Housing for international students
Students are not guaranteed accommodation and it is the student’s responsibility to find a place to stay. There is a shortage of accommodation for students in Borås and in Sweden in general and finding a suitable place to stay can be difficult. Students should be prepared to look for apartments outside the city centre and be aware that they might not be able to choose whether to live in a shared apartment or by themselves. 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 have the opportunity to book a student room with AB Bostäder, before the exchange students and the Swedish students, but only if the 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 keep checking it regularly as more rooms can be made available continuously.
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, exchange 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 keep checking it regularly as more rooms can be made available continuously.
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. For more information on finding accommodation in Borås see the page Finding a place to live.
Students coming with family
Student housing is not suited for families and the International Office is not able to help students to find other apartments suitable for families. Finding accommodation can be difficult for students who plan to come with their families or spouses. Normally, only one person is allowed to live in a student room. Sometimes it is possible for two persons to share a student apartment, please note that they are few and in high demand and children are not allowed. Your best options if you are brining your family to Borås is to search for a regular apartment/flat at a rental agency or a sublet apartment from a private landlord. It is important that you inform the agency/landlord about how many people are going to live in the apartment before signing a contract.
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.
Fee-paying students and Exchange students that are renting an unfurnished apartment from AB Bostäder can borrow furniture from the International Office. In order to borrow furniture, please fill out the form below.
12 January - book no later than 6 January
1 February- book no later than 26 January