Changed regulations regarding eligibility for housing

Published 20 January, 2023


From January 1st, 2023, the Swedish government has changed the regulations regarding which categories of international students and researchers that may be offered accommodation from the universities.

The new directives came with very short notice and Karolinska Institutet (KI) is working on the implementation.

Ineligible categories according to the new directive

This new directive affects incoming international students at KI as the following categories are now ineligible to get accommodation from KI:

– Bachelor and master students coming from an EU- or EEA-country and Switzerland
– Students who organize their studies independently without being a part of any exchange program that has an agreement with KI

Already signed contracts and submitted applications during 2022

Already signed rental contracts will not be affected by the new regulations.

Applications for accommodation with requested moving-in date before June 4th, 2023, that were submitted before the 31st of December 2022, will be handled in accordance with the old regulations.

Applications submitted after January 1st, 2023

The information on the website and the application form for housing are not yet updated in accordance with the new directive. The directive is however effectual from January 1st, 2023, and applications from ineligible applicants will not be handled.

If you are a student in one of the categories above that are ineligible to get housing from KI, we recommend you to search for other accommodation alternatives. At this link we have compiled some information that may be useful.

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