Watch on YouTube: An overview of how to apply for housing, the different housing options available and key providers for students admitted to autumn 2018 degree studies at Lund University
Note that this information applied to degree students starting their studies in autumn 2018.
How to find housing
Unless you are a student with a housing guarantee (read more below), you are responsible for finding your own housing. We strongly recommend that you have your accommodation sorted out before your arrival, as many students are looking for housing at the start of the semesters. We recommend that you apply for accommodation through several different agencies and that you are very active in your search for housing. To find somewhere to live in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg, most international students apply through LU Accommodation (a part of Student Services at Lund University). However, LU Accommodation will not be able to offer housing to all international students and therefore we strongly recommend that you also apply through other accommodation agencies. Accommodation agencies include the Student Unions' housing service BoPoolen.nu and AF Bostäder, as well as several different private agencies. Students may also find housing through the student nations.
Although LU Accommodation and other accommodation agencies will do their best to help you, it is ultimately your own responsibility to find housing, unless you have a housing guarantee, see below.
Lund University offers a housing guarantee to certain international student groups. If you are a student with a housing guarantee, we will provide a place for you to live through LU Accommodation. Note that you must still apply for housing according to LU Accommodation's instructions.
Housing types and locations
The University departments are spread throughout the city; accordingly, Lund University does not have a particular campus area. Getting around in Lund is easy, whether on foot, bike or by bus. If you choose to live in Malmö or Helsingborg, there are regular trains and buses making it is easy to commute to Lund. When applying for housing we encourage you to search for housing within as well as around the cities where our campuses are located the distances are not far and you can easily commute from places such as Malmö, Eslöv, Kävlinge, Åkarp, Staffanstorp, Landskrona and Helsingborg.
Lund University does not own or run any dorm rooms or other types of student accommodation. We provide services through LU Accommodation and other agencies. If you are renting a room from LU Accommodation, the most common form of student accommodation is a corridor room. Students also find housing in shared apartments, rooms, studio flats or corridor rooms in or around the cities of Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg.
The accommodation costs vary depending on where you live and what type of housing you are renting. If you are renting a room from LU Accommodation the rent is currently set at between SEK 14,000 and SEK 23,000 for the full semester. This includes electricity, water, heating and use of kitchen and laundry facilities. In addition to your rent, you will also have to pay a fixed deposit to LU Accommodation when you accept your housing contract prior to your arrival and it will be refunded after you have moved out.
For students renting from private landlords, the rent will vary depending on the size and location of the room or apartment. Before you pay any deposits or rent to private landlords, please read BoPoolen's recommendations on how to avoid fraudsters.
Life at a student dorm
Watch on YouTube: Meet one of our international students in a typical student corridor