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Student housing

We offer both regular housing and student housing. The only difference between them is that we only offer student housing to students admitted to Umeå University or SLU in Umeå. If you want to apply for student housing you have to confirm that you are admitted and are studying at least 15 credits per term.

We have two types of student housing: single rooms in dorms and apartments. Single rooms are most common. As a student you are also able to rent some of our other regular apartments.

Students looking for housing on Bostaden's website

To live in student room

Our single rooms in dorms/corridors are affordable and located close to Umeå University. Living in a student room is a social way of living which gives you the opportunity to get to know new people and at the same time you are also able to shut the door to your room if you prefer to be left alone.

Available student housing

Advantages of student rooms

  • Cheap – The rent for our student rooms is approximately 2650 SEK and includes heating, water, household electricity and cable TV. You pay no rent during June and July. Every week a cleaning company cleans the corridor. Nevertheless, you have responsibility for keeping clean and tidy.
  • Near the university – Our student corridors are located in Ålidhem, Berghem, Nydalahöjd and Tunnelbacken – in other words very close to the university for easy access to and from your home. .
  • Easier to get housing – Generally speaking, it is easier to get accommodation in one of our corridors and the queues are often shorter than for regular apartments.
  • Make new friends – When you live in a corridor you make a lot of new friends and never need to feel alone. But you can also choose to cles the door to your room and be left alone if you prefer that.
  • Keep your place in the queue – When moving to your first student room in corridor your queue time will not be reset, but you can keep it.

What is included?

Our single student rooms are furnished with basic furniture. The furniture may differ depending on area, but in general the furniture include bed frame (no mattress), desk with drawer unit, chair  and a book shelf. If you want to know exactly what kind of furniture there are in the room you are interested in, please contact the area landlord. Contact information to all of our area landlords

The annual rent is divided into ten months which means that you do not have to pay any rent during June and July. Heating, water, electricity and cable-TV are included in the rent.

The single rooms come in different varieties but most have private showers and shared kitchens. We also have single rooms with shared kitchens and shared showers as well as single rooms with their own kitchenette and private shower.

If you rent a single room that has a shared kitchen you are provided with a lockable cupboard where you can store your food, crockery and so on. Crockery, kitchen utensils and cleaning equipment is not included.

What rules are there?

All tenants who live in the dorm are responsible for cleaning up all the common areas such as the corridor, the kitchen, the living room, the laundry room, the sauna and so on. You are not allowed to smoke or have pets in any of the common areas. Due to allergies you should not have pets or smoke in your own room either. In case you do we may charge you for the renovation. Furthermore, you should keep the volume down during nights and evenings and look after your room.

Living in a single room is an interesting experience since you share areas like the kitchen, living room, and dorm and in some cases also the shower with 4–13 other students. But this also means that you have to take on responsibility and show the other students respect when it comes to cleaning, sound level, culture etcetera. All of our single rooms are suitable for one person only.

Two students moving a box


Live in student apartment

Our student apartments are available from one room apartments up to four room apartments and some of them are furnished. The annual rent is in most cases divided into twelve months, but there are exceptions. Heating, water and cable TV is mostly included. In some apartments the cost for electricity is additional and you have to subscribe for it yourself. In some apartments the cost for heating is additional (Historiegränd 1 A–Ä). For information about Internet connection, please visit Bostnet.

Available student housing
How to search for student housing

Register/create a personal page

Start by creating (registering) a personal page. Once you have done so your important queue time starts and you are able to apply for housing. 
Please note that it is ok to create/register a personal page before being admitted.

To be able to apply for student housing

If you want to apply for student housing you must be admitted to Umeå University or SLU in Umeå. You have to study at least 15 credits per term.

Date of registration is reset

Your date of registration is reset once you have acquired a flat. That does not apply if you get your first dorm contract, then you get to keep your date of registration.

New single room

If you move to a single room in corridor you must wait three months before you can search and apply for another single room.



Mejla: Kundcenter
Ring: 090-17 77 00


Ring: 090-17 75 00




Besök: Östra Kyrkogatan 2,
Moritzska gården
Post: Box 244, 901 06 Umeå


Måndag–fredag 9.00–15.00


Måndag–torsdag 9.00–16.30
Fredag 9.00–15.00
Lunchstängt 12–13


Vid allvarliga fel som inträffar efter kontorstid eller under helger ring 090-14 26 10.
Vid brand, olyckor eller inbrott ring 112.

För att få eller lämna information kring olyckor eller kriser ring 113 13.