Plan your studies

Accepted exchange students

Accommodation for bilateral exchange students + USAC and ISEP students

Accommodation in Växjö

All exchange students from our partner universities and from the USAC and ISEP consortia are offered housing through the university, provided that they submit their online application within the stated deadline.

In Växjö we collaborate with two housing companies, Växjöbostäder and Hemsö, to offer housing for our incoming exchange students. After you have been admitted to the university, a rental agreement will be sent to you via email from one of these companies. 

Housing provided by Växjöbostäder


If you are offered housing by Växjöbostäder, you will need to pay the rent for a full semester in advance. Details regarding this will be specified on your rental agreement.

You will either live in a dorm room with your own bathroom and share a kitchen in a corridor with other international students, or you will get your own room in a shared apartment. For details about your accommodation, please contact Växjöbostäder.

You are not allowed to share your room with anyone else. If you plan to live with your partner or children, you will need to find housing on your own. 

Housing provided by Hemsö


If you are offered housing by Hemsö, you will need to pay the rent for a full semester in advance. Details regarding this will be specified on your rental agreement.

You will live in a dorm room, in a corridor with other international students. You will have access to your own bathroom, but you will share a kitchen with other students in your corridor. For details about your accommodation, please contact Hemsö. 

You are not allowed to share your room with anyone else. If you plan to live with your partner or children, you will need to find housing on your own. 

Insure your dorm room and your belongings

You should purchase insurance prior to arriving in Sweden, covering your dorm room and its content against theft and damage.

Internet connection

The majority of dorm rooms and apartments have an Internet connection and there is always the possibility of using the university computer labs or your own laptop on campus.

Accommodation in Kalmar

In Kalmar we collaborate with Kalmarhem to offer housing for our incoming exchange students. After you have been admitted to the university, a rental agreement will be sent to you via email.

When staying with Kalmarhem you will pay your rent monthly. Details regarding this will be specified on your rental agreement.

You will live in a dorm room, in a corridor with other international students. You will share a bathroom with one other student and you will share a kitchen with other students in your corridor. For details about your accommodation, please contact Kalmarhem.

You are not allowed to share your room with anyone else. If you plan to live with your partner or children, you will need to find housing on your own. 

All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation in Kalmar, provided that the online application is completed and submitted prior to the relevant deadline.

Insure your dorm room and your belongings

You should purchase insurance prior to arriving in Sweden, as well as insurance covering your dorm room and its content.

Payment

When you sign the lease for your room, you will also receive the rent invoice. The invoice must be paid as soon as possible.

Vacating your accommodation and inspection

When you move out, your dorm room should be clean. All rooms are inspected and you will be charged for any extra cleaning or any repairs required.

Where is my accommodation located?

The majority of exchange students are housed centrally in Kalmar. The university will easily be reached by foot, bike or bus.

Internet connection

Computers with internet access can be found both in the library or at your school. Internet access is available in all dorm rooms for a monthly fee of SEK 130. This fee is added to your rent invoice, and has to be paid whether you use the internet service or not. Wireless internet is not provided, meaning you need a cable to access the internet. This can be bought at any electronic store in Sweden or brought with you from home. To activate your internet account, contact the internet provider once you have moved into your dorm room.

Accommodation in Hultsfred

(Music Management students)
Your rent depends on the size of your room. Rent is paid one month in advance. A SEK 1,000 deposit, which is payable when you pick up your keys, is required. All students in Hultsfred have their own rooms.

Accommodation for Erasmus and Nordlys students

Erasmus and Nordlys students in Växjö


Linnaeus University is unable to offer accommodation for Erasmus and Nordlys students in Växjö. If you belong to this student category, you need to search for housing on your own. 

We want to facilitate your search for housing as much as we can. You are always welcome to contact us at inexchange@lnu.se if you have any questions regarding finding housing in Växjö. 

The Student Union have a guide for finding accommodation in Växjö on their website, you can find it here. Please read it carefully and follow their recommendations.

Erasmus and Nordlys students in Kalmar


In Kalmar, all Erasmus and Nordlys students are offered accommodation by our housing partner Kalmarhem during the first two semesters of their stay. This accommodation is in student dorm rooms with a shared kitchen. The prices range between 3,500 - 4,500 SEK per month.

If you have specific questions regarding your Kalmarhem accommodation, please contact them at kundservice@kalmarhem.se. For general questions regarding accommodation, please contact the International Office.

