How can I find out if my studies/work will be cancelled?
We advise you to check with your inviting department at KI, to see what is applicable in your case.
My studies/work have/has been cancelled and I have a housing reservation. Can I cancel my contract?
If you have a housing reservation with KI Housing and will not be able to come to KI, we ask you to send an email to email@example.com and we will cancel the booking.
I am staying in a student corridor/shared apartment. What can we do to protect ourselves and to prevent the virus from spreading in the corridor?
KI Housing has prepared some information especially for students living in shared accommodation such as corridors and shared apartments.
Please note that KI Housing has no access to medical expertise and that our recommendations and guidelines are based on the information given by the Public Health Authority in Sweden, the KI website, and also from WHO.
Symptoms: First of all, symptoms can vary a lot and depend on a number of different deceases and conditions. Without a test it is difficult to predict how likely it is that someone has been infected by the corona virus. KI Housing’s recommendations and guidelines are based on the assumption that anyone who feels the slightest illness, especially from the respiratory system and/or has a fever, could be infected with the corona virus, and should act thereafter.
Isolation: Anyone who feels unwell should keep to themselves as much as possible in order to avoid infecting others. A recommendation commonly used is that you should have a distance of at least one meter from a person who is sick and also not be in the proximity of this person more than 15 minutes.
Hygiene: Soap kills the virus. We recommend all tenants to frequently wash your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds. If you do not have access to soap alcohol-based hand rub is also known to be effective. Try to avoid touching your face.
Kitchen: Clean all cooking and eating utensils well after using. Wipe spaces that has been used for cooking. Eat alone in your room if you feel unwell. Anyone who has a corridor, or flat mate, who feels unwell could offer to cook for this person. An advise is that you together make a kitchen schedule to prevent that a lot of people have to use the kitchen at the same time.
Bathroom: The corona virus is mainly spread through droplets when someone sneezes or coughs. After using the bathroom make sure to leave areas that others touch clean, this rule applies to everyone, but especially to those who feel unwell.
What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of the corona virus?
KI Housing refers to the information written on the website of WHO. You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
– Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
– Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the corona virus if the person coughing has the disease.
– Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
– Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
– Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions written on the website of Folkhälsomyndigheten.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
It says that the kitchen is equipped with basic cooking utensils. What is included?
All kitchens are equipped with pots, pans, plates, glasses, bowls, cups and cutlery etcetera.