Full-time fee-paying students and exchange students are given first priority to Malmö University housing. There are lots of things to consider before you arrive, such as submitting your application and what to expect from your tenancy.
How to apply for University Housing
All eligible students will get an email from University Housing when the application period opens. You will then need to apply by sumbitting an application form and will have the possibility to rank your top three preferences for accommodation.
Application period: May 3-23
You must fill out and submit the application form in order to be considered for university housing.
Housing offer and payment instructions: June 12
All students who are offered housing will be notified and will receive payment instructions by email. We kindly ask that you pay the first month's rent, the deposit and the fee for one duvet and one pillow. All eligible applicants who are not offered housing will be placed on our waiting list and will be sent information regarding alternative options for finding housing.
Waiting list opens: June 12
The waiting list will be published on this webpage. If any university accommodation becomes available, students on the waiting list will receive an offer by email.
Deadline for payment: July 5
The Housing Office has the right to cancel any housing offer if the payment is not made on time.
Arrival day: August 22
Please note that it is not possible to access your room before the start of your contract.
Apply for University Housing for spring 2020: November 2019
The application period for living in University Housing starting spring 2020 opens in November 2019.
University housing consists of two dormitory buildings: Celsiusgården and Rönnen International, with 181 rooms in total. Both dormitories offer furnished rooms with private bathrooms. A shared kitchen and lounge area are located on each floor. All single rooms offered through the University are for one person only; the double rooms are offered to two students. Both buildings are located approximately 15 minutes away from the University/city centre by bike, or 20 minutes away by bus.
During the application period, you must apply by submitting a form and will have the possibility to rank your top three choices. Find out more about the available housing types below.
Celsiusgården, Rönnbladsgatan 2A
Celsiusgården has 40 dormitory rooms on four separate floors. All rooms are fully furnished and have a private bathroom. The size of the rooms varies between 13 square metres and 17 square metres. The size of the bed is 90x200 cm. Please note that you have to bring your own bedding and towels. You will be provided with pillow and duvet on the day you move in, and the cost is included in the first rent.
Ten students on each floor share a dining room, a lounge area with a TV and a fully-equipped kitchen (which includes a dishwasher, stoves, microwaves, fridges, freezer, and all necessary kitchen utensils). The laundry room, and a storage room for bicycles are situated in the basement.
The rent at Celciusgården is 3856 SEK per month.
Water, electricity and heating are included in the rent.
Internet is included in the rent.
You can pay your rent by online bank transfer, with cash or by credit card. You can pay several months at a time, providing you use the correct reference code and let the Housing Office know that you are paying for several months. At Celsiusgården tenants receive quarterly payment slips in their mail box.
Please note that rent increases during the spring semester.
The postboxes are located on each floor. Use the following address to receive post: [Your name] Rönnbladsgatan 2a, FOB number 212 16 Malmö, Sweden
Rönnen International, Rönnblomsgatan 6A
The building has nine floors but only the top five are available for students. Every floor has 27-29 large, fully furnished rooms with private bathrooms. There are nine double rooms. The size of the bed is 90x200 cm. Please note that you have to bring your own bedding and towels. You will be provided with pillow and duvet on the day you move in, and the cost is included in the first rent. Curtains are not included in the rooms and must be bought by students themselves.
Size of single rooms: 17 square metres to 25 square metres.
Size of double rooms: 29 square metres to 36 square metres.
Floor 9 Restrictions
To allow tenants to be as comfortable as possible while staying within University Housing, the 9th floor of Rönnen International has a few restrictions. There, consumption of alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the common areas. In addition to that, the corridor is expected to be as quiet as possible after 22:00 in the evenings, that is, social events are not allowed. Please be mindful of these restrictions when applying.
Each floor has a large, fully-equipped kitchen which includes stoves, microwaves, fridges, freezers, and kitchen utensils. Floors 5 and 6 have a separate lounge area. Floors 7, 8 and 9 have a big kitchen with a lounge area. There are laundry rooms on each floor, and there is a large balcony located on each floor and bike storage nearby.
Floors 5, 6: 4965 - 5105 SEK/month
Floors 7, 8 and 9: 5060 - 5544 SEK/month
Double rooms: 3368 - 3587 SEK/month
You can pay your rent by online bank transfer, with cash or by credit card. You can pay several months at a time, providing you use the correct reference code and let the Housing Office know that you are paying for several months. At Rönnen International, tenants receive payment slips each month by email.
