I am an Erasmus + student, do I have housing priority?
Erasmus + students who will be doing an internship at KI count as “free mover/internship students” and do not have priority for housing.
Erasmus exchange students who are studying at one of our partner universities that have exchange agreements with KI, have housing priority. These students are nominated by their home university for an exchange period at KI. To count as an exchange student, you should have received an invitation/acceptance letter from one of the international student coordinators (at KI). See an example of this letter here.
I must add a contact person at KI in my housing application. I do not know who my contact person is – how can I find it out?
Who your contact person is depends on what kind of student/researcher you are:
Exchange students get an invitation letter from one of the student coordinators at KI and it is the name of this student coordinator that should be stated in the housing application.
Program students receive an admission letter from the University Admissions in Sweden first and after a while they are contacted by KI. Bachelor and master students can find the contact details to their contact person at this link. You can also send an email to email@example.com if you are not sure who your contact person is.
Other students or researchers are often invited by someone at KI to make a research, traineeship or study at a department at KI. The name of this person should be stated in the application.
I have been admitted to KI and want to apply for housing. What kind of acceptance letter should I submit?
The acceptance letter should confirm that you are admitted to KI and thus eligible to apply for accommodation from KI Housing. You can for example upload the Admission Letter or an invitation letter from your contact person at KI. At this link you can see the information that should be stated in this letter.
I will do a traineeship/internship at KI and have got an Erasmus scholarship. Should I apply as an exchange student or freemover/internship student?
You should apply as a freemover/internship student.
If you have been invited/accepted within an exchange or cooperation agreement in which KI prioritizes you for housing, this should be confirmed in your acceptance/invitation letter. All prioritized exchange students receive an invitation letter from an international student coordinator at KI. Click here to see an example of an acceptance letter that exchange students receive.
When will my application be processed?
The availability of accommodation may change quickly as our tenants have two months’ notice to extend and terminate their contracts. Therefore, we start booking our apartments and rooms only two months ahead which means that you will be contacted no earlier than August, if you have applied for an apartment from October. Those who are offered accommodation are usually offered 8-4 weeks before their requested moving-in date.
I have been in Sweden for more than three months, can I apply for accommodation at KI Housing?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for accommodation at KI Housing if you have been in Sweden for more than three months since accommodation at KI Housing is intended to be a first place to stay when a researcher/student comes from abroad.
I am bringing my family, can I get a family apartment through KI Housing?
It may be difficult to be offered a family apartment, since KI Housing has few apartments that are bigger than a studio.
Where am I most likely to be offered housing?
It is generally easier to receive an offer for a room than an apartment.
However, if you are interested in a studio apartment, the area with the shortest queue is Larsberg, where we have many studios.
If you are a non-prioritized student, we recommend you to apply for our rooms at Jägargatan and KI Residence Flemingsberg.
The rooms at Strix and Pax are only offered to exchange students and fee-paying masters.
How can I increase my chances of getting housing?
It is important that you have stated the information given at this link and that the information is correct when submitting the application. It is also important that you have uploaded your letter of acceptance/invitation; otherwise your application will not be processed.
When you apply, add as many accommodation areas as possible to your preference list to increase your chances of getting a housing offer. However, it is important that you have read all information about the accommodation areas so that you only add the alternatives to your preference list that you can afford and that you are willing to accept.