Housing and insurance

Exchange students are usually provided accommodation by KMH, but due to the high demand and shortage of accommodation in Stockholm there is not guarantee of an accommodation for all incoming exchange students. Accepted exchange students will receive information on how to apply for housing.

KMH student rooms

KMH manages a limited number of student rooms in Stockholm. If you are accepted as an exchange student, we will e-mail you all the details you need on how to apply.

Student rooms

The rooms are provided with a private bathroom including shower. They are furnished with a bed (with mattress), wardrobes, a desk, a chair and sometimes a bookshelf.

Only one person is allowed to live in the room.

The rooms are situated in corridors with several neighbours on the same floor, sharing a big combined kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is equipped to suit the number of people in the corridor, with several cookers, fridges and common kitchenware.

Rent and deposit

The rent for our rooms varies from 4,800 to 5,000 SEK per month, including

  • internet access
  • water
  • heating
  • electricity.

To get a sublease contract for one of our rooms, we request a deposit in advance of 3,000 SEK. The deposit will be refunded when you leave the room, if the room is left in the same condition as when you moved in.

In order to rent one of our student rooms you must be a member of the student association at KMH, KMS. The membership costs 200 SEK.

Housing areas

Our rooms are located in SSSB’s student residences in Lappkärrsbergetexternal link close to Stockholm University, and Jerumexternal link at Gärdet.

Insurance

In order to avoid extreme costs that might occur, we strongly recommend students to have a complete insurance cover. The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet) provides a personal injury insurance insurance and the Student IN.

Personal injury insurance

All higher education students studying in Sweden are covered by the personal injury insurance, a general student insurance that is obtained on behalf of universities and colleges within the state insurance system. The insurance applies in Sweden during school hours and during direct travels to and from school and your residence address.

Student IN

In addition incoming exchange students are covered by the Swedish State´s Insurance for Foreign Students in Sweden, an insurance providing cover for medical expenses and a certain amount of accident cover. The cover applies twenty-four hours a day.

Bring your Insurance Card

Exchange students from EU/EEA Member States should bring their European Health Insurance Card, issued by the social insurance office in the home country. The card states that you are entitled to health care on the same conditions and at the same price as permanent residents in Sweden.

Banking

It is difficult for students that are staying in Sweden for less than 12 months to open up a Swedish bank account. Please use your national bank account and bank card for money transactions and withdrawals from ATM´s (“bankomat” in Swedish). International debit and credit cards are commonly accepted in Sweden. The easiest way of paying your bills is by transfer by your national banks on-line banking service. If this is not available for you, please contact your bank about alternatives.

NB. Never bring personal checks to Sweden, since they will not be accepted. Nor should you bring large amounts in foreign currency as banks are reluctant to accept large amounts in cash.

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