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Residences

The rooms and flats that we rent out are provided by SGS Studentbostäder, the local student housing company. Reservations and payment are managed by us, Student Housing Services. For further details, see the terms of tenancy. Rent is charged twice per semester, according to the rent payment plan.

SGS offers accommodation across the city, but our residences are concentrated to eight areas. For more information about the residences and areas, e.g. type of room/flat, size, rental rates etc., click the links to the left.

With the exception of Medicinareberget, no residences are reserved for only international students, so you will have plenty of opportunities to meet both Swedish and other international students.

Rooms and flats

All rooms come with a private bathroom and basic furniture, such as a desk, a bookshelf, a bed, chairs and lamps.

Pillows, sheets, towels, kitchen utensils, light bulbs etc. are not provided.

The rent includes electricity, water, heating, internet access and laundry facilities. See the FAQ section for more information about our accommodations. 

Internet access

High-speed internet access is included in the rent. It is supplied by the SGS Network Group.

You register online for this service when you move in. Please note that you have to bring your own computer and Ethernet cable. The connection is a wire-bound connection, providing speed of up to 100 Mbps for sending and receiving data.

Important: A router that enables wireless connection is located in all shared rooms (at Birger Jarl, Kastanjebacken and Rosendal 5B).
If you live in a single room, you need to bring an Ethernet cable.

SGS Network Group (all residences except Kastanjebacken)

Phone: 46 (0)31 333 63 30
E-mail: dng@sgsstudentbostader.se

For more information and telephone hours, please read under the section Internet at SGS Studentbostäder.

Telia (Kastanjebacken)

For information about internet at Kastanjebacken, see the room information document here.

Sharing a room

You can share a room with another student in one of the following residences: Birger Jarl, Kastanjebacken and Rosendal 5B. All other student residences are intended for single occupancy.

For more information, click Birger Jarl, Kastanjebacken or Rosendal to the left.

Local transport

The University of Gothenburg is a city university with faculties spread over the city centre. Departments are usually within walking distance off each other. You can reach the city centre in 20 minutes from all student residential areas.

Gothenburg’s public transport system is operated by Västtrafik and includes buses, trams and ferries.

Gothenburg has a comprehensive bike lane network, so you will always be near a bicycle path that will take you to the centre. Getting a used bike once you are here can be a practical and economical way to get around.

Residences

Contact Information

Student Housing Services

University of Gothenburg
Box 100, SE 405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN

Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

Phone:
46 (0)31 786 2162

E-mail:
studenthousing@gu.se

Page Manager: Student Housing Services|Last update: 3/31/2017
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