Find housing in Uppsala
Thousands of new students move to Uppsala to begin their studies each year, and as a result, finding appropriate accommodation can be very competitive for non-fee-paying students. The demand for housing is always greatest during August and September, so start your search for a place to live early and put some time, energy and thought into it. Here are some websites to get you started:
The housing portal Studentboet
This website includes a list of all the housing companies in Uppsala, and a large collection of second-hand contracts ranging in type, price and availability.
Uppsala's Student Nations
Each of Uppsala’s 13 student nations have their own housing for members. Read more about accommodation on each of the nations' websites, and take this into consideration when choosing which nation to join.
Through the communal housing queue administered by Uppsala municipality (Uppsala Bostadsförmedling) you can apply for student housing. Rikshem and Studentstaden are the largest providers of student accommodation in Uppsala and all of their housing is applied for through this site. Like many housing companies in Sweden, Studentstaden has a queue system, and available accommodation goes to the applicant with the largest amount of queue days. It is therefore important that you register for their queue as soon as possible. International students who do not have a Swedish personal identity number are also able to receive housing from Uppsala Bostadsförmedling.
Blocket is a popular Swedish website where people sell a wide variety of things, including accommodation. While the website is in Swedish, you can find advertisements for second-hand contracts under the category Bostad.
Be cautious of scam artists
Unfortunately, there have been several instances of fraud in connection to second-hand housing advertisements, especially around the start of semester. You can avoid being scammed by declining to make any payments until a housing contract has been signed by both parties.