Looking for student housing in Malmö? These are the housing options provided by Malmö University.

University Housing nurtures a residential environment supportive of individual student growth and development. The collaboration between students in our dormitories and our dedicated residential staff helps to create a community in which feelings of identity, security, and creativity are nurtured. Our mission is to encourage student success by creating a quality living environment that provides opportunities for socialising and learning outside the classroom.

Tuition fee-paying students and exchange students are given first priority, but all students are welcome to apply for University Housing.

Waiting list

The University Housing waiting list for autumn semester 2021 is now open.

Sign up for the waiting list here

COVID-19 and University Housing

Malmö University works to ensure that our tenants are safe during this challenging time by actively encouraging our students to act in accordance with directives from the Swedish government. The information presented below is based on the current regulations. Should any changes be made by the Swedish Authorities, we will update accordingly.

Information regarding COVID-19

Information on COVID-19 and the regulation set by the Swedish Authorities

Quarantine period

Swedish authorities are not imposing quarantine for those travelling to Sweden, therefore you do not need to self-isolate before moving into University Housing. However, those who are feeling unwell and/or have been in contact with others with confirmed COVID-19 must isolate immediately upon arrival.

Social distancing

Tenants are recommended to keep a 1.5-metre distance from each other, whenever possible. The Housing Office recommends tenants create kitchen schedules in order to avoid crowds in the common areas.

Hand sanitising

Tenants should washi their hands regularly and/or use hand sanitiser. Please note that the Housing Office does not provide hand sanitiser.

Feeling unwell

Tenants with symptoms of COVID-19 should take a self-test (more information on this will be provided once you move in). Until the results have arrived, stay at home andisolate. Avoid spreading the infection: sneeze or cough into your armpit, or in a disposable handkerchief. Try to stay a couple of metres apart from others and only use communal spaces when absolutely necessary.

Tenant events

All events arranged by the RA’s will take place online and outdoors.  We encourage all tenants to join all our social media channels, as well as stay connected with the RAs to find out what is happening in your building and in Malmö. 

Virtual meetings with Housing Office staff

The Housing Office has switched to virtual online meeting using Zoom. If you need to make an appointment with us, please contact us via email and suggest a date and time.  

Resident life

The residential environment is important for student learning. By facilitating conversation and learning beyond the traditional classroom setting University Housing empowers tenants to engage in discussion and meaningful interactions in the place where they spend most of their time — their home.

The residental staff are committed to helping tenants resolve any concerns that may arise during their time living within University Housing. Our live-in staff, Resident Assistants, serve as a resource, trained to assist tenants in a wide variety of situations.

The purpose of our residence life programme is to provide support for student learning by improving the quality of student life and community building in the residence. Through the use of challenging, hands-on, out-of-the-classroom experiences, we foster the development of our tenants in order for them to possess effective communication skills, a sense of social responsibility, and the ability to work as effective team members.

Residence halls

Our residence halls have the benefits of a residential campus, even though they are situated in the middle of the the city. We offer a dynamic and inclusive living environment with furnished dormitory rooms that are equipped with the amenities needed for successful studies. Whether you want the atmosphere of a traditional dorm room or a quieter and more homely feel, we have a spot for you to call home!

Our residences have private bathrooms, controlled residence access, on-call maintenance staff, and fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include free laundry facilities, broadband and/or Wi-Fi internet connections. Kitchen, lounge area and balcony layout varies by location. Each building has a Resident Assistant who arranges various social and educational activities.

Please note that single rooms are for one tenant only and that both occupants in double rooms must be students.

I'm very happy to live in University Housing as this has created a social network and a support network for me outside classes, it has truly helped me to feel welcomed.

Amber Bollard, Celsiusgården


Built in 1928, Celsiusgården is the oldest student residence in the city of Malmö. The large brick building, with its slender willow tree, welcomes its residents to an historic yet modern living experience. Originally a care home, Celsiusgården now welcomes students from all over the world.

If one is to pick just one word to describe the atmosphere at Celsius, it would be 'homely'.

Address, facilities and rent

Celsiusgården is located at Rönnbladsgatan 2A in Malmö.


The building has 40 dormitory rooms with private bathrooms divided on 4 floors. The room size varies between 13-17 square meters.

