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Student housing

This page has information about our student housing, how to apply for accommodation, important dates and links related to student housing.

Please note that we do not offer accommodation for families. To be eligible for student housing you must study at least 15 credits at Södertörn University each semester.

Our housing areas and rooms

The application process differs for Swedish and international students. This page has information for international students. If you are a Swedish student at Södertörn University, information about the application process is available here.

Changed application process for autumn semester 2020

The deadline for housing applications has been extended due to the coronavirus outbreak (2 May – 10 August). If you apply in the first application period (1 April – 1 May), you will be given priority. If you apply during the extension period, rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but we will try to fulfil your requests wherever possible.

The payment deadline for the holding deposit has been extended until 14 August. Payment for the remaining rent for the semester is due on 3 September. Please do not pay your rent until you receive the invoice!

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

From applying to moving in

Please note that we only guarantee housing for individual exchange students and fee-paying Master’s students who apply before the deadline. We do not offer housing for couples or families. Housing is allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are placed on the waiting list, you cannot apply for specific housing. If being allocated a specific type of housing is important, please apply for housing as soon as applications open. Dates are available in the accommodation calendar above.

We use email to send you updates about housing, so please make sure we have the correct address and check your spam folder regularly.

  1. The first step of the application process is different for Master’s students and exchange students:
    Master’s students: You will receive a link to a housing form with your acceptance letter from Södertörn University. Please complete this form. We will then email application instructions to you. After you start the application process, we will email further instructions. Please contact us if you do not receive an email from us.
    Exchange students: You apply for accommodation after your home university has nominated you for studies at Södertörn University. Once you have finished your study application you will receive an email from our Mobility Online system with instructions about how to apply for housing. Start the housing application process using exactly the same name and email address as your study application. You will receive another email with further instructions once you have sent in your information. Please contact us if you do not receive an email.


    The following steps are the same for all international students.
  2. Once you have submitted your applicationopens in new window, you will receive no more information until after the application deadline.
  3. A few weeks after the application deadline, you will receive either an offer of housing or a notification that you are on the waiting list. You will be notified if you are not eligible for university housing.
  4. A few days after you accept the offer, we will email you an invoice for the holding deposit. The payment deadline is 10 days from the day you received the invoice. You need the information on the invoice to make the payment correctly. The holding deposit for your housing is one month’s rent and is non-refundable. Student accommodation is rented per semester. More information about payment.
  5. Once we have received your holding deposit, your housing is reserved for one or two semesters, depending on what you applied for. You will be sent your housing contract for one semester by email. If you applied for two semesters you will be sent a contract for the second semester at the end of the first one. Please download and sign the contract, then upload all the pages of the signed contract in Mobility Online. Please remember to email a copy to the Housing Office.
  6. You will receive the second, and final, invoice about six weeks before your arrival day(s). This is the remaining rent for the whole semester; the amount will depend on the housing you have been allocated and is the total sum for your housing per semester, minus the holding deposit. You will have 30 days to make the payment. We must receive this payment well before your arrival day because you cannot collect your key unless you have paid this invoice. Rent is non-refundable.
  7. Before the arrival day(s), we will send general information and information about how and where to collect your key. We recommend that you collect your key during the arrival days.
  8. Please note the opening hours for key collection and inform us if you cannot collect your key during the arrival days. You will receive a folder from the property owner when you collect your key. Please read this information carefully.
  9. When you move into your room, please make sure nothing is broken and go through the kitchen inventory to check that nothing is missing. If anything is broken or missing, you must report this within 48 hours. If you do not do this, you will be charged for repairs or replacements when you move out.

You have five days to either accept or decline a housing offer. If you decline the offer, please do so without delay so that we can offer your housing to the first person on the waiting list. Changing housing is not possible. If you decline the first offer, you will not receive a second one and must find your own housing.

Example offer

Dear name

You have been allocated a single/shared room:

Address: Street & number, postcode, city

Room number: flat number

Holding deposit: the first month’s rent

Second invoice: remaining rent for the semester

If you wish to accept this offer, please do so in Mobility Online and inform us of your decision by email. We will then send you an invoice for the holding deposit, which is non-refundable. If you have not received your invoice by date, please contact us immediately and we will re-send the invoice. You will have 10 days to make your payment. Please follow all the instructions on the invoice.

The second invoice must be paid by the end of August/December. You cannot collect the key to your room until the total cost has been paid. Rooms are only rented per semester, so even if you are here for a shorter period you must pay for the whole semester.

Arrival day(s): date

Last day of tenancy: date

(Autumn semester only) Please note that the last day of the semester is date January. We recommend staying at a hostel if you have an exam after the last day of your rental contract. If you are renting for a full academic year, the last day of your contract is date.

Student accommodation is rented per semester. You pay the first month’s rent as a holding deposit and then the remainder must be paid before you move in. You will not be able to collect your until the rent for the whole semester has been paid. An invoice for first month’s rent will be sent when you have been allocated a room. Please use the information on the invoice when you pay, so always include the invoice number (invoice no/fakturanummer/fakturanr) as your reference (it is the number at the top of the invoice).

  • Make sure you pay the full amount in Swedish kronor (SEK), including any bank fees for international transfers.
  • Södertörn University will charge you SEK 60 for each reminder we have to send, for example if payment is late, the amount is incorrect, or the payment cannot be identified.
  • Make your payment in Swedish kronor (SEK)
  • Please state your name if the payment does not come from your bank account.

Information for international transfers to Södertörn University’s bank account:

IBAN: SE6012000000012810110174

SWIFT/BIC code: DABASESX

Södertörn University’s bank address:

Södertörns högskolas Danske Bank
Box 4002 Stockholm
141 04 Huddinge
Sweden

Information for domestic transfers to Södertörn University’s bank account:

Bankgiro: 5052-5716

You will be notified of your place on the waiting list, but we cannot give you any indication how likely it is that you will receive a housing offer; we do not know how many students will decline their housing offers. A declined housing offer will be offered to the first person on the waiting list, so once you are on the waiting list you cannot apply for a specific kind of housing. There is no final date for when someone on the waiting list may receive an offer, because whenever someone declines a housing offer it will be forwarded to the waiting list.

Housing rules

  • Home insurance is compulsory
  • Students share responsibility for any damage in the common areas.
  • Students share responsibility for keeping the common areas clean.
  • Students are responsible for their visitors and will be liable for any damage or disturbance caused by them.
  • Single rooms cannot be shared by two people.
  • Shared rooms can only be shared by two tenants.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the buildings.
  • Pets are strictly prohibited inside the buildings.

Link to housing application

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Page updated

03-09-2020