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Student Accommodation

You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. It's a good idea to register as soon as possible at the different housing companies. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Student Accommodation in Gävle

Here you will find information on how to apply for student accommodation and how Gävle municipality's accommodation guarantee for students work.

You need a home insurance

The housing companies require you to have home insurance when renting from them. Without home insurance, an accident that occur will cost you a great amount of money. For example, a water leak or fire could start in a neighbour’s apartment and spread to you resulting in major damage and great costs. It is also good to know that most housing companies have 1-3 months notice period, why it is important that you look up what applies before signing the contract

The Student Accommodation Portal

The Student Accommodation Portal "Studentbostad Gävle" is a marketing place for private individuals and housing companies. In the portal you will find accommodations that private individuals rent out. The Student Accommodation Portal does not use a queue, it is first come, first served. In the portal you will also find important information and tips that make it easier for you who are looking for a student accommodation.

Visit the Student Accommodation Portal at www.studentbostadgavle.se/en

Student accommodation through K2A Studenthus

K2A Studenthus offers newly built student apartments. The apartments are located on campus. They are not furnished but have fully equipped kitchens and their own washing machine with dryer.

No Swedish civic registration number or Resident Permit is required when applying for the accommodation.

Go to K2A studenthus to apply for student accommodation. 

Student accommodation through Gävle Studentbostäder

Gävle studentbostäder offers newly built student apartments 200 meters from the University. The apartments are not furnished but have fully equipped kitchens with full size freezers and tiled bathrooms.

No Swedish civic registration number or Resident Permit is required when applying for the accommodation.

Go to gavlestudentbostader.se to apply for student accommodation.

Student accommodation through Gavlegårdarna

The community housing company Gavlegårdarna offers affordable and furnished student accommodation throughout the city, their largest campus is positioned in the area Sätra which provides 500 students with accommodation. To apply for a student apartment at Gavlegårdarna you must have a Swedish civic registration number.

Go to gavlegardarna.se for more information

The Municipality of Gävle can help you

If you have trouble finding student accommodation on your own, the Municipality of Gävle guarantees students at University of Gävle student accommodation provided that you meet certain requirements. The guarantee is for students that move to Gävle to study at least 15 credits per semester.

It is important that you actively search for accommodation on your own. The student accommodation guarantee is not activated until their is no student apartments available. If it comes to it, you can invoke the guarantee by filling out a form at Gävle municipality's website.

The guarantee means that you will receive an offer of accommodation no later than 14 days after the start of the semester. The guarantee does not necessarily mean that Gävle municipality arranges an apartment or a dorm room, they may also have to arrange other types of accommodation. If you decline the offer, you will no longer be covered by the guarantee.

To learn more about the requirements please contact the Municipality of Gävle at email gavle.kommun@gavle.se or visit their website gavle.se.

Other Options

Apartment ads



Offers rental accommodation in Gävle, including newly built apartments at Gavlehov. To apply for a apartment at Balder you must have a Swedish civic registration number.



Accommodation in both Hofors and Torsåker. Good train and bus connection.

Landlords and Brokers in Gävle

Here is a list with a large numbers of landlords and brokers in Gävle.


Student accommodation in beautiful Ockelbo close to Wij Trädgårdar.
50 km from Gävle.

Preservia fastigheter

Offers rental accommodation for students in Gävle.


Accommodation in Sandviken 20 km from Gävle with excellent bus connections. www.sandvikenhus.se

Temporary Accommodation



Accommodation 20 km from Gävle, on the way to Uppsala/Stockholm. Good train and bus connections both ways.

Published by: Satu Moberg Page responsible: Satu Moberg Updated: 2023-12-04
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