Many student unions in Sweden also have websites that help new students find available rooms. In addition to the information provided by your university, the following websites offer listings for sublets (most of these websites are in Swedish; use Google Translate or another translation tool to translate the listings):
- Jagvillhabostad.nu (information on finding a flat in several cities – in Swedish)
As in all countries, it’s important to be aware of fraudsters when searching for a flat on the private market. Never send a payment before you’ve seen the flat and signed a contract, and don’t send money through anonymous payment services.Always ask to see identification for the person signing the contract as well as proof that he or she has the right to let the flat to you. If you feel unsure about a situation, you can always ask staff at your university for assistance.
Rent and other costs
Monthly rent costs vary considerably between locations. For a student room or a room in a student flat, monthly rent ranges between roughly SEK 2,500 and SEK 6,500, with smaller towns at the lower end of the scale and Stockholm at the high end. On the private market, costs can be higher, especially in cities. If you’re living in private accommodation, make sure to find out which costs your monthly rent covers. In the majority of cases, your monthly rent will cover heating and water, but depending on your contract, you may be responsible for paying for electricity, internet or other costs.