Insure your dorm room and your belongings

You should purchase insurance prior to arriving in Sweden, as well as insurance covering your dorm room and its content.

Payment

When you sign the lease for your room, you will also receive the rent invoice. The invoice must be paid as soon as possible.

Vacating your accommodation and inspection

When you move out, your dorm room should be clean. All rooms are inspected and you will be charged for any extra cleaning or any repairs required.

Where is my accommodation located?

The majority of exchange students are housed centrally in Kalmar. The university will easily be reached by foot, bike or bus.

Internet connection

Computers with internet access can be found both in the library or at your school. Internet access is available in all dorm rooms for a monthly fee of SEK 130. This fee is added to your rent invoice, and has to be paid whether you use the internet service or not. Wireless internet is not provided, meaning you need a cable to access the internet. This can be bought at any electronic store in Sweden or brought with you from home. To activate your internet account, contact the internet provider once you have moved into your dorm room.

Pick-up service and orientation days

For more information regarding pick-up service and orientation days, please click here.

Preparing for your stay

What to bring

Bedding and kitchenware

You are expected to provide your own bedlinen, towels and kitchenware.

Computer

You might want to bring your own laptop as the majority of dorm rooms and apartments have a direct Internet connection. You will need a network adapter/card of Ethernet standard 10 MB and a TP cable of Category 5. If you don't have a computer or prefer not to bring one, you can of course use the computer facilities at the university.

Sending packages

You may wish to send personal belongings before departure.

Packages should be addressed as follows:
Kalmar: Linnaeus University, Your name, c/o International Office, Office of Student Affairs, SE-391 82 Kalmar

Växjö: Linnaeus University, Your name, c/o International Office, Office of Student Affairs, SE-351 95 Växjö

You will pick up the package from the International Office, Office of Student Affairs when you arrive at Linnaeus University. After arrival, please have all mail and packages sent to your Swedish address.

Pre-arrival check list

Carefully go through the following list before you leave for Kalmar and Växjö:

  • Familiarize yourself with the information about Sweden and Linnaeus University
  • Inform the International Office, Office of Student Affairs and buddy about your arrival date and time
  • Purchase complete insurance cover (bring proof of your insurance cover and/or European Health Insurance Card)

Bring

  • Valid passport - this must be valid for at least the duration of your stay in Sweden plus one extra month (rules may vary from country to country).
  • Letter of acceptance from Linnaeus University and other necessary documents.
  • Swedish cash for immediate use upon arrival (for trains and taxi). It is also possible to exchange money at Copenhagen Airport, Stockholm Airport and the train stations in Malmö and Stockholm.
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Clothes - appropriate for warm, cold, wet and windy weather.
  • Adaptor for electrical appliances and possibly cable for Internet. The current in Sweden is 220 volts.

For more practical information to help you prepare for your time at Linnaeus University and your stay in Sweden, please click here.

Travel to Linnaeus University

From Copenhagen

The best way to travel to Kalmar and Växjö is to fly into Copenhagen Airport. There are direct trains between the airport and both Kalmar and Växjö train stations. The train leaves every hour or every second hour. The direct train from Copenhagen takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to Växjö and 3 hours 30 minutes to Kalmar. You can buy your train ticket at the airport. If you think you are eligible for a discounted fare, you should ask when buying your ticket.
For train timetables, visit www.sj.se.

From Stockholm

By air: several daily flights on weekdays, less frequent on
weekends. The flight time is approximately one hour to both cities. Direct flights to both Kalmar and Växjö depart from either Arlanda or Bromma airports.
Please see www.sas.se, www.kalmarflyg.se or www.flysmaland.com.

By train

There is a train station at Arlanda airport; take the Arlanda Express train to Stockholm central station and continue with a regular train from there to Kalmar or Växjö. The train from Stockholm takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes to Växjö and 4 hours 30 minutes to Kalmar. For train timetables, visit www.sj.se.

By bus

Travelling by bus is usually the cheapest way of travelling within Sweden. If you want to travel by bus, visit the following websites to find appropriate destinations and timetables.
www.swebusexpress.se - long distance
www.silverlinjen.se - long distance
www.svenskabuss.se - long distance
www.klt.se - Kalmar to Hultsfred and immediate Kalmar area
www.lanstrafikenkron.se – local Växjö

Learning support for your studies

If you are a student and have some form of disability, it is possible for you to get pedagogical support during your studies. Examples of such help are, help taking notes, sign language interpreter or extended time at examination sittings. You can read more about the available forms of support on this page.