Student accommodation in Lund can sometimes be difficult to find. Lund University cannot guarantee housing to all students and ultimately it is your own responsibility to find housing. However, we will of course do everything we can to help you find accommodation. Some students have a housing guarantee. Read more about that here
As an international student you can apply for accommodation to the International Housing Office (IHO). The International Housing Office only manages a limited number of rooms and apartments in Lund and cannot guarantee every student a room.
International Housing Office (IHO)
The AF Bostäder foundation is an independent company with strong links with the student organisation, Akademiska Föreningen (the Academic Society), in Lund. AF Bostäder own and manage more than 5,700 student-adapted lodgings in Lund. In the end of May, information on how to apply for accommodation as a new student is published on their web site (application for housing can be made on-line on their web site).
Boopolen (the Housing Pool) is an advertisement agency for housing run by the Lund University Student Unions (LUS). Here you can search for available housing or post an ad yourself.
Blocket is another web site where you can find ads about housing (this web site is in Swedish only).
Blocket (in Swedish - new window)
Competition for housing is at a peak level when the autumn semester starts but a couple of months later rooms are more readily available, so a temporary solution such as the youth hostel the Train can be a good base for further house hunting.
Vandrarhemmet Tåget (the STF Youth Hostel The Train - new window)
The student nations also have student accommodation so join a student nation and apply for a student room.
More about the student nations
Sydsvenska Dagbladet ("Sydsvenskan"), the local morning paper, usually have ads for housing in their Sunday issues. On public notice boards you can sometimes also find notices about available accommodation.
As this part of Sweden is compact and local transportation is very well-developed and accessible, many people live outside of the city and then commute to work and school. In the list below you can see how far away (in minutes) some of the closest cities are by train.
Eslöv – Lund
Höör – Lund
Helsingborg – Lund
Landskrona – Lund
Malmö – Lund
Accommodation in Malmö
Malmö University College has a good web site for how to find accommodation in Malmö
The alternative of finding accommodation outside of Lund could be temporary during the Fall since the housing situation usually improves during the spring semester and more rooms might become available.