HOUSING IN GOTHENBURG
It can be difficult to find accommodation in Gothenburg as a newcomer to the city. Below are some tips on ways to make your housing search a bit easier.
SGS has the largest selection of student housing in Gothenburg. On their website, you can find more information about moving in, living in, and moving out of your SGS apartment. Being a member of the student union gives you an extra 3 months in the queue for SGS, and an additional 1 month for every started term. To read more about your student union and how to become a member, click on "read more".
Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg also offers student housing in Landala, Guldheden, Emilsborg, Johanneberg, and Lindholmen. On their website, you can find more information about what it's like to live in their student housing and how to apply for a residence with them. All information is provided in English.
Boplats.se is a marketplace where landlords within commuting distance of Gothenburg can advertise their available rental apartments. You search for apartments by registering on the website and expressing interest in individual apartments. Apartment ads come from both municipal housing companies and private property owners. Boplats is owned by the City of Gothenburg.
Blocket / Second hand
On Blocket, you can search for sublet contracts under the 'housing' tab. Here, there are listings for both sublet contracts as well as contracts for renting a room in apartments and houses. This is a good option for those who are looking for a shorter rental contract. There is also the possibility of finding sublet rentals in the Facebook group "Bostad att hyra i Göteborg" (Housing for rent in Gothenburg).
Congratulations on your admission to the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Moving and starting your studies are big steps in life. Remember to change your address so that you receive mail intended for you. Who knows what might end up in your mailbox? A wedding invitation, a bill, or even a scholarship?