The rooms are fully furnished with a single bed (90x200 cm), nightstand, desk, desk chair, and a cupboard. A pillow and a duvet are provided – the cost for this is in included in the installment payment.

Common areas

Each floor has a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, stove, microwave, fridge, freezer, and kitchen utensils, and a spacious lounge area for the tenants to share. The laundry room together with a storage room for bicycles, is situated in the basement.


The rent is SEK 4,471 per month. Water, electricity and heating are included in the rent, as is the cost for furniture and Wi-Fi. The rent is paid for ten months out of twelve, leaving the period mid-June to mid-August rent free.

The rent is paid online via bank transfer, with cash, or by credit card. It is possible to pay for more than one month at a time.

Please note that there is an annual rent increase of 2 per cent at the beginning of the spring semester.


Rönngården is the place where academics become socialy-mindedl, traditions become new experiences, and students learn about cultural diversity —  all in the comfort of their own home. With an amazing view over the Malmö skyline, Rönngården hosts up to 141 students in a classical dorm setting. You can still find traces of Rönngårdens past as a hospital, for example in the wide corridors — but, where there used to be people in need of care, there is now a vibrant, international crowd waiting to get to know you.

Address, facilities and rent

Rönngården is located at Rönnblomsgatan 6A in Malmö.


The building has nine floors, with the top five available for students. Each floor has 27-29 spacious rooms, between 17-25 square metres and with private bathrooms.

The rooms are fully furnished with a single bed (90x200cm), nightstand, desk, desk chair and a cupboard. A pillow and duvet are provided – the cost for these are included in the installment payment.

Double rooms

There are 9 double room, perfect for those who have a friend also attending Malmö University – or someone in need of a lower rent. Unless the tenant express who they wishes to share a double room with, a roommate of the same sex will be allotted.

The double rooms are fully furnished with two single beds (90x200cm), nightstands, desks, desk chairs and two cupboards. Pillows and duvets are provided – the cost for these are included in the installment payment. Please note that the double rooms on Floor 5 – 6 have a small kitchenette.

The room size varies between 29 – 36 square metres.

Floor 9 Restrictions

In order to provide a calm and study friendly atmosphere, floor 9 at Rönngården has special restrictions; consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in common areas and the floor is expected to be as quiet as possible after 22:00. That is, no parties. Please be mindful of these restrictions when applying.

Common areas

All five floors have a large, fully-equipped kitchen with ovens, microwaves, fridges, freezers, and kitchen utensils. Floor 5 and 6 have a separate lounge areas, whereas Floors 7, 8 and 9 have a combined kitchen and lounge area. The standard on Floor 7 – 9 is slightly higher compared to the other floors.

There is a laundry room, available at no extra cost, and a large balcony on each floor.

Storage for bicycles is situated nearby.


The rent varies depending on the room size, the location in the building, and on when the floor was renovated. Please note that the rent increases during the spring semester.

Floors 5, 6: SEK 4577 - 4721 per month

Floors 7, 8 and 9: SEK 4675 - 5171 per month

Double rooms: SEK 3043 - 3267 per month

Water, electricity and heating are included in the rent, as is the cost for furniture. Internet is included in the rent. As there is no Wi-Fi in the building, you must bring a personal router or network cable to connect to the broadband.

You can pay your rent by online bank transfer, with cash or by credit card. You can pay for more than one month at a time.

How to apply for University Housing

Malmö University guarantee housing for tuition fee-paying students during their studies, provided that an application in the first selection round is submitted before the deadline. For exchange students, housing is offered depending on availability. This also applies to European and Swedish students.

Type of student
Contract start:
Contract end

Please rate your housing preference

First choice:
Second choice:

Terms and conditions for University Housing

Please read the Terms & Conditions thoroughly before submitting your appliccation.

Have you read and agreed with the housing terms and conditions?

Processing your personal data

In order to offer you a room/apartment, we need to process your personal data. Malmö University (Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, 202100-4920) is the controller of your personal data.

You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting housing@mau.se. However, if you revoke your consent, it does not affect our processing of your information before you recall it.

