Have you been accepted to study in Stockholm ahead of the autumn semester 2021? Congratulations! Do you know where you are going to live? No? Here are three tips for those of you who are new to Stockholm.
1. Stockholms studentbostäder’s queue for student union members
The first thing you should do is to join Stiftelsen Stockholms studentbostäder’s (SSSB’s) housing wait list. SSSB is the largest student housing company in Sweden and have thousands of accommodations for Stockholm students who are members of a student union affiliated with SSCO. A list of SSCO’s member unions can be found here.
If you do not yet have a Swedish personal identification number, please make sure that the e-mail address you use to sign up with SSSB is the same one that you register with your student union, as the SSSB automatic system will not be able to find your membership otherwise.
2. Our intermediary subletting agency Akademisk kvart
While you are queueing maybe you need somewhere to stay? Since 2011, SSCO runs the intermediary subletting agency Akademisk kvart, which is aimed at students and has rent levels set in relation to students’ financial situation and with good terms and conditions. You will find all active ads here:
3. Ett Tak
Ett Tak is a matching service for people who wish to sublet a room or part of their accommodation and students looking for somewhere to stay. They match person to person for a mutual, secure and enjoyable lodging.
PS. If you are planning on staying in Stockholm past your studies, it can also be worth joining the Stockholm Housing Agency‘s queue. They do also have student housing, but the queue times are rather long. But who knows – sometimes you can be lucky! Queueing with the Stockholm Housing Agency costs 200 SEK per year.