Find your future student accommodation at BostadsZonen

Every year, there is a hunt for student accommodation in the big cities. When the semester starts, students from all over the country, but also from different parts of the world, are desperately trying to look for accommodation. Don't worry - at BostadsZonen we give you advice on finding a student accommodation in your future city.

1. What is your budget for a student accommodation in Sweden?

It's always a good idea to consider what your budget is going to be. Everyone is of course interested in finding a cheap student accommodation, but the prices will vary, and it can be difficult to find a very cheap student accommodation in the big student cities. That's why it's a good idea to set a budget so you know how much you have available per month. Do you already have a job that you can have alongside your studies? It is important that you do not move into an apartment that you cannot actually pay. Moving is expensive, so it is best to avoid moving too many times. An option is to find a job before you move in or as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can save up money by working before you start your studies. 

2. Apartment, room, dormitory?

There are many options for accommodation. You can find your own apartment, rent a room in an apartment with others, rent a studio apartment, or you can rent a dorm room. You therefore don't only need to specifically search for student housing, but you can search more broadly by finding a room in a shared apartment, or perhaps you can find a house to rent and share the rent with a few friends. It's about thinking creatively, it gives you more options. 

3. Prepare for the meeting with your potential new landlord

When you go out and see a student accommodation, it is always a good idea to prepare well for the meeting with the prospective landlord. Be sure you are prepared so that you appear responsible and financially stable. 

Some of the things you can prepare for are:

- Write a good application. Many landlords want an application. Write a little about who you are and don‚Äôt copy what you think the landlord wants to hear. 

- Remember to read the lease thoroughly so that there are no unpleasant surprises.

- Make sure to ask about the important things. It could be whether you are allowed to have pets in the apartment or to have a move-in inspection carried out. Whatever you would like to know before moving in. Make sure the lease is written down and check that everything is okay before signing. 

4. Location, location, location ‚Äď is not everything when you are looking for a student accommodation

Make sure you don't get too specific about an area you want to live in. In most student cities, you can easily get around by public transport or by bike. Maybe you even fall in love with a new area you didn't knew about before.

5. Use your network to find cheap student accommodation

Network is a big help. Maybe you meet some people at the university who also need a place to live, and you can find an apartment together and share the rent. It may also be that you hear about someone who is missing a roommate in their apartment. Networking is a really good way to find student accommodation.