Apply for Accommodation (Housing)
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Dalarna University works with two companies, one in Borlänge and one in Falun, to find students accommodation (also called housing) for during their studies. We advise you to register for accommodation as soon as possible before your arrival, especially if you are coming with family.

There is often a queue for student accommodation. To enter your name in that queue, you need to register with the housing company (we work with one in Boränge and one in Falun). You can do this even before you are admitted to the university. The sooner you register, the better your chances of getting somewhere to live.

If you are coming with family, contact the companies at least four months ahead of the start of the semester so that you can enquire specifically about housing for families.

Borlänge or Falun?

Consider your field of study when choosing where to live: the distance between the towns of Borlänge and Falun is about 20 kilometres. Regular buses connect them.

Fields of Study: By Campus

Campus Borlänge Campus Falun
  • Computer Science & IT
  • Economics & Business
  • Graphic Design
  • Technology & Engineering, Solar
  • Tourism
  • Culture and Languages
  • Health Care & Medicine
  • Languages
  • Media Studies
  • Sport & Health
  • Teacher Education

How to Register for Accommodation (Housing)

You register with either Tunabyggen in Borlänge or Kopparstaden in Falun, depending on your campus of study.

International Students at Campus Borlänge: Register for accommodation here. 

International Students at Campus Falun: Register for accommodation here.

After you register in the queue, the respective company will contact you. You will then need to actively apply for accommodation as it becomes available.

Accommodation Coordinators

Accommodation Coordinators can help you find housing if you have not been able to book student accommodation with Kopparstaden or Tunabyggen.

For more information please visit www.studentdalarna.se

 

Types of Student Accommodation

The website www.studentdalarna.se provides information in English about alternative accommodation, such as rooms in houses or privately owned apartments.

You can also visit Blocket, a website (mostly Swedish text) that lists privately owned accommodation.

The following information may help you in your search:

  • stuga means cabin
  • lägenhet means apartment
  • ROK/R.O.K. means "room and kitchen"
  • 1 ROK means 1 kitchen and 1 room that serves as both living room and bedroom
  • 2 ROK means 1 kitchen, 1 living room and 1 bedroom
  • kvm = square metre

Falun - Accommodation Company Kopparstaden

In Falun, Kopparstaden is the company that owns the student accommodation called Britsen.

Britsen is especially popular among international students 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. There are also a number of supermarkets close by.

Buses run from Britsen to central Falun (Knutpunkten), where you change to catch one to Campus Borlänge or Campus Falun.

Facts – Britsen:

  • Rooms/apartments about 23 square metres
  • Your own bathroom, shower, small kitchen
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Internet: included in the rent

Borlänge - Accommodation Company Tunabyggen

Tunabyggen in Borlänge offers student apartments and rooms in three different areas of town, all close to downtown, campus, sporting facilities and shopping.

The main student accommodation building is called Locus, which is popular among international students. It has a small gym/workout room and an activity room for social events.

Most student accommodation 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 segregated 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

Temporary/Other Forms of Accommodation

For temporary accommodation, see these websites:

Borlänge

Falun

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