Housing Guide for Exchange Students

Housing Guide for Exchange Students 

How to find housing

Unless you are a student with a housing guarantee (read more below), you are responsible for finding your own housing. We strongly recommend that you have your accommodation sorted out before your arrival, as many students are looking for housing at the start of the semesters. We recommend that you apply for accommodation through several different agencies and that you are very active in your search for housing. To find somewhere to live in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg, most international students apply through LU Accommodation (a part of Student Services at Lund University). However, LU Accommodation will not be able to offer housing to all international students and we therefore recommend that you apply through other accommodation agencies as well. Accommodation agencies include the Student Unions' housing service BoPoolen.nu and AF Bostäder, which is the largest provider of student accommodation in Lund with almost 6000 rooms and apartments. In addition, several different private agencies are available in Lund and the other campus cities. Students may also find housing through the student nations.

Learn more about LU Accommodation 
Learn more about other accommodation agencies

LU Accommodation and other accommodation agencies will do their best to help you, but it is ultimately your own responsibility to find housing, unless you have a housing guarantee.

Housing guarantee

Lund University offers a housing guarantee to certain international student groups. If you are a student with a housing guarantee, we will provide a place for you to live through LU Accommodation. Note that you still must apply for housing accordingly to LU Accommodation's instructions.

Learn more about the housing guarantee

Housing types and locations

The University departments are spread throughout the city; thus, Lund University does not have a particular campus area. Getting around in Lund is easy, whether on foot, bike or by bus. If you choose to live in Malmö or Helsingborg, there are regular trains and buses making it is easy to commute to Lund. When applying for housing we encourage you to search for housing within, as well as around the city as you can easily commute from other cities / small towns such as Malmö, Eslöv, Kävlinge, Åkarp, Staffanstorp, Landskrona and Helsingborg. See the map below for more information.

Lund University provides housing services through LU Accommodation and other agencies as we do not own or run any dorm rooms or other types of student accommodation. If you are renting a room from LU Accommodation, the most common form of student accommodation is a corridor room. Students also find housing in shared apartments, rooms, studio flats or corridor rooms in or around the cities of Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg.

Applying for housing through LU Accommodation? Find information about housing types on their website

Map over small towns and cities with an easy commute to Lund 


The accommodation costs vary depending on where you live and what type of housing you are renting. If you are renting a room from LU Accommodation, the rent is currently set between SEK 14,000 and SEK 23,000 for the full semester. This includes electricity, water, heating and use of kitchen and laundry facilities. In addition to your rent, you will also have to pay a fixed deposit to LU Accommodation when you accept your housing contract prior to your arrival, which will be refunded after you have moved out.

For students renting from private landlords, the rent will vary depending on the size and location of the room or apartment. Before you pay any deposits or rent to private landlords, please read BoPoolen's recommendations on how to avoid fraudsters.

Check LU Accommodation rental costs on their website
Read BoPoolen's advice on how to avoid fraudsters

Visit LU Accommodation

Read about housing options in Lund and how to apply

Visit BoPoolen

The student union's housing service website

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Estimate your expenses before coming to Sweden

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