How to apply and get an apartment.

Register in the CIS queue.

When admitted to Chalmers University you will receive a code. Please use it to register your application as soon as possible.

The application may take a couple of days to be approved. You will get a message when it is done.

  • Choose the queue for CIS under Our objects. Type the registration code sent to you by Chalmers University when granted admission to studies.

  • Personal details. Tick the box “I don't have a Swedish social security number” and the box for gender, male = man, female = kvinna.

  • Type your date of birth in format YYYYMMDD. If you have a Nordic social security number, you can not use that for housing application; only type the date of birth.

  • Choose a user name and password of your own. The SGS staff can not see your password, please write it down for yourself, you need the personal codes every time when logging on to My pages, where you apply for housing.

  • Fill out your permanent address in the home country. If you get an error when typing the zip code, just write a zero (0).

  • Check that you always have the right e-mail address registered. We send all housing information to the e-mail address you have registered, even after arrival in Sweden. When you get a contract, you will see the rent account under My pages.

  • Profile information. Fill out the profile information, make sure to tick the right student category, and choose the length of your lease, See the housing periods below.

  • Check the information you entered and confirm by ticking the box under “Approval”. Save the application. You get a message on the screen when the application is successfully sent to the SGS letting office.

  • Verify e-mail address. When you save the application, a verification mail is generated automatically. Click on the verification link once in order to do that. The application is blocked until you verify your e-mail address.

  • You receive a confirmation (welcome e-mail) when the application is completed.

If you have been waiting for the welcome e-mail for more than four working days, please contact us on e-mail to

If you need help with the application, please send your question to

Note: You can only make one registration. Do not try to create several registrations, to avoid problems with your account.

Fixed housing periods.

The housing periods are predetermined.

If you plan to leave earlier than the end of the contract period, you can give the SGS a written and undersigned notice three calendar months in advance.

If your studies last longer than one year, register in the SGS regular student housing queue as well.

For activating the student housing queue we need completing documents, such as a copy of your passport, admission letter and residence permit (nationals from outside the EU). 
Send these documents to 

Each person should only have one housing application, where several queues can be activated.

These are the housing periods

Only Master's who pay tuition fees may keep the CIS flat for the maximum length of lease, 24 months.
Exchange students may usually stay in the CIS room for one year. Students who do not pay tuition fees can choose 6 or 12 months (starting from August). 
If you arrive for the spring semester, you can only choose to stay for 6 months.

The housing period starts in mid August or mid January every year.
If you have to leave prior to the end of the fixed lease, you have the right to terminate the lease with  three calendar months notice period.

Look for vacant apartments.

When your application is approved by us, you can look for vacant apartments. Log in on My Pages and go to Vacant objects

If you have registered in our regular student housing queue, send an e-mail to We need to know which code you received from Chalmers and the length of your stay. You may choose either 6 or 12 months starting from August. Those arriving in January may only book a room for 6 months.

Students at Chalmers who don't have any code for registering their applications are adviced to choose the SGS' regular English website.

Apply for an apartment.

The contract is sent as a pdf document automatically to the first applicant. If you get an error message when reporting interest in a flat, the reason may be that someone else already applied for it.

The housing periods are predetermined; from mid August to mid January or from mid January to the end of July.

Only tuition paying Master's may keep the CIS apartment for longer than one year.

Those who plan to continue university studies in Gothenburg after the CIS housing period, should register in the SGS student housing queue as well.

Market place Direkt (direct).
All flats are posted under market place Direkt. When you submit the application, a contract is sent immediately to your e-mail, if you are the first person to apply for the flat.

Respond to the offer.

If you accept the offer, print out the contract, sign it (date and handwritten signature are needed), scan the contract and send in four days time to e-mail or to our fax number +46 31 333 6301.
We send you a confirmation when the flat is booked for you.

If you decline the offer, send an e-mail to, write the address of the flat and your name in the message. Please reply in four days time. We shall delete the offer and you may apply again. You can decline two offers.

If you give no reply. You have four days to respond to the offer counted from the day the contract was sent to you. In case of no reply from you, we delete the offer after four days and your application will be blocked.

Pay the first rent in advance.

The rent is always due in advance. When you have accepted the housing offer, you will be able to see your rent account under My pages on the SGS' website.

The invoice for the next month appears under My pages, My housing, the rent  at the end of each month. 

You find the Payment instruction here.

Please check the payment registration under My pages, the rent, after 8-10 working days.

Alternative housing.

At the start of the semester there may be shortage of housing. If you are late with housing application, register also at Boplats Göteborg, in order to find private housing. Boplats offers extra help for international students during summer months.

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