Accommodation - Student housing

Chalmers has agreements with two housing agencies and a collaboration with Gothenburg's official housing agency (Boplats) - please find more information below.
Applications for student housing have to be submitted online, directly to the housing agencies, during specific time periods for different categories of students. Further information about how to apply for accommodation will be sent by email soon after you have replied to your admission offer.
Please read carefully the information below under the heading "Student categories" to find out what applies for the student category that you belong to. 

Student housing agencies contracted by Chalmers

You will find description of accommodation, location and prices on the website of the specific agency. All administration - i.e. contracts, keys, payments - are handled by the housing agencies, not by Chalmers. Questions regarding housing should be addressed to the housing agencies directly.

  • SGS Studentbostäder
Offers housing in several parts of the city (cis@sgsstudentbostader.se).
SGS Studentbostäder
Housing information at SGS Studentbostäder

  • Chalmers Studentbostäder
Offers housing either nearby Chalmers campus Johanneberg or close to Chalmers campus Lindholmen (info@chalmersstudentbostader.se).
Chalmers Studentbostäder

  • Boplats Göteborg 
Boplats is the main portal for rental housing in Gothenburg, where international students may search for private rooms and sublet apartments. Staff from Boplats will be available between certain dates during the summer to provide support and assist students without housing priority in their search for a room (room@boplats.se or info@boplats.se).
Boplats Göteborg 

Student categories

 
  • Master's students paying tuition fees
    Chalmers guarantees accommodation for international students who pay tuition fees and apply for accommodation on time. If you have been awarded a scholarship you count as a fee-paying student as well. Soon after the last day to accept your admissions offer, further information about how and when to apply for housing will be sent to you by email from Chalmers Student Centre. The accommodation guarantee is valid if you apply by 16 May, at the latest. 
    If you have questions, send an email to the Chalmers Student Centre at student.centre@chalmers.se

  • Master's students not paying tuition fees
    Chalmers cannot give housing priority to this student category. Nevertheless, during the summer, staff from Boplats Göteborg will provide support and assist these students in their search for a room. The Boplats coordinators will be available only between certain dates during summer. After you have accepted your offer of admission, further information about how and when to apply for housing will be sent to you by email from the Chalmers Student Centre.
    If you have questions, send an email to Chalmers Student Centre at student.centre@chalmers.se

  • Erasmus students
    Chalmers cannot give housing priority to Erasmus students. Nevertheless, during the summer staff from Boplats Göteborg will provide support and assist these students in their search for a room. The Boplats coordinators will be available only between certain dates during summer.
    Further information about how and when to apply for housing will be sent by email when you are admitted.
    If you have questions, send an email to student.centre@chalmers.se

  • Exchange students within the World Wide, Nordic 5 Tech, NCTU, UNITECH, ERASMUS Mundus, Double Degree and Linnaeus-Palme programmes
    Chalmers gives housing priority to students admitted within the above mentioned agreements. The housing priority is valid only between certain dates. After admission, further information about housing will be provided by the exchange coordinator at Chalmers.
    If you have questions, send an email to student.centre@chalmers.se

Students say

The next step; finding a place to stay in Gothenburg! Student Ambassador Waleed points out his experience and emphatically ends with "... because Chalmers is worth it!" (published April 2014)
Students Accommodation In Gothenburg Blog post by Student Ambassador Owilli Ben Oyunu (published April 2014) 
Finding accommodation in Gothenburg Blog post where Student Ambassador Divia describe her own apartment hunting (published April 2014)
Life in Högsbogatan 30 Student Ambassador Divia shows you her life in Högsbogatan in Gothenburg (don't miss her nice movie about the place) (published May 2014) 
Gothenburg, my new home! Curious about how it is to live in different areas of Gothenburg? Student Ambassador Waleed Hasan shows the way to his accommodation in Backa. Follow him through text, images and film... (published May 2014).

Related links

 

Housing Anywhere
Blocket (private housing ads in Swedish)
Hyra Bostad (rental offers in Swedish)


 

Important!

  • Beware of fraudsters
  • Do not make any payments before seeing the apartment and before signing a contract
  • Do not use anonymous payment services
  • Make sure that the person signing the contract has the right to rent the flat to you
 

 

 

 

Published: Thu 14 Oct 2010. Modified: Mon 02 May 2016