The housing situation in Lund can be tough, and finding accommodation here will require some time and effort. Follow BoPoolen’s checklist below and you’ll be off to a good start!
Checklist for housing
Do you feel perplexed when confronting the task of getting housing in Lund? This checklist can help you to get a clearer understanding of how to move forward.
Go through the slides to see the full checklist.
Apply at LU Accommodation
If you are an international exchange or degree-seeking student, you can apply for housing through LU Accommodation, who manage a limited number of rooms and flats in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.
For more information visit the website here.
Register on AF Bostäder
Put yourself in the AF Bostäder housing queue.
AF Bostäder is Lund’s largest student housing company with more than 6000 housing units.
You can read more about the terms for joining the queue and how you get housing with AF Bostäder here.
Contact the nations
The nations in Lund are student organisations that also have some student housing.
The procedure to get housing differs between the different nations, so the best thing to do is to contact them and ask.
You will find the contact information here.
Make yourself heard in other channels.
Use Facebook to reach a broader audience with your housing search.
Write about yourself and what you are looking for. It can also be a good idea to put up ads on bulletin boards around town.
Other housing providers.
Get in touch with municipal housing companies and other housing companies.
There are also some foundations in Lund that each have a small number of housing units.
Not all of these options assign housing through a queue system. It is important to show that you are really interested and make sure to make a good impression.
You can explore these possibilities here.
Arrange for a temporary accommodation.
It can unfortunately sometimes be hard to find long-term accommodation in or near Lund, at least at a start. Don’t lose hope!
Look for accommodation to cover the first weeks or months of your stay, and then look for more long-term accommodation on site. It can help if you are able to meet the landlords. For short-term accommodation, check AirBnb, hostels or Couchsurfing.