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Students at Möllan

Exchange and tuition fee-paying students

Tuition fee-paying students are guaranteed housing, exchange students are offered housing depending on availability.  

The Housing Office offers rooms and apartments to exchange and tutiton fee-paying students under the name University Housing. 

EU/EEA and Swiss students

Malmö University does not arrange the housing for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens, thus you need to arrange accommodation on your own. Since there is a general lack of housing, Malmö University strongly recommend students to look even before you are accepted.

Second hand housing

malmö gågatan stadsbildThe fastest way to find a place to stay in Malmö, is to look at the so called "second hand housing market". That is; to sublet someone else's apartment or become a lodger in a private residence.

Malmo University is a partner of HousingAnywhere, the international student-to-student housing platform. As a student, intern, PhD candidate, researcher, or visiting professors of Malmo University you are entitled to priority access to all accommodation available on The platform allows you to choose from rooms listed by local students or verified landlords and securely book prior to your arrival. Using the platform is free of charge, but when you make a booking a small fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.

Sign-up form to create a Malmo University VIP profile on Housing Anywhere

Do you need more information or have a specific question? Send an email to

Via Hemma, the university ad page for second-hand housing, you can find offers from people who are looking for student tenants. At Hemma there is also lots of useful information for those venturing into the second-hand market.

Blocket is the largest second hand housing site in Sweden. However, both system and ads are mostly in Swedish. Please follow this link for a Blocket-guide in English.

Rental apartments

Another option is the rental market. At the rental market you can find both student apartments and regular rental apartments.

Most landlords advertise their vacancies through the municipal housing agency Boplats Syd (website in Swedish). It costs SEK 300 per year to be a member and it takes on average 1-8 months to get an offer for a student apartment, or 2-5 years for a rental apartment. The various property owners can choose which demands the tenant must meet in order to apply for one of their apartments - so make sure to always have an updated profile. 

Fill in this form to sign up to boplatssyd. Use the google translate function on the webiste to translate it to english. Note, if you do not have a Swedish Social Security Number, answer no to the statement "I have a Swedish personal". 

To be able to sign a contract for a rental apartment you often need to be able to pay a three month deposit (or find a creditor who has a financial record in Sweden) plus one months rent in advance.

Last updated by Therese Löfgren