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Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Uppsala
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Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Uppsala

type.private_room 34 720/month 11 1293/month
type.short.houses 22 1313/month

It is known that the cost of living in Sweden is quite high, especially compared to other European countries such as France or Spain. However, numerous students choose Uppsala University for their exchange for various reasons. On one hand, for the possibility of delving into the Nordic culture and getting to know its traditions more closely. On the other hand, to be able to enjoy the high quality of teaching and the Swedish educational system, recognized worldwide.

We tell you that one of the ways you have to make your exchange a little more affordable is to live in a room in a shared apartment since living with flatmates means that the rent costs are divided among all of you.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Uppsala

These are some pros and cons of living in a shared apartment in this Swedish city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Uppsala

  • You will have a more affordable budget and you will be able to spend more part of it on activities and travel. Remember that Stockholm is about 40 minutes away!
  • Uppsala University's faculties are located in four different areas of the city, but you can find a spare room in a convenient location. Remember that some preferred neighbourhoods by young people every year are Centrum, Luthagen and Fålhagen.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Uppsala

  • Competition for renting student accommodation is very high, as approximately 50% of the population in Uppsala are students.
  • Winter in this city is usually very cold, with minimum temperatures below zero. You must reach an agreement on the use of heating with your flatmates so that everyone is comfortable at home.

Erasmus App for your exchange in Uppsala

There are different apps you can use before, during and after your Erasmus+ in Uppsala. These applications provide facilities to students, such as instructions to carry out procedures, advice and information about the city. One of the tips that you can find is that you remember to bring good warm clothes for winter and that winter does not throw you back because you will quickly get used to it enjoying everything that the city has to offer despite the snow.

How to meet people in Uppsala?

In this section, we will tell you about some ways you can meet people in the Swedish city, both before arriving and upon arrival in Uppsala:

Student associations in Uppsala

At Uppsala University you will find what they call “Nations”, in the style of fraternities. You can choose among 13 different “Nations” from dances, clubs, theatre groups, etc.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Uppsala

One of the Facebook groups you should join is “International Students of Uppsala University”. It belongs to the International Committee of the University and in it, you will find the calendar with all the activities they organize and of which you can be a part. There are also groups divided according to the academic calendar, such as “Erasmus Uppsala 2022/2023”.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Uppsala

Most Facebook groups create groups on Whatsapp, where updates come faster. This also occurs between students and Nations. In them, you get to introduce yourself and be in contact with students who want to carry out different plans in their free time.

Tips for sharing a student flat in Uppsala

Keep the following recommendations in mind related to living in a shared apartment in this Swedish city:

  • If you are in Uppsala on April 30, you cannot miss “Valborg”. This is the celebration of the arrival of spring in Sweden, in which students take the opportunity to celebrate with concerts, events and festivities on the Fyris river.
  • Take advantage of your stay to explore Sweden to visit it. Stockholm is less than an hour away and there are many natural sites you can visit in and around Uppsala.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Uppsala

How much does a shared flat cost in Uppsala?

The price of spare rooms in shared apartments in this city is usually between €460 and €1,000 per month, so you have to compare carefully to choose the ideal one for you.

How to find roommates in Uppsala?

We suggest that you look in online communities such as Erasmus Play, in which you can filter among your preferred accommodation characteristics, easily picking the one that holds all your interesting amenities.

Why share a student flat in Uppsala?

Because the cost of living in Sweden is very high, sharing a flat is usually the best form of accommodation for a student's budget. In this way, you will be able to take advantage of the savings in rent to enjoy different activities and plans.

What should I know when entering to share a flat in Uppsala?

You have to find out the habits and lifestyles of your flatmates to find out if you are compatible. You should also ask what the rules of the apartment are in terms of cleaning, schedules, noise, visits, etc.

How to choose ideal roommates in Uppsala?

We think that ideally one of your flatmates should be Swedish, so you can get a closer look at the local way of life. However, we also recommend that everyone have different nationalities, so they can enrich their experience in a multicultural environment.