Mid Sweden University: A Deep Dive into Student Housing Choices

Discover student housing at Mid Sweden University, a haven for international students. From cozy cottages to city-center living, MSU's accommodations blend comfort with convenience, ensuring a memorable Swedish educational experience.

Mid Sweden University: A Deep Dive into Student Housing Choices
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Embarking on a journey as an international student at Mid Sweden University (MSU) is not just about academic growth, but also about finding a new place to call home. This blog aims to guide you through the diverse and comfortable housing options available at MSU, tailored for international students.

Whether you seek the comfort of a student residence or the independence of off-campus living, MSU’s student housing facilities promise to make your transition smooth and your stay memorable. Join us as we explore what makes MSU a home away from home for students from around the globe.

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An Overview of Mid Sweden University

Mid Sweden University (MSU), founded in 1993, is a dynamic and innovative educational institution located in the heart of northern Europe. With its roots tracing back to 1842, the university boasts two main campuses situated in the scenic city centers of Östersund and Sundsvall. These cities are known for their beauty and provide a perfect mix of high-quality study programs and a great quality of life.

The university enrolls approximately 13,000 students, with about 60% being campus-based and the rest engaging in distance education through web-based courses and programs. MSU offers a broad spectrum of educational opportunities, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and research study levels. A significant feature of MSU is its wide range of programs taught entirely in English, catering to a diverse international student body.

The faculties at MSU include the Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, and Faculty of Educational Sciences. These faculties offer various programs ranging from humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, media, and education.

MSU is known for its small college intimacy combined with the resources and educational variety of a large university. This environment fosters close contact between students and teachers, ensuring a personalized learning experience where students don't get lost in the crowd.

Student Housing at Mid Summer University

Upon being admitted to Mid Sweden University, securing accommodation is an important step. While the university itself doesn't provide student housing, it works closely with various housing companies in Sundsvall and Östersund. These companies offer a variety of high-standard accommodation options to suit different needs and preferences.

For more detailed information about accommodation options in Östersund and Sundsvall, as well as specific queries related to housing, students can contact the International Office at Mid Sweden University via email at internationaloffice@miun.se.

Types of Student Housing

Some of the options offered to international and exchange students enrolling in Mid Sweden University include:

  • Student residence halls, including dormitory rooms and flats with single or double rooms.
  • One-bedroom apartments.
  • Rooms in shared apartments.
  • Cottage apartments.

Depending on the option chosen, accommodations may have private bathrooms and kitchens or shared facilities. While some rooms are furnished, others are not, and students might need to bring or acquire items like bed linen and kitchen utensils.

The accommodations are spread across different areas in Sundsvall and Östersund, with some close to the university campus, others near the city center, and some near natural surroundings. Most are within walking distance of the campus. Rent varies depending on the type of accommodation and location, typically ranging from approximately 2,000 to 4,000 SEK per month.

Application Process for Housing

As there is high demand for housing each semester, it's recommended that students apply for accommodation as soon as they receive their Notification of Selection Results (acceptance letters). Applications are made directly to the housing companies, not through Mid Sweden University. Keep in mind that most housing companies require a deposit to reserve accommodation.

Some housing companies offer a 10-month rental period, allowing students to save on rent for two months each year. Regarding utilities, the standard voltage in Sweden is 220 volts, so an adapter might be needed for certain electrical appliances.

Accommodation in Sundsvall

In Sundsvall, Mid Sweden University recommends Mitthem for international students, provided they are admitted to full-time studies of 30 credits per semester.

Mitthem, the municipal housing company, offers diverse accommodation options, including the popular area Nacksta, where students often share 2-4 bedroom apartments. These accommodations usually come unfurnished, but some furnished rooms are available. The campus is a 15-20 minute walk away. Students can arrange key collection directly with Mitthem and are advised to book a hostel or hotel if accommodations are not immediately available upon arrival.

For more details, please visit Mid Sweden University's Accommodation in Sundsvall page.

Accommodation in Östersund

In Östersund, Mid Sweden University students can choose from several accommodation options provided by Östersundshem and Odenslingan.

Östersundshem offers a variety of housing near the city center and campus, while Odenslingan is known for its cottage accommodations a bit further from the center.

For more detailed information, please visit Mid Sweden University's Accommodation in Östersund page.


Mid Sweden University offers a range of student housing options that cater to the diverse needs and preferences of international students. From the community-oriented atmosphere of Östersundshem to the unique charm of Odenslingan cottages, there's a place for everyone.

MSU ensures a welcoming and comfortable environment for its global student community. As you embark on your academic journey in Sweden, rest assured that you will find a second home at MSU, where your educational and living experiences blend harmoniously.

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