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Housing for international students

The International Office will send information about accommodation by e-mail to all admitted students after their admission letter has been sent, so make sure to check your inbox.

The International Office will offer guidance and support to admitted international students when searching for accommodation. However, students should realise that they are not guaranteed accommodation and it is your own responsibility to find a place to stay at.

Assisting students in finding accommodation is a difficult task. For this reason students cannot be too demanding in the type of accommodation they feel is acceptable and must be flexible in terms of the rent and location of the room. The cost for renting a regular student room/apartment varies depending on the size and standard, but is normally around SEK 2500 - SEK 5000.

Fee-paying students

Fee-paying students are given the chance to book a student room with AB Bostäder, before exchange students and Swedish students, once it has been confirmed their tuition fee has been paid. Guidance about the booking procedure can be found online at the AB Bostäder (external link)However, please note that the number of rooms are limited and there is no guarantee you will get a room by AB Bostäder. Fee-paying students should therefore prepare themselves by searching for other options as well. You need to book the room yourself, the university will not do it for you. If there are no rooms available on the website, you are advised to check the site on a daily basis as more rooms may become available at a later stage.

Exchange students

Exchange students are given the chance to book a student room with AB Bostäder before Swedish students. Guidance about the booking procedure can be found online at the AB Bostäder (external link). However, please note that the number of rooms are limited and there is no guarantee you will get a room by AB Bostäder. Exchange students should therefore prepare themselves by searching for other options as well. You need to book the room yourself, the university will not do it for you. If there are no rooms available on the website, you are advised to check the site on a daily basis as more rooms may become available at a later stage.

Non-fee paying degree students

If you are a degree student who is not an exchange student and is not required to pay tuition fees, the University of Borås does not provide assistance in finding accommodation - it is entirely up to yourself to find accommodation. This means that you are in the same situation as a regular Swedish student. See Finding a place to live for more information on finding accommodation in Borås.

Students coming with family

The International Office are not responsible to arrange apartments suitable for families. Finding accommodation can be very difficult for students who plan to come with their family or spouse. Student rooms usually allow only one individual to live in the rooms. Sometimes student apartments allow two people living together and share apartment. The alternatives are to search for a standard apartment/flat with a rental agency or a sublet apartment with a private landlord. It is important to be aware of these difficulties before coming to study in Borås if you have a family and want to live with your spouse.

Guest researchers and visiting staff

The services by the International Office are mainly for students admitted to the University. If you will not attend the University as an exchanges student or a degree student, you should contact your supervisor or contact person for guidance instead.