Housing in Gotland and financing

Housing and financing are the two key elements to a wonderful exchange experience that you can enjoy at Uppsala University!


In Visby and the surrounding area you can find different type of accommodations for lease during the academic year. Search for vacant accommodation at Gotland’s student union Rindi’s own housing office, at www.gotlandsstudentbostad.se/en. This site displays available properties and is continuously being updated. Under the Housing Companies tab, you will find housing companies offering student accommodation.

Here you will find GotlandsHem, the leading provider and only housing company whom offers accommodation all year. Under the Private Landlords tab you will find anything from a room in an apartment, a self-contained apartment, bungalow or villa. Contact the housing company or private landlord with accommodation that you are interested in renting.

Accommodation guarantee

If, despite this, you still have problems finding accommodation, we can offer you an accommodation guarantee. The accommodation guarantee is extended to students who are admitted to full-time studies totalling at least 30 credits per term. Please note that it does not apply during the summer semester.

The guarantee does not mean that you get your own accommodation but that, at the start of the term, we help you find a temporary bed through our agency. The student pays for the temporary accommodation.

The accommodation guarantee assures you a minimum of a hostel standard equivalent (you may need to share a room). The period during which this accommodation is available depends in the type of accommodation and landlord. They are all located within biking distance or are reachable by public transport.

If you are unable to find any suitable accommodation 1–2 weeks before the start of term, please contact Rindi’s accommodation service by e-mail: boende@rindi.com.

Video on accomodation in Visby

Watch a discussion between Lovisa Thuresson, housing officer, and Amanda Östman, International coordinator at Gotland's Student Union Rindi on how to think and act to get accommodation in Visby / on Gotland.

Housing to fee-paying Master's and Bachelor's students

Uppsala University will guarantee an offer of housing to all fee-paying Master's students and several other groups of students attending the university through collaboration agreements prioritised by Uppsala University management. This may include formal exchange students. Students will be offered housing for a period of two semesters, that is, one academic year provided they have submitted their housing application before 1st June. These students will be provided with a fully-furnished dormitory room located in one of the student housing areas in town. Room sizes can vary between 19-48m2 and some have a private kitchen and bathroom while others are shared. Rent will cost between SEK 2 700 and 4 500 per month.

Please note, for guaranteed accommodation, students must apply on time.

Application  and Tuition Fees

Students who are citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees to study at Master’s level in Sweden. There are no application and tuition fees for students who are citizens of a country within the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

More practical information

Information about insurance, safety, support services, cost of living or Swedish residence permit.


As a prospective or current student at Uppsala University you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships each semester.

Read about scholarships

Last modified: 2022-03-30