housing companies

SGS Studentbostäder and Chalmers Studentbostäder offers students in Gothenburg a wide range of apartments including several very central locations.

SGS Studentbostäder
Phone: +46 31 333 63 00
Fax: +46 31 333 63 01
Chalmers Studentbostäder
Phone: +46 31 772 39 40
Fax: +46 31 772 39 49
Please note that Chalmers Studentbostäder will not offer you an apartment before you have a Swedish personal id number.

Other options

Boplats Göteborg – web page for student apartments and private rooms
At Boplats Göteborgs’ webpage students can search for both regular student apartments and private rooms. You can also find general information about findig housing in Gothenburg as a student. For more information visit
The organization (transl. I want housing now) has a useful list of landlords and subrental organizations in Gothenburg on their homepage

HousingAnywhere provides a student-to-student contact platform for surenting rooms and apartments, specifically targeting international students. This website is free to use, operating on a student-to-student basis. If you are not sure whether you are allowed to rent out your room, please ask permission from your landlord in advance. For more information visit

If you are considering subrenting and turn to advertisement websites, please be careful and never pay anything in advance. Unfortunately fraud is not uncommon. If you are feeling insecure about a subrent lease, please feel free to consult our student lawyers.
Hyra Bostad is an accommodation agency that lists rental apartments from almost all private landlords in Gothenburg. Learn more at 

Prime Living
Student housing in Gothenburg
Hiring through Boplats Göteborg
Searching eligbility: Higher education

Financial aid

State funding for rent

If you are under 29 years of age, or if you are a student with children, regardless age, you have the right to get state funding for rent, provided that you are from a Scandinavian country. The funding is affected by income, rent and size of the apartment. You can learn more about this via Försäkringskassan’s home page.

Financial aid for studies

You apply for financial aid for studies from Centrala Studiestödsnämnden (CSN). Special rules apply for international students. You can learn more about this via CSN’s homepage.


Scholarships for students at the University of Gothenburg.
Scholarships for students at Chalmers University of Technology.
Scholarships provided by GFS.