Application process for Swedish students

This page has information about the application process for Swedish students.

If you are an international student, please go to sh.se/housing.

We offer accommodation to students taking at least 15 credits per semester at Södertörn University. We do not have accommodation for families or for couples and international students have priority.

We offer studio apartments, single rooms in corridors and shared rooms in corridors. More information is available at sh.se/housingexternal link. The shortest possible stay with us is three months. If you wish to extend your contract, you must apply each autumn semester by emailing us. The longest possible stay is two years, but our contracts are for a maximum of one year at a time.

Application process

  1. Fill out the application form. During the application period, the link is at the bottom of this page. Complete the form and press submit.
  2. You will receive either an offer of housing or a notification that you are on the waiting list within two weeks. You will also be notified if you are not eligible for university housing.
  3. Once you have received your housing offer, you have five days to accept or decline it. If you decline the offer, you will not receive a second offer from Södertörn University and you will have to find housing on your own. There is an example housing offer here.
  4. If you have accepted your housing offer on time, your tenancy agreement will be emailed to you. Please sign it and return all the pages of the signed contract to us by email.
  5. You will be sent your first invoice well before your tenancy begins. This invoice includes the holding deposit (the first month’s rent). Rent is paid monthly in advance. However, if your contract is for only three months, we will send you one invoice for the whole period.
  6. As your moving-in date approaches, we will send you information about your housing and how and where to collect your key. The earliest you can collect your key is 12 noon on the first day of your tenancy.

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 place in 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 want to accept this offer, please reply to this email within five days. We will process your application within two weeks.

When you have accepted the offer, we will send you the tenancy agreement; sign it and send it back to us. If you have not received your tenancy agreement within two weeks after accepting the offer, please contact us and we will send it anew.

As your moving-in date approaches, we will send you an invoice for the holding deposit (first month’s rent). Please make sure we receive your payment by the deadline stated on your invoice. The holding deposit is non-refundable. Please use the information on the invoice to make the payment correctly, or we will not receive your payment on time.

Insurance

Home insurance is compulsory. As a tenant, you are responsible for your accommodation and any damage caused to it, even if the damage is caused by a guest. You are responsible for compensation, whether the damage is the result of carelessness, an accident or a deliberate act.


Moving in

Once you have received your rental contract and paid your first invoice, we will email you information about collecting your key and moving in.

Keys

You can collect your keys from 12 noon on the first day of your tenancy, from Huge Bostäder’s office, which is here.external link, opens in new window. Please remember your ID/passport. Their opening hours are here.external link, opens in new window

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

Inspection

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.

Moving out

Towards the end of your tenancy, you will receive an email with detailed information and cleaning instructions. If your room is not properly emptied or cleaned, you will be charged for the costs generated by the extra administration and cleaning service.

Keys

Return your keys by noon on the day after the last day of your tenancy. The key should be left at Huge Bostäder’s office, which is located here. If any keys are missing, you will be charged for changing the locks

Period of notice

The period of notice is two months, but the minimum possible tenancy is three months. Please email us if you if you want to give notice.

If want to extend your contract, please email us so we can see if this is possible. Please note that the longest possible tenancy is two years.

Link to housing application