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Housing for international students

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.

International Office will offer guidance and support to admitted exchange students in their search for accommodation. However, all students must realise that they are not guaranteed accommodation and that it is your own responsibility to find a place to stay.

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

Fee-paying students

Fee-paying students have the opportunity to book a student room with AB Bostäder, before the exchange students and the Swedish students, as soon as it has been confirmed that their tuition fee has been paid. Guidance about the booking procedure can be found online at AB Bostäder (external link)

Please note that the number of rooms are limited and that there is no guarantee that you will get a room through AB Bostäder. Therefore, fee-paying students should be prepared to search for other housing options as well. Also note that you need to book the room yourself, the university will not do it for you. If there are no rooms available on the website, then check again later on as more rooms may become available later, and make sure you do it on a daily basis.

Exchange students

Exchange students are given the chance to book a student room with AB Bostäder before the Swedish students. Guidance about the booking procedure can be found online at AB Bostäder (external link).

Please note that the number of rooms are limited and that there is no guarantee that you will get a room through AB Bostäder. Therefore, fee-paying students should be prepared to search for other housing options as well. Also note that you need to book the room yourself, the university will not do it for you. If there are no rooms available on the website, then check again later on as more rooms may become available later, and make sure you do it on a daily basis.

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, which means that it is up to you to find a place to live. 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

International Office is not responsible for arranging apartments suitable for families. Therefore, finding accommodation can be difficult for students who plan to come with their families or spouses. Normally, student rooms only for allow one person. Sometimes student apartments allow two people living together and sharing the apartment. Your options are to search for a regular apartment/flat at a rental agency or a sublet apartment at a private landlord. It is important that you are aware of this situation before coming to study in Borås if you have a family and/or want to live with your spouse.

Guest researchers and visiting staff

The services offered by International Office are for admitted students. 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.