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Exchange student housing

The Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg offers student rooms and apartments to exchange students within the Erasmus and Linnaeus Palme programmes, as well as to exchange students within the framework of a bilateral agreement.

Exchange students

Please note that you have to be nominated by your home university before applying. As an exchange student you apply for housing as part of your application for exchange studies at the University of Gothenburg. In the application you just state that you would like to apply for student housing and we will get back to you about the outcome and how to proceed by the end of May /beginning of June. Please go to Application-exchange students.

If you are allocated a student accommodation we will send instructions, including a code how to proceed to be able to register/continue the process at SGS/UGOT. Please note that you should not register at SGS before that since you will then be listed in the queue for all other students.

You find information about the accommodations we offer exchange students through the local student housing company SGS, under the section Residences.

The earliest date to move in to our student accommodations is 24 August. This is the same day as we arrange Arrival Day, with free pick up service from the arrival points here in Gothenburg. You can find information about that under the section Arrival.

No housing guarantee

Please note that the University cannot guarantee housing for exchange students. There is a shortage of housing in the city, especially student accommodations. Since we cannot provide all exchange students with housing, some students will need to look for a place to stay on their own. For information about alternative accommodation options, please read our Housing guide for exchange students 2019. We update the guide as necessary throughout the year, but you can always find the latest version here.


Download the Housing guide here

Not an exchange student?

Please go to International student housing



Contact Information

Welcome Services

University of Gothenburg
Box 100, SE 405 30 Gothenburg


Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

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Page Manager: Student Housing Services|Last update: 3/20/2019

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