Please note that data that is not treated with consent as a basis, such as an ongoing lease, may continue to be processed. The data will be deleted after the completion of treatment.

You also have the right to contact us for information about what information is processed about you or to request correction, transfer, deletion or restriction of your personal information.

You have the possibility to contact Malmö University's Data Protection Officer at dataskyddsombud@mau.se if you have questions about the treatment.

You are also entitled to lodge complaints with Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten if you feel that we are processing your personal information incorrectly.

Do you consent to the personal data process?

Newly admitted tuition fee-paying students, who applied in the international round, and exchange students will receive a link to the registration form via email, once the application period for University Housing begins in May/November. You register for University Housing by submitting the application form. Please read through the information on residence halls before making your decision.

At this point, Malmö University does not have housing suitable for more than one student. Tution fee-paying students with families does therefore not qualify for the housing guarantee.

Once the first application round has ended, the Housing Office will open a waiting list, which is open to European and Swedish students.

Applicants in the first round will receive a placement offer via email, a couple of weeks after the application period has ended. Eligible students, who the Housing Office could not accommodate in the first round, will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

Rooms available after the first round are distributed via the waiting list in accordance with the original application date.

Once you have received an offer, you can either accept or decline. Please note that the placement offer is final and that changes cannot be made. The Housing Office offers a possibility to change rooms between academic semesters.

Instructions on how to secure the room you have been offered are included in the email confirming your placement. Please note that you must pay the first month's rent, a SEK 5,000 deposit and a one-off fee for a duvet and pillow, in order to secure your offer.

If the first payment is not made in time, Malmö University holds the right to withdraw the placement offer.

The Housing Office staff will send arrival information to all new tenants a couple of weeks before the start of your rental agreement in order to allow time for you prepare for your stay. You are welcome to reach out to one of the Resident Assistants if you have further questions or concerns.

Please note that it is not possible to access your room before the start of your rental agreement.

Application timeline — important dates

Application period: 4-25 May

Placement announcement:11 June

Waiting list opens:11 June

Arrival day:19 August

Malmö University processes your personal data

When you apply for University Housing, we collect your personal data (with your consent) in order for us to process your application. We keep your data while you are in the housing queue, or until you request to be removed from the queue. 

Your personal data is managed by Malmö University (Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, 202100-4920) or other companies that process this data on our behalf.

Signing up to the housing queue

When you sign up to our housing queue, we collect and process your personal data (with your consent) in order to process your application. We will keep the data for as long as you remain on the waiting list for housing or until you request to be removed from the list. 

Being offered housing

If you are offered housing we will need to process further personal data, such as information regarding your studies and tuition status.

During the tenancy period

Once you are our tenant and sign a rental agreement, we will process your personal data in order to fulfil our obligations as proprietor and contracting party. We process personal data when:

  • we distribute rent slips
  • when rent payments are administered
  • when something is due to be repaired or replaced in your room
  • when we send out information concerning your tenancy

Your personal data may be handled by a data processor on our behalf, for example, one of the property owners that we sublet student housing from. We may also dispense your personal data according to law or official decisions. If your personal data is disclosed to a country outside the EU, we are responsible for making sure that this is legal.

We will save your personal data for as long as is necessary for the rental agreement.

When the tenancy period is over

We are a public organisation and as such, we abide by the Freedom of Press Act. This means that we store public records, documents sent to us, or documents that we write ourselves (such as tenancy agreements), in our archive. We screen all public records according to our document management plan.

All information that does not need to be archived will be deleted after processing has been completed.

Your rights

  • You have the right to a detailed account of the specific uses that we have made, are making, or will be making of your personal data.
  • You have the right to get incorrect information corrected.
  • You have the right to request that we limit our processing of your personal data, for example, if you consider them incorrect.
  • You have the right to get your personal data transferred to another company (data portability).

You can find out what has been registered about you or get feedback on the processing of information collected by contacting housing@mau.se or the University's Data Protection Officer at dataskyddsombud@mau.se. Complaints that cannot be resolved with Malmö University may be submitted to Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten.

Malmö University scores top results in tenant satisfaction

"It is such an honour to win, and we are immensely proud of the hard work by our Resident Assistant over these past months. Without them, our tenants would not be as well taken care of during these trying times. It also satisfying to get confirmation that we are on the right track in developing...

