Housing: An Integral Part of Your Study Abroad Experience

Where you live is an important part of your study abroad experience, and hopefully the basis for rich cultural and social interactions during your time in Sweden!

At DIS, our housing options have the goal of giving you the opportunity to:

  • Build communities, both within your housing and with locals in the surrounding area
  • Experience personal growth and development
  • Culturally engage in a meaningful way, by either living with locals or reaching out to local communities beyond your housing

Getting To and From Your DIS Housing

Part of living and studying in Stockholm means that, just as the Swedes do, you commute by bus or train– or a combination of the two! Whether it be to get to classes at DIS, field studies, study tour departures, or extracurricular activities, you can expect that commuting will be a part of your daily life.

More and more Swedish and international students live in the greater Stockholm area and commute by public transportation daily. Stockholm’s public transportation is clean, safe, punctual, and efficient. While a daily commute may seem intimidating in concept, keep in mind that roughly 800,000 Stockholmers use public transportation daily. With around 90% of the city’s population hopping on the train, your daily transportation will be not be unique from the average Swede’s.

Three Diverse Housing Options

Unless otherwise advised by your home institution, you have three housing options to choose from at DIS Stockholm. All options ensure that you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Swedish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing preference.

Read the three options carefully to rank them wisely for your Housing Application:

Living & Learning Community (LLC)
Residential Community

If you’re interested in arranging your own housing while in Stockholm, read more about Independent Housing (Self-Arranged).

DIS Housing Policies – Guaranteed Housing

DIS guarantees housing to all students who request, and pay for, DIS-arranged housing. Additionally, DIS works hard to ensure that you have a wonderful and hospitable stay in your housing.

Read about how DIS matches you in the best possible housing placement to gain a better idea of how we achieve this

Applying for DIS Housing

DIS puts a lot of effort in making the right housing match for you. This is why it is extremely important that you provide correct and detailed information on the Housing Application form. The deadline for requesting DIS housing is approximately one month before the term’s official arrival day. See details about applying to housing on each option’s page.

What Each Housing Option Provides Under the Comprehensive Housing Fee

Find out what is included in each housing option by reading the Comprehensive Fee for All DIS Housing Options.

Finding Out About Your Housing Placement

Approximately 10 days prior to arrival, you will receive your housing placement and exact address.

Getting Oriented To Your Housing

DIS staff will be available for you on Arrival Day and during the DIS Arrival Workshop, where you will receive information and a personal folder with answers to many of the questions you might have.