I am an Erasmus + student, do I have housing priority?
Erasmus + students who will be doing an internship at KI should apply as “Internship/traineeship student within Erasmus +” and do not have priority for housing. All internship/traineeship-students coming within an Erasmus+ mobility program should submit a document confirming this. You also need to ask your contact person at KI to fill in this form (download the form here), sign it and then upload it.
Erasmus Exchange students who are studying at 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 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 the 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. If you have doubts regarding who your contact person is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other students or researchers can be invited by a supervisor or a member of the research team at KI for research, traineeships or studies 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. Upload the Admission Letter or a signed letter of invitation from your contact person at KI. At this link you can see the information that should be stated in the letter. If you have not yet received the supporting document, you can still apply for housing and add the document later, but as soon as possible, thus, your application will not be processed without the supporting documentation.
When will my application be processed?
The availability of accommodation may change quickly as our tenants have one months’ notice to 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 1-2 months before their requested moving-in date. Please note that we only contact those who we can offer accommodation. If we are not able to offer you accommodation, you will not get a personal notification about this.
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?
KI Housing has a number of family apartments located in KI Residence Flemingsberg and at Berzelius väg 2 (KI Campus Solna).
How can I increase my chances of getting housing?
It is important that the information given in the application 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.
When do I have to apply to have a chance of receiving an apartment/studio offer?
If you only are interested in an apartment/studio (not a dorm room nor a shared apartment), we recommend you to apply for accommodation at least 3-4 months before your requested moving-in date to have a chance of receiving an apartment offer. The sooner you can apply for housing, the bigger are your chances. We also recommend adding several apartment/studio alternatives to your preference list to increase your chances of receiving an offer. However, do not choose alternatives that you cannot afford.
When do I have to apply to be certain of receiving a room offer?
As our applicants ask for accommodation for a limited time and usually from a certain date, it is difficult to estimate when you have to apply for housing. In each case it depends on the availability of accommodation and the demand for accommodation during the specific period.
Applicants coming through a central agreement or a certain exchange program, may have priority. Other international students and researchers are offered the remaining accommodations.