Malmö University scores top results in tenant satisfaction

"It is such an honour to win, and we are immensely proud of the hard work by our Resident Assistant over these past months. Without them, our tenants would not be as well taken care of during these trying times. It also satisfying to get confirmation that we are on the right track in developing University Housing, even though we still have areas in need of improvement," says Therese Löfgren, Housing Advisor at Malmö University.

The number of respondents reached an all-time high in the 2020 survey. Amongst the areas where tenants are the most satisfied, customer care and staff availability stands out.

Satisfied Customer Index (NKI) is measured at 80 out of 100. The average results amongst participating Universities is 76. Malmö University’s Net Promoter Score is 54 per cent. The response rate is 86 per cent. This is the fourth time that Malmö University has won in its class.

The survey, Satisfied Studbo, was conducted by Origo Group on behalf of the Student Housing Companies. Student housing companies are an industry organisation for student housing companies where most of Sweden's student housing companies are affiliated, both private and non-profit companies.

Terms and conditions for University Housing

It is important that everyone is able to enjoy both their own room and the common areas in the building. There are a number of things that should be aware of during your stay which you can read about here; you will receive additional practical information about your accommodation when you arrive.

Policy regarding the distribution of housing available through Malmö University

Cancellation policy

The Housing Office holds the right to cancel housing offers, if set criteria it not met before the given deadline.

In order to get a refund of the deposit and the one-off fee for duvet and pillow, the request for cancellation must be received no less than one calendar month before the start of the rental agreement.

The first rent payment is non-refundable.

Rental period

Rental agreements are written for one semester at a time. The Housing Office cannot guarantee extensions for all tenants.

Tenants who wish to prolong their rental agreements over summer, will be able to do so provided that the housing rules and regulations have been met.

Tenants who wish to prolong their rental agreement for the following semester, must meet the requirements below:

  • have completed at least 14 credits
  • be enrolled in full-time studies as a tuition fee-paying student for the following semester or as an exchange student with an exchange period of two semesters
  • have paid all of tuition fees on time (fee-paying students)
  • have met the housing rules and regulations

Home insurance

All University Housing tenants must have a valid home insurance, or an equivalent insurance, during the tenancy period. Tenants are required to submit a copy of their insurance letter to the Housing Office within the first week of moving in.

Incoming exchange students are covered by ‘Student IN’ through Kammarkollegiet, which has a property as well as a liability cover. This insurance can be equated to a home insurance policy issued by a private insurance company. The Housing Office recommend tenants obtain a private home insurance as well, since those usually have far better conditions and coverage.

The Good Chat Podcast

Listen to the Good Chat Podcast and get updated on things good to know when considering Sweden as your study destination. In the podcast, you can listen to what current and past tenants have to say about living in Malmö and within University Housing

Ep.1 Hurdles and bureaucracy
Divya, Emanuel and Daniel talk about the things you need to know before coming to Malmö, such as your visa application, flights, and finding housing.

Ep. 2 Why choose Malmö?
Ashish, Leon and Mobina discuss why they picked Malmö University and their different application processes.

Ep.3 Swedish things which will help you settle in
Daniel, Divya and Emanuel, discuss things you need to know to help you settle in Sweden, such as the Swedish "personnummer", dental care, and banking.

Ep.4 Creating a home in Malmö
Divya, Emanuel and Daniel talk about their perspectives on calling Celsiusgården home and explore the reasons why they chose to live in Sweden.

Ep.5 Life at Celsiusgården
Daniel, Divya and Emanuel chat with Celsius tenants, Luana and Ridwan, about how and why they applied to stay in University Housing and their experiences living in Celsiusgården.

Ep.6 Life at Rönngården
Ashish, Mobina and Leon talk about expectations and experiences when living at Rönngården.

Ep.7 Thoughts and reflection on University Housing
Daniel, Divya and Emanuel interview Daniel, a former tenant at Celsiusgården, who now lives in a studio apartment outside University Housing.

For general questions regarding housing, please contact Housing Advisors Johanna Miró Lindberg and Therese Löfgren via:

geo position Student Centre, Neptuniplan 7
email housing@mau.se