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Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Kalmar

Information about Kalmar

Are you looking for student accommodation in Kalmar? The best thing you can do is to start as soon as possible, because it’s a relatively small city that hosts a large number of students every year. Therefore, if you look in advance, you’ll certainly have a better chance of finding your ideal accommodation. That is, one that has a good price and all your preferred characteristics.

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Kalmar, a coastal town located in southeastern Sweden, stands out because of its impressive castle, which stands on an island off the city centre. The old town with cobblestone streets, quaint stores and cosy cafes adds charm to the experience. Moreover, the proximity to the sea and beaches provide the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and seascapes. It’s also worth noting that the cultural life in Kalmar is vibrant, with local events, festivals and an active arts scene.

Student apartments for rent in Kalmar

In this Swedish city you’ll find both studio apartments and flats with two or more rooms to share. Pay attention to what is indicated in the ad because, although normally the apartments are fully furnished, sometimes they can be unfurnished. You have to see if it’s convenient for you to rent it in this way, depending on how much it costs to furnish it and how long you’re going to stay there.

Another thing you have to take into account is if the cost of services (such as internet, water, electricity, heating, etc.) are included or not in the monthly price indicated in the ad.

Student rooms for rent in Kalmar

Renting a room in a shared apartment is one of the preferred alternatives for international students in Kalmar. This, on the one hand, allows you to live with other young people who are in the same situation as you, thanks to which you’ll be able to meet people as soon as you arrive in the city and not feel alone. Moreover, sharing accommodation makes the monthly rental cost cheaper, since the expenses are divided among all those who live there.

Student accommodation in Kalmar

In this section we tell you about some of the best neighbourhoods to consider living in the Swedish city:

Flats for rent in Centrum - Kvarnholmen

This area is the city centre of Kalmar and is the busiest part of the city. Here, you’ll find lots of stores, restaurants, cultural sites to visit and also green areas to enjoy in your free time. However, keep in mind that the cost of rent here may be a little higher than in the surrounding neighbourhoods, due to its central location.

Apartments in Gamla Staden

This is the historical quarter of the city, a picturesque area with several monuments and beautiful areas to visit. From Gamla Staden, you can easily reach the centre of Kalmar and the campus of Linnaeus University, making it a popular area for students to live.

Rooms for rent in Oxhagen

Oxhagen is a neighbourhood that’s a little further away from the city centre, but you can connect both areas in about 10 minutes by bike. It’s a quiet and more residential area than those named above. It has a shopping centre, several stores and parks in which to walk outdoors.

Erasmus accommodation near Linnaeus University

The Kalmar campus of Linnaeus University is located at the Marina, next to the city centre and close to the beautiful waterfront. It’s very close to Kalmar's central train station, so it has good connections to other parts of the city. Some neighbourhoods you might consider to live nearby are Kvarnholmen-Centrum and Gamla Staden.

Student residences in Kalmar

In this Swedish city, student residences are uncommon and, as a result, are not usually the preferred choice of students. Moreover, Linnaeus University also doesn’t have university residences for international students. Instead, these students opt for rooms in private shared apartments, giving them the opportunity to live with other young people, one of the main reasons for choosing to share accommodation.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Kalmar

Which are the best Apps if I’m going on Erasmus to Kalmar?
The Erasmus Play App is one of the most convenient to download if you want to join a community of international students that will be in Kalmar and Linnaeus University at the same time as you. With this App, you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends and even find roommates to share accommodation with.
How much does a student apartment cost in Kalmar?
The price of a one-bedroom apartment usually ranges from 500 € and up, which means that the minimum prices are usually much cheaper than in larger cities in Sweden.
How much is the Erasmus grant for studying in Kalmar?
This scholarship doesn’t have a set amount, it depends on your home university and its policies with the university you’re going to. The best thing to do is to find out this amount at the International Office of your institution as soon as you can, so you know with more certainty the monthly money you’ll have available for your stay.
How to find cheap student accommodation in Kalmar?
The first thing you have to do is to start your search as soon as possible. Moreover, we suggest you search in the Erasmus Play search engine, where you can easily filter according to your preferences and preferred characteristics, being able to find your ideal room, apartment or residence in a fast way.
Why do an Erasmus in Kalmar?
Going on Erasmus to Kalmar means immersing yourself in a unique experience that combines the academic excellence of Linnaeus University with the historical charm of the city, and the opportunity to learn more about Swedish culture. In addition, the proximity to the sea and beaches allows you to enjoy nature and outdoor activities, and the cultural scene with local events and festivals enriches the social life.

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