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Exchange and tuition fee-paying students

The Housing Office offers rooms and apartments to exchange and tutiton fee-paying students under the name "University Housing". Eligible students will receive an e-mail with informa­tion regarding housing options, application deadlines and payment instructions. Click here to visit University Housing.

Please note that Malmö University has a housing guarantee for tuition fee-paying students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students

Malmö University does not arrange the housing for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens, thus you need to arrange accommodation on your own. Please see scroll down for more practical information about how to look for housing in Malmö.

Malmö during summer

Most students at Malmö University need to arrange housing on their own. Since there is a general lack of housing, Malmö University strongly recommend students to look even before they are accepted.

The fastest way to find a place to stay in Malmö by far, is to look at the so called "second hand housing market". That is; to sublet someone else's apartment or become a lodger in a private residence.

Via Hemma, the university ad page for second-hand housing, you can find offers from people who are looking for student tenants. At Hemma there is also lots of useful information for those venturing into the second-hand market.

NOTE! Malmö University does not recommend students pay a deposit larger than one month's rent - pay only in connection with signing of a lease/contract.  

Another option, besides the second hand market, is the rental market. At the rental market you can find student apartments (please follow the link) and regular rental apartments.

There are about 67,000 rental apartments in Malmö. MKB Fastighet, the municipal housing company, owns about one third of them, but the majority are owned by private housing companies.

Some private landlords own multiple houses, while others have only one or two. A number of housing companies are listed to the right. Keep in mind that they all have different systems for applying for a vacant apartment - some prefer that you register online, others you need to call. Unfortunately, most of them only have information in Swedish.

NOTE! To be able to sign a contract for a rental apartment you often need to be able to pay a three month deposit (or find a creditor who has a financial record in Sweden) plus one months rent in advance.

Most of the property owners advertise their vacancies through the municipal housing agency Boplats Syd. It costs SEK 300 per year to be a member and it takes on average 1-6 months to get an offer for student apartment, or 2-5 years for rental apartment. The various property owners can choose which demands the tenant must meet in order to apply for one of their apartments - so make sure to always have an updated profile.

Last updated by Klara Nordström