There are three steps new students should follow to securing student accommodation.
- Decide where you plan to live.
- Register in the student housing queue with the municiple housing companies.
- Apply to specific student rooms/apartments through the municiple housing companies
Where to live?
Should you live in 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. It takes around 25 minutes by bus to travel between the two towns but it takes around 50 minutesby bus to travel from one campus to the other. Therefore we recommend, if possible, that you live in the city where you will be studying.
Fields of Study: By Campus
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Tunabyggen Student Accommodation - Borlänge
Tunabyggen in Borlänge offers student apartments and rooms in two different areas of town, close to downtown, Campus Borlänge, sporting facilities and shopping. Rent is only paid for 10 months out of the year (June and July are free of charge) and includes utilities and an internet connection. Most rooms and apartments are furnished with a bed, mattress, pillow, desk, chair and a place to hang clothing.
Most student accommodation in Borlänge is located in an area called Tjärna ängar, a 10-minute walk to Campus Borlänge.
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.
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
Kopparstaden Student Accommodation - Falun
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
There is often a queue for student accommodation. To enter your name in that queue, you need to register with the housing companies. You can do this even before you are admitted to the university. The sooner you register in the queue, 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.
How to Register for Accommodation (Housing)
You register with Tunabyggen in Borlänge and/or Kopparstaden in Falun, regardless of what subject you will be studying. When you register you submit your Notification of Selection Results (admissions decision) to the housing companies either by uploading it with the registration form or e-mailing it after you submit your registration.
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 can help you find housing if you have not been able to book student accommodation with Kopparstaden or Tunabyggen.
The website www.studentdalarna.se provides information in English about alternative accommodation, such as rooms in houses or privately owned apartments.
For more information please visit www.studentdalarna.se
Temporary/Other Forms of Accommodation
For temporary accommodation, see these websites:
- www.borlangevandrarhem.se (hostel)
- Borlänge Vandrarhem & Turistlägenheter (hostel and tourist apartments)
- www.visitdalarna.se (tourist accommodation)
- www.visitdalarna.se (tourist accommodation)
- www.frambyudde.se (rental cottages)
- STF Vandrarhem (hostel)
You can also visit Blocket, a website (mostly Swedish text) that lists privately owned accommodation.
The following information may help you in your online 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