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FAQ Waiting list

Waiting List Spring 2019 academic term

Lund University strives to arrange accommodation for all new students but unfortunately we at LU Accommodation have a limited number of rooms and apartments and we will not be able to accommodate all new students arriving in Lund during January 2019.

We will continue the allocation process as long as rooms become vacant due to cancellations but you can no longer rely entirely on LU Accommodation in your search for housing. We strongly recommend that you search for housing through all available means.

LU Accommodation will continue to update all applicants on our waiting list with additional information regarding ways of finding accommodation.


LU Accommodation Housing Lottery

If we receive late cancellations, those rooms will be offered in the morning of Arrival Day in the IKDC Building in Lund on the 15th of January, through a lottery. Experience tells us there will be very few vacant rooms for the lottery, but any available rooms will be offered to students as follows.

Between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM draws will be handed out to newly admitted international bachelor, master or exchange students (with studies starting at Lund University January 2019) who are physically present and who have:

  1. made an application through our website:
  2. can provide photographic ID and
  3. can provide proof of admission (Letter of Acceptance or Notification of Selection Results)

Each student can only receive one draw, and only those present will receive draws. The drawn numbers are going to be random, so coming earlier than 9:00 AM will not increase your chances of getting a better number. Distribution of rooms will proceed in the order of the numbers, starting from the lowest, until the available rooms run out. Under no circumstance can anyone participate in the lottery without being physically present at the mentioned address, at the specified time.

When all the vacant rooms have been chosen and reserved, the remaining students will be put on a waiting list, following the order established through the lottery. From that moment this will be the new waiting list. If you arrive after 10:00 AM on the 15th of January, you will be able to sign up for the new waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. The online waiting list (that you are currently in) will cease to exist and will be replaced by this new waiting list, for which you can only register in person.

Alternative means of finding Accommodation:

AF Bostäder

We strongly recommend that you apply for accommodation through AF Bostäder.

AF Bostäder is the biggest student housing agency in Lund and you are welcome to apply for accommodation through their service. AF Bostäder will arrange an online housing lottery for new students accepted to Lund University. Information about the lottery can be found on their website, here.

For successful registration to the lottery, you have to apply between the 11th and 12th of December 2018.

Do not apply before the 11th December! If you apply before the 11th December you will not be registered for the lottery.


LU Accommodation: rooms from 5th of February 2019

Some rooms are available from the 5th of February, and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. If you wish to receive a room from the 5th of February, you have to send an e-mail to LU Accommodation, with the following statement:I’m interested in a room from the 5th of February 2018”

We can offer temporary accommodation up until the 5th of February, for those who successfully sign a contract for a room from the 5th of February. Please note, each applicant will receive only one room offer.


Accommodation in other cities 

There are a number of other accommodation agencies that can help you to find housing in Lund, Malmö, Helsingborg or other locations in the region. You can find links to different accommodation agencies on BoPoolen. Please note that many of the websites that they link to are in Swedish, but if you contact the agencies via telephone or e-mail, they should be able to answer your questions in English.

The distance between Lund and some nearby cities is very short with the right train or bus. Many students who are studying full time in Lund, have their accommodation outside of the city. Do not miss the opportunity of searching for housing there as well. The following towns are quite close to Lund:

  • Malmö (train: 10 min)
  • Eslöv (train: 10 min)
  • Kävlinge (train: 10 min)
  • Landskrona (train: 15-20 min)
  • Lomma (bus: 20 min)
  • Höör (train: 20-25 min)
  • Dalby (bus: 20-25 min)
  • Södra Sandby (bus: 20-25 min)
  • Staffanstorp (bus: 25 min)
  • Helsingborg (train: 30 min)

Other, smaller towns are also quite easily reachable and might be able to offer you a suitable place to stay in. More information on Bopoolen website. 


Don’t be a victim - how to avoid scammers

Unfortunately there are those who try to take advantage of a tough housing situation by defrauding housing applicants. Make sure to check out Bopoolen for information about this, as well as lists of names, addresses and e-mails of known scammers.

You can also use This website has all people living in Sweden registered to their home addresses. If the address does not match the name of a landlord, approach that situation with very much care.


“Informal” housing possibilities

Your friends and colleagues might be able to offer temporary accommodation for you, if they have successfully secured a room for themselves in South Sweden. Searching for private landlords and rooms is easier if you can visit the places personally. Don’t hesitate to contact other students for help, since this might be a great possibility of having a secure place for some time as well as expanding your social network. 


If you happen to find accommodation on your own or for any reason would decide not to come to Lund for the next semester, please notify us as soon as possible: luacc [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se ()



LU Accommodation Student


LU Accommodation - Student
Address: Tunavägen 20 Lund

Regular visiting hours:
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Telephone: +46 (0)46-2220100
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Telephone hours:
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Email: luacc [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se