Independent Housing

If allowed by your home university, you may arrange your own housing in Stockholm.

Students who have the most success securing independent housing are typically students who have a pre-existing network of family or friends in Stockholm. Otherwise, it can be challenging to find a short term, student residence to live at.

If you do choose to opt out of DIS housing, DIS cannot assist with finding you housing, rent payments, deposits, legal matters, furnishing, bedding, transportation costs, etc. You will be sacrificing activities and cultural engagement opportunities that take place in the DIS housing locations. In order to foster community engagement, DIS strongly encourages you to limit how many other DIS students you will be living with.

If independent housing is something you are interested in, it is best to begin your search for housing ASAP. If you have any questions about the recommended documentation, please contact the DIS North American Office at

Independent Housing Fee

When choosing to arrange your own housing, you will still be charged a fee that covers student affairs support and services.

To learn about this fee, titled Student Affairs Inclusions fee, scroll to the bottom of Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Inclusions.

Opting Out of DIS Housing

The deadline to opt out of DIS housing is approximately 2-3 months before the term’s official arrival day. Check your student registration site for your term’s deadlines.

  • If you wish to opt out of DIS-arranged housing after the deadline has passed, please be aware that you will be charged a housing change fee plus any additional associated rent costs. Read about this change fee here
  • If you have opted out of DIS housing, please note that DIS will not be able to provide you with housing if yours falls through, once the housing deadline has passed