Applying for KI Housing accommodation
Karolinska Institutet Housing offers furnished apartments and rooms in several areas in Stockholm to incoming international students and 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 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.
An extension of contract past the one-year limit may be given to tenants staying in the accommodation areas Larsbergsvägen and Södermalm, depending on the circumstances.
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 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 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. Prioritized groups are always offered accommodation first. Remaining available accommodation is offered in queue order on a first come first served basis.
How to apply?
If you are eligible to apply for housing through us, please register a user account and submit an application. When you apply, please mark as many accommodation alternatives as possible to increase your chances of getting housing.
Note that applications need to be made no later than three months after arrival in Sweden. When you have been in Sweden more than three months, you are ineligible to apply.
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 when you have received it. Applications without acceptance/invitation letters will not be processed.
What accommodation alternatives
can I apply for?
Fee-paying and Exchange* students
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:
EU masters (non-fee paying masters)
Master students coming from EU-countries can apply for the following accommodation areas:
Post Docs can apply for the following accommodation alternatives:
Free Movers/Internship students
Free Movers/Internship students can apply for the following accommodation areas:
Other 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.
Register and apply
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.
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.