Student

Housing

This page has information about our student housing, how to apply for accommodation if you are an exchange student or a fee-paying student, important dates and links to forms and documents related to housing.

We do not offer accommodation for families.

Autumn

Application for housing opens

1 April

Application deadline

1 May

Students receive accommodation placement

Late May

Deadline for accepting your accommodation

Mid June

Students receive detailed accommodation information

June/July

Official arrival dates: pick up key 9am - 15pm

Late August

Students book an inspection time for the day they move out

At least two weeks before moving out

Last day to move out

Mid January


Spring

Application for housing opens

1 September

Application deadline

15 October

Students receive accommodation placement

Mid November

Deadline for accepting your accommodation

Mid December

Students receive detailed accommodation information

December/January

Official arrival dates

Mid January

Students book an inspection time for the day they move out

At least two weeks before moving out

Last day to move out

Mid June

Applying for accommodation

All eligible students must apply for accommodation in the Mobility Online tool. If you are an exchange student, you will be sent a link on completing your application. If you are a non-European Master’s student, a link to a form in included in your acceptance letter; the form must be filled in and then you will receive an email with a link to the accommodation application. Mobility Online has information about how to apply for accommodation.

The application period is 1 April – 1 May for the autumn semester and 1 September – 15 October for the spring semester.

Who is eligible for accommodation?

Södertörn University’s student accommodation is only available to exchange students and non-European Master’s students. It is only for students who are in their first year of studying at Södertörn University. Students must take at least 15 credits per semester to be eligible for accommodation.

If you are not eligible for accommodation from Södertörn University, you are responsible for finding your own accommodation.

What are the requirements?

There is no guarantee that rooms will be available. Rooms will be allocated in the following order:

  1. International master students (non-European)
  2. Exchange students (non-European)
  3. Exchange students (European)
  4. Exchange students (Nordic)

In each category, priority is given to students staying for a full academic year. After this, accommodation is allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

How to apply?

Exchange students can apply for accommodation through the Mobility Online system. You will be emailed your login details after you have been nominated by your university, and will then be able to select your accommodation preferences.

Fee-paying students will need to fill out a form, sent with the acceptance letter, to access the Mobility Online system. You will receive login details by email and will then be able to select your accommodation preferences.

The number of rooms is limited. Please rank your choices (1, 2 and 3) on the application form. There will be more students than available rooms, so you must choose more than one option if you wish to improve your chances of a place in university accommodation.

An accepted offer of accommodation is binding, and your room will be reserved for a semester or the full academic year. We cannot change your accommodation once it has been allocated; this applies however long you are staying. The first month’s rent must be paid in advance and payment details will be emailed to you. If you wish to extend your stay from one semester to two semesters, please contact your housing officer three months before your contract ends.

If you apply after the deadline, we cannot offer you a room unless there is a cancellation and no students who applied on time accept the room.

Drop-in-hours for International Office/Study and Career Centre

Thursday 12:30-13:30.

Read more about the areas and rooms

Housing rules

  • Neither the landlord nor Södertörn University can be held responsible for any theft or loss of personal possessions, including accommodation keys. Students who lose a key will be charged the cost for changing the locks.
  • Students share responsibility for any damage in the common areas.
  • Students share responsibility for keeping the common areas clean.
  • Single rooms cannot be shared by two people.
  • Shared rooms can only be shared by two students.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the buildings.
  • Pets are strictly prohibited inside the buildings.
  • Students are responsible for their visitors and will be liable for any damage or disturbance caused by them.

Moving in

If you have applied for and received a confirmation of student housing from Södertörn University, collect your keys on the arrival days. Moving in is only possible on the arrival days and you will not have access to your room until you have signed the tenancy contract. Signing the contract must be done in person. If you arrive in the evening, you will have to arrange your own accommodation for the first night.

Keys

You can collect your key from the landlord on the arrival days; they are located here.external link, opens in new window Take your ID/passport and a copy of your signed contract. You will not be able to collect your key if the rent has not been paid in advance. More detailed information about collecting your key will be sent to you before your arrival.

Please note that only the student named on the rental contract may collect the key.

Moving out

Book your room inspection at least two weeks before you move out. Information about how to book your inspection will be available about one month before the end of your contract. If you wish to move out more than two weeks before the end of your contract, please contact the Housing Office at accommodation@sh.se to schedule an inspection.

Please notify the inspector in advance of any damaged items or fixtures, and follow these cleaning instructions . If your room is not properly emptied or cleaned, you will be charged for the cleaning service.

Keys

After the inspection, hand over the keys to the cleaning inspector. You will not be able to re-enter the room after it has been inspected. If any keys are missing, you will be charged for changing the locks.

Period of notice

Your contract is for one or two semesters, depending on the duration of your stay. No refund is possible. If you are extending your first semester of study at Södertörn University to a full academic year and would like to extend your contract for your student room, please contact the Housing Office.

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Page updated

13-08-2019