Short about MF
Medicinska Föreningen works daily to make sure that your education keeps the highest possible standard and that we represent the students in several decision making bodies within KI. As a member of MF, you can turn to us with questions about your study situation, the student life or problems with your education.
Karolinska Institutet has two campuses – one in Solna and one in Huddinge. Regardless of whether you study at Solna or Huddinge campus, you are welcome to Medicinska Föreningen’s union house in Solna or our premises in Huddinge. Most of MF’s activities are arranged in Solna since this is where we have our student union house “kårhuset”. This is also where we keep all our proms, parties and popular Friday Pubs.
MF owns the bookstores at Solna and Huddinge campus – Medicinska Bokhandeln in Solna and Harrys Böcker in Huddinge. This means that the prices here are reduced to fit a student budget and that your teachers can tell the bookstores what books to order in before a specific course.
Getting involved in the student union is the best way to meet new friends and to make sure that your time at KI isn’t only about studying! Whatever you like, there is something for you here, and if we don’t have it – contact us and we’ll help you start it up!
Find accommodation in Stockholm
It can be tough to find housing in the Stockholm Area, and unfortunately there’s a shortage of student housing and it can take some while to find accommodation. The best advice to anyone who wants to study in Stockholm is to seek out the city’s housing queues, student-specific and others, and get in line as early as possible. A membership in Medicinska Föreningen gives you the opportunity to stand in a student-specific housing queue at SSSB.
Below we have collected information and links to different forms of housing for new students in Stockholm.
Karolinska Institutet Housing
KI Housing offers accommodation for foreign students/researchers at Karolinska Institutet. You should sign up for the queue as soon as possible (e.g., even 12 months before your starting date) and no later than 3 months after you arrived to Sweden. There is no guarantee that they will find something for you, so it should not be your only option! If you do not receive accommodation through KI Housing, you will have to find housing on your own.
Stiftelsen Stockholms Studentbostäder (SSSB)
The largest distributor of student accomodation in Stockholm is SSSB (Stiftelsen Stockholms Studentbostäder). In order to be in the housing queue and to get an apartment from SSSB you have to be a member of a student association in Stockholm, like Medicinska Föreningen. Since the student housing situation in Stockholm is really bad the queues at SSSB are quite long. There are about 80 000 students here, but only about 12 000 student apartments (SSCO, 2012).
Make sure that you always have the same email address and Swedish civic number registered to Medicinska Föreningen and SSSB, otherwise you may lose credit days. If you don’t have a Swedish civic number it is extra important that SSSB and MF has the same email address registered for you.
As a complement to SSSB, SSCO has started up a subleasing agency called Akademisk Kvart. Here you can rent a room or an apartment in second hand and it’s easier to find somewhere to live faster. Although, since it’s subleasing, it might not be as secure as a first hand contract, so make sure to get a signed deal with your landlord.
Stockholm Housing Agency (Bostadsförmedlingen i Stockholm)
Stockholm Housing Agency helps those searching for housing in the Stockholm region. Here you can search among different types of housing based on your needs. There are special apartments for youths and students. Everyone who has turned 18 years of age is welcome to register as a housing applicant. The cost is SEK 200 per year and you need a Swedish personal identity number or a co-ordination number. Your location or the fact that you already have housing does not matter.
At ByggVesta’s Campus Flemingsberg there are 433 newly built student apartments for both students and researchers. The apartments are between 20 and 80 square meters, and are suitable for single students or students who want to live with their family or a friend.
Huge has around 700 student apartments in the Huddinge area, so for students at Huddinge Campus this might be an alternative.
Proventum administers around 350 student apartments in Haninge.
Studenthemmet Tempus has 251 student apartments right next to the metro station Åkeshov and offers apartments in a sober environment to university students.
Kista Studentbostäder has 406 apartments directly adjacent to Kista Galleria. To live in Kista Studentbostäder you must be a student at a university in Stockholm. To be in the queue you do not have to be a student. You can be in the queue from the year you turn 18.
Ledigalagenheter.com leases apartments from private landlords i.e. apartments that you won’t find in the housing queue of Stockholm City.
Medicinska Föreningen i Stockholm is the largest student union at Karolinska Institutet. MF monitors all educations at KI and makes sure that they keep a high standard and that all students are well taken care of.
08 – 524 830 79
Medicinska Föreningen Union House
Nobels väg 10
171 65 Solna
Service desk opening hours:
Monday 12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 14:00
Friday 09:00 – 14:00
Zanderska Huset, lobby area
Alfred Nobels Allé 23
141 89 Huddinge
Service desk opening hours:
Thursday 09:00 – 14:00