Accommodation - Student housing

​The city of Gothenburg is a popular place to study which means that there is a very high demand for rooms. For the same reason it's very difficult to find housing, especially in the central parts of the city. You must be prepared to commute up to one hour from Chalmers. You are expected to search actively yourself, which means that you must put yourself in the queue systems for the housing agencies. It's important that you don't wait until the last minute, start looking for accommodation as soon as possible.

If you haven't found a place to stay before you arrive in Gothenburg it's important that you contact our municipal housing agency, Boplats Göteborg, to start your search for an accommodation. Until you have found a permanent place to live, you will have to arrange for a temporary accommodation such as a hostel or hotel by yourself.

Housing agencies

Chalmers has agreements with the housing agencies SGS Studentbostäder and Chalmers studentbostäder, and also a collaboration with the city of Gothenburg's municipal housing agency, Boplats Göteborg. Make sure to apply directly to each of these agencies. You'll find more detailed information on the links below.

Apply for student housing

You'll find all information regarding how to apply for accommodation at Chalmers Student Portal.
Arrange accommodation - private landlords

Travelling to our campus areas 

You can travel from one side of Gothenburg to the other, usually within 30 minutes by bus, tram, ferry or bike. The public transport 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 the campuses in an efficient way. On the travelplanner below you can get an idea of the distance travelling to and from our campus areas.

Find out how long your 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.

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 14 Nov 2017