When To Apply
Housing is not automatically guaranteed so be sure to put your housing application in as soon as possible. The sooner you register the more queue points you will collect and the higeher the chance you would qualify for the room you have applied for.
If you are coming with family members, contact the housing companies (see below) at least four months before the semester start with your specific family accomodation inquiry.
How to Apply
The first step to applying for student housing is to register in the queue with the one of these companies:
For international students studying at Campus Borlänge: Tunabyggen: register in the housing queue
For international students studying at Campus Falun: Kopparstaden: register in the housing queue
After you register in the queue and submit proof of your admission to Dalarna University, you will be contacted by the company with login information. You can then log on to their website and search and apply for student housing.
Falun or Borlänge?
Keep in mind your subject area when choosing the town to find housing in: the distance between Falun and Borlänge is about 20 kilometres.
Main Subject Areas by Campus
- Computer Science & IT
- Economics & Business
- Graphic Design
- Technology & Engineering
- Culture and Languages
- Health Care & Medicine
- Media Studies
- Sport & Health
- Teacher Education
In Falun, Kopparstaden is the company that owns the student housing called Britsen. It is especially popular among international students studying at Campus Falun. It offers individual unfurnished and furnished apartments in a corridor-like setting, each with its own kitchen and bathroom. From there, it takes about 25 minutes to walk to campus, 25 minutes to the train station, and 20 minutes to downtown. It is also located within a few minutes of a number of supermarkets.
If you would prefer to take the bus (perhaps you are studying in Borlänge), then there is one that runs from Britsen to central Falun (Knutpunkten), where you change to catch one to Campus Borlänge or, indeed, to Campus Falun.
Facts – Britsen:
- Rooms/apartments about 23 square metres
- Own bathroom, shower, small kitchen
- Shared laundry facilities
- Internet: included in the rent
Tunabyggen in Borlänge offers student apartments and rooms in three different areas of town, all close to downtown, campus, sporting facilities and shopping. (There are other housing companies, such as Masmästeren, HSB, Riksbyggen, but they do not specifically cater to students.) The main building, Locus, is an incredibly social, international environment, the result being fun interactions such as internationally themed dinners, parties and conversation. There is a small gym/workout room and an activity room for social events.
Most student housing in Borlänge is located in an area called Tjärna ängar, a 10-minute walk to Campus Borlänge. Tjärna ängar is home to a large immigrant population (Sweden takes in large numbers of refugees and other immigrant groups): this makes for a vibrant dynamic, be it somewhat segragated from residential areas populated mainly by Swedes.
Facts – Locus:
- Corridor: basic furnished room for sleep/study; 1 kitchen per 6 rooms; shared laundry
- Shared apartments: own room; shared living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry
- Internet: students organise this themselves
If you do not or cannot choose student housing, you can rent a room in a house or an apartment that someone is subletting. Such housing is difficult to find if you are not physically in Dalarna; however, you can visit Blocket, a website that lists such housing (it includes everything from a room in an apartment (lägenhet) to a cabin (stuga)).
- ROK/R.O.K. means "room and kitchen"
- 1 ROK means 1 kitchen and 1 room that serves as both a living room and a bedroom
- 2 ROK means 1 kitchen, 1 living room and 1 bedroom
- kvm = square metre
There are other companies that you can contact, especially if you need temporary housing: