Applying for KI Housing accommodation
Karolinska Institutet Housing offers furnished apartments and rooms in several areas in Stockholm to incoming international students and guest researchers at Karolinska Institutet. For information about who can apply, how to apply, when to apply and the application process, we refer to the information below.
Maximum rental time
The maximum rental time is limited to one year, as our accommodation is intended to be a first place to stay when a guest researcher/student comes from abroad. If you are going to stay for a longer period than the maximum rental time, you are expected to look for other accommodation alternatives while staying with us.
Normally, the minimum stay is one month.
No housing guarantee
Note that KI Housing is unable to accommodate everyone who applies as the demand for housing in periods is very high.
Due to limited availability, accommodation may sometimes only be offered for shorter periods than requested.
Applying for housing
Who can apply?
All incoming international students and guest researchers who will be studying/working at Karolinska Institutet are eligible to apply for accommodation through KI Housing.
All available rooms and apartments are offered in a priority order decided by Karolinska Institutet. Note that prioritized groups are always offered accommodation first. Remaining available accommodation is offered in registration order on a first come first served basis.
When can I apply?
We recommend you to apply for accommodation through KI Housing as soon as possible when you know your date of arrival.
You can apply for housing even if you have not received your letter of acceptance/invitation but it is important that you upload your letter to your user account once you have received it.
Note that applications need to be made no later than three months after arrival in Sweden. When you have been in Sweden for more than three months, you are ineligible to apply.
How to apply?
If you are eligible to apply for housing through us, please register and create a user account. When your user account has been created, please submit an application.
When you apply, please mark as many accommodation alternatives as possible to increase your chances of getting housing. Below you can read more about what accommodation alternatives you can apply for.
What accommodation alternatives
can I apply for?
Exchange* students and fee-paying (Bachelor and Master)
These groups can apply/have priority for rooms in the following accommodation areas:
* There are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled to count as an exchange student. Please see this link for further details.
(students enrolled in PhD program at KI, or at other university but doing part of the PhD studies at KI)
PhD students can apply for the following accommodation alternatives:
Non-fee paying bachelor and master students
Bachelor/master students coming from EU-countries can apply for the following accommodation areas:
Post Docs/Guest researchers
These groups can apply for the following accommodation alternatives:
The application process
Step 1. Register
Read the information above to make sure that you are eligible to apply for KI Housing accommodation. If you are eligible, you can register and create an account below.
A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you used when registering. Please click on the link provided in the email.
Step 2. Submit application
When submitting an application, you will be asked to fill in the following information: Personal details, your purpose of visit, contact details to your contact person at KI, date of arrival and departure and housing preferences.
You must also upload a letter of acceptance/invitation. Click here to see the information that should be stated in this letter.
Step 3. Confirmation email
A confirmation email will be sent to you when your application has been registered.
You can login to your user account any time to view your application.
For information about what happens after applying, we refer to the information written at this link.
Ready to apply for accommodation?
Data protection policy
Note that KI Housing handles personal data only for specific purposes e.g. to process applications for accommodation in accordance with the guidelines given by Karolinska Institutet.
By applying for accommodation from KI Housing, the applicant confirms the approval of handling of his/her personal data given in the application.
More information about our data protection policy is given at this link.
Not possible to apply between November 25 to December 2
KI Housing will implement a new booking system in December.
For this reason, the booking service will be closed from 15.00 on November 25th to December 2nd.
During this period, you will not be able to submit a housing application online. If you want to apply for KI Housing accommodation, you will be able to submit an application in the new portal after December 2nd.
What happens next?
What happens after applying? How does the allocation procedure work? Do I have priority for housing? When are the offers sent?
On our page “After applying” you will find information about our allocation model and you can also read about what will happen after you have submitted your housing application.
KI Housing receives a lot of questions regarding the application process. At this link we have gathered our answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the application procedure.
If you cannot find the answer to your question on our FAQ-page, you are welcome to contact us! At this link you can find our contact details.