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.

Please read the information below under the heading "Applying for student housing" to find out how to apply for student accommodation.

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 

Applying for student housing

Master's students paying tuition fees, scholarship students, exchange students within the World Wide, Nordic 5 Tech, NCTU, UNITECH, Erasmus Mundus, Double Degree and Linnaeus-Palme programmes
Chalmers guarantees accommodation for international students who pay tuition fees, scholarship students and students wihin a few or our exchange programmes. Soon after the last day to accept your admissions offer information about how and when to apply for housing will be sent to you by email from Chalmers Student Centre.
You will be offered accommodation and the guarantee is only valid if you apply for accommodation during the time slot stated in our offer. Student housing can either be a one-room apartment or a single room with shared kitchen, this means that the offer you receive from Chalmers is limited to one person.
If you have questions, send an email to the Chalmers Student Centre at student.centre@chalmers.se
Master's students not paying tuition fees and Erasmus students
Chalmers has agreements with SGS Studentbostäder, Chalmers Studentbostäder and a collaboraton with Gothenburg's official housing agency (Boplats).
 
Make sure to apply directly to each of these agencies. All administration - i.e. contracts, keys, payment - are handled by the housing agencies, not by Chalmers. Applications for accomodation are submitted online. Chalmers cannot give housing guarantee to these student categories.
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 availble only between certain dates during the summer.
If you have questions, send an email to student.centre@chalmers.se

Travelling to our campus areas 

Chalmers can be accessed quicky with an efficient transport system. You can move from one side of the city to another usually within about 30 minutes by bus, tram, ferry or bike. The public transport infrastructure is well designed and where your home is located doesn't matter, you will always be able to travel with public transport. Whether you study at Campus Johanneberg or Campus Lindholmen, you can still access these two campuses in an efficient way. On the link below you can plan your journey with the public transport system to get an idea of the distance travelling to and from our campus areas. 


Find out how long you new route to campus will take with public transport

Boplats has estimated how many minutes you will have to commute from different parts of the city when travelling to our campuses.


Related links

Blocket (private housing, ads in Swedish)

Hyra bostad (rental offers in Swedish)

Important!
  • Check with the property owner that the person is the occupier of the flat
  • Require identification of the landlord and a tenancy agreement
  • Never pay deposit or rent in advance before you have visited the accommodation and a contract i signed
  • Be wary if the landlord is abroad or can't meet you
  • Do not pay money via anonymous payment services.
  • If you have been the victim of a fraud it is important that you report this to the police.


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).
 

 

 

 

Published: Thu 14 Oct 2010. Modified: Tue 29 Nov 2016