Malmö is not your typical student city, which is also noticeable in the housing market with a relatively low number of student housing. Therefore, it is good to look for housing in Malmö with open eyes, you may not end up in a regular student corridor but in other alternatives such as a collective, private room in someone else’s house or apartment, second-hand apartment, tenancy or condominium.

We at the Union want all students who come here to have a wonderful study time with a stable point in life, all so that you as a student in Malmö should feel good, have a fun time and of course succeed with your studies. We have therefore put together a small guide to help you in Malmö’s housing jungle.

Don’t forget to sign a home insurance! If your things get stolen or break, it can help you a lot financially when you need to replace them. Compare different insurances here!

Find housing

Find a place to stay, the Union can help students with housing in different ways, take a look at our housing-tips on this page. For a temporary solution in the beginning of the semester when it often can be though to find a place to stay the Union have the Sofa Project. We have also taken over Malmö University’s housing site Hemma where apartments and rooms are uploaded by people every week.

Student Union Malmö’s own channels

Sofa Project

When the semester starts many new students arrive to Malmö. Many of them will not have a home when the semester starts, this because of housing shortages and long queues for student housing. To help these students and alleviate the housing shortage, the Student Union Malmö organize ”the sofa project“. We need your help to help our new friends.

Contact soffprojektet@malmostudenter.se or read more about the project here.

Hemma – The Union’s own housing portal

Through Hemma (hemma.malmostudenter.se) you can find apartments and rooms uploaded by people living in and around Malmö. We at the Union always check up on the uploaded ads but you should always be careful when renting in second hand and never pay upfront! Read our guidelines at the website below.

Browse apartments and rooms at Hemma here.

Other ways of finding housing

Blocket
Blocket.se
With Blocket you can search for second hand contracts or rooms to rent.
Boplats Syd
Boplats Syd
With Boplats Syd you can sign up for 300 SEK/year to be placed in line for housing in Skåne.
Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing
With couchsurfing you can find a couch to sleep on temporarily.
Hyresvärdslistan
Hyresvärdslistan
Hyresvärdslistan offers a website that lists all tenants, private and communal in some of Sweden’s biggest cities. Instead of searching within each one separately you can see what’s available on all of them at the same time.
Contact Hyresvärldslistan here:
Mail: Alexander@hyresvardslistan.se
Housinganywhere
Housinganwhere
With Housinganywhere you can find apartments but mostly rooms with private landlords.
Malmö Studenthus
Malmö Studenthus
Located in Rosengård with 665 apartments this is Malmö’s biggest student housing. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the University from here.
Malmö University Housing
Malmö University Housing
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 housing application and find out what to expect from your tenancy.

Housing Policy

Student Union Malmo´s position paper about housing, 13 december 2017.