Internet is included in the rent. As there is no WiFi in the building, you must bring a network cable to connect you computers to the internet. Water, electricity and heating are included in the rent.
Please note that rent increases during the spring semester.
The postboxes are located on the same floor as the entrance to the building. Use the following address to receive post: [Your name] Rönnblomsgatan 6A, FOB number 212 16 Malmö, Sweden
Student presentation about living at Rönnen International.
Student presentation about living at Celsiusgården.
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.
All applicants will get an email when the housing placement is complete. If you are offered accommodation, you are required to make a payment in advance, and you will receive detailed payment instructions in order to secure your offer.
The payment includes the first month's rent, deposit and a fee for a pillow and duvet. The first payment should be made a couple of weeks after you have recieved a housing offer. If the payment is not made in time, Malmö University holds the right to withdraw the offer. Note that the placement cannot be changed and that there is no possibility of changing rooms during the semester.
In order to secure your housing offer, you must pay a deposit of 4000 SEK before moving into the room. The deposit will be reimbursed once you have moved out and the cleaning inspection has been conducted. You must pass the cleaning inspection in order for the University to reimburse your deposit.
You are recommended to get a private home insurance to cover any eventualities.
Incoming exchange students living in University housing are covered by 'Student IN' insurance through the state insurance company Kammarkollegiet. This works as a light home insurance with a limited reimbursement. The deductable is 1500 SEK.
It is important to be considerate towards the other tenants in your building. Sharing housing means that you need to be respectful and be considerate towards eachother.
The building should be as quiet as possible between 22.00 and 07.00.
If you are planning to have a party, please discuss this beforehand with your house mates. The person/people responsible for the party will be liable for all damages that might occur.
Inspection schedule and cleaning supplies
An inspection will be carried out regularly to ensure that the common areas are kept clean.
Cleaning supplies are stored in the cleaning cupboard on each floor. It is the tenants’ responsibility to keep the cleaning cupboard in order, to refill the empty cleaning supplies and to report any faulty machines.
The following video may be handy in helping tenants keep a clean and hygienic kitchen throughout their stay in University Housing.
You are responsible for any guests that you invite to University Housing. You may have guests stay in your room for up to a week. If you wish to have a guest stay with you for a longer period of time, you must get approval from the Housing Office. Subletting your room to another person (for example through Airbnb) is strictly forbidden.
The housing should be safe for tenants to reside in at all times. Make sure that the entrance door and door to the corridor are properly closed and locked when you go in or out of the building.
Do not let strangers into the building. If you see anyone who does not seem to live or be visiting someone in the building, please ask them to leave immediately or call the Security Company; their telephone number can be found on the notice board in the corridor.
Processing personal data
When you sign up to our housing list, we collect your personal data (with your consent) in order to process your application. We will store this data for as long as you are the waiting list for housing, or until you request to be removed from the housing list.
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 list
When you sign up to our housing list, 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 receipts;
when rent payments are administered;
when something is due to be repaired or replaced in your room; and
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; 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.
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 or information collected by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or the University's Data Protection Officer at email@example.com. Complaints that cannot be resolved with Malmö University may be submitted to Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten.
You are obliged to make a fault report if something is broken or missing in your room.
There are a number of things to think about when it is time to leave your student housing.
Terminate your contract
You are required to give one calendar month’s notice when terminating your contract, even if you wish to move out on the date your contract ends. You always pay the full month's rent, regardless if you move out in the middle of a month.
Example 1: You want to move out by October 15. You will have to terminate your contact before the end of September and pay a full month's rent in October.
Example 2: If you want to move out by October 15, and you terminate your contact on October 2, you will have to pay rent a full month's rent in November as well.
Once you have terminated your contact, you will be contacted by your landlord and a room inspection will be scheduled. You need to thoroughly clean your room according to the instructions given. We recommend you to be present during the room inspection in order to correct minor faults. Please note that you must hand in your keys after the inspection.
The following video may be handy in helping tenants keep a clean and hygienic bathroom throughout their stay in University Housing.
You need to pass the cleaning inspection and have no outstanding rent in order to receive your full deposit. Please note that the waiting time for getting your deposit back depends, but it usually takes up to three weeks after the cleaning inspection has been conducted, provided you have handed us the correct bank details.