Student rooms are usually single rooms in a corridor, area 12–18 m2 and with their own WC and shower, although there are some exceptions. The kitchen is usually shared with other students (4–12) living on the same corridor. Rooms may be furnished with a bed and mattress, a desk, chairs and a bookcase. Students must keep their rooms in good order and not damage furniture, etc., since they will be responsible for paying for any damage made. There will usually be an inspection before you leave your room on departure. Male and female students live on the same corridor. This is the only type of student housing available through the housing guarantee.
There are also rooms in “doublets” – a sort of twin room arrangement with an appointed room mate. The housing company can sometimes arrange for two people who know each other to share the same room.
Flats/apartments with 2–4 rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The flats are principally for families and most often unfurnished, except for larger kitchen appliances.
Payment of rent
Payment of rent in Sweden takes place on a monthly basis. Rent must be paid by the last weekday of any month, to cover the rent for the following month. Your rent usually includes electricity, water, use of a kitchen with appliances and a washing-machine/laundry room.