SSCO and SSSB

As a member of Medicinska Föreningen you have the right to be in the Stiftelsen Stockholms Studentbostäder (SSSB) housing queue and rent an apartment from them. SSSB is the largest distributor of student accommodation in Stockholm with almost 8 000 rooms all over Stockholm. SSSB is owned by Stockholms studentkårers centralorganisation (SSCO).

Extract from ssco.se – About SSCO

SSCO was founded in 1896 and is a member organisation for student unions in the Stockholm region. SSCO currently has around 40 member unions and through them represent over 90,000 students.

SSCO has three main missions:

  • To protect and develop Stockholm as Sweden’s leading place of education
    SSCO continuously work towards municipalities, county councils and Parliament to improve the situation for Stockholm’s students and develop Stockholm as a place for education. Through raising student related questions with politicians and other decision makers, as well as working to ensure existing member organisations remain active, SSCO work to ensure long-term student influence in the region. To further promote actions to improve Stockholm as a student city, SSCO has since 2002 handed out the Friend of Stockholm’s Students award to organisations, companies, groups or people who all in some way have made efforts for Stockholm’s students and student unions.
  • To offer meeting points for the students and student unions from the Stockholm region
    Through the subsidiary Studentpalatset AB, SSCO is responsible for the running of Studentpalatset by Odenplan. At Studentpalatset students from the five major universities in Stockholm (the universities who have chosen to be part of the collaboration) are offered a quiet study environment with over 300 spaces and 18 group rooms. There are also meeting rooms in Studentpalatset that SSCO’s member unions may use free of charge.
  • To provide a joint service for students in the Stockholm region
    SSCO provides a joint service for the students in the Stockholm region by way of for example student housing though SSSB and the subletting intermediary agency Akademisk kvart. Akademisk kvart is open for all students in the Stockholm region to use, but to live and queue with SSSB you need to be a member of an SSCO-affiliated student union.

Read more about SSCO at ssco.se.

Extract from sssb.se – About SSSB

“Stockholms studentbostäder (SSSB) is a foundation created in 1958 by the Federation of Student Unions in Stockholm (SSCO). Based on our task, to supply homes to students who are members of an SSCO-affiliated student union, we offer Stockholm’s students comfortable and good-value student housing.

We are the biggest student housing provider in Stockholm with nearly 8 000 rooms and apartments all over Stockholm. We have a dynamic, young target group comprising both Swedish and international students of higher education.”

Sign up for the SSSB housing queue

To be in the SSSB housing queue and collect credit days you have to be between 17/18 and 50 years old and be a member of a Stockholm student union (such as Medicinska Föreningen).

Think about the following:

  • If you have a Swedish civic registration number, you need to make sure it is registered at both SSSB and Medicinska Föreningen
  • If you do not have a Swedish civic registration number, you need to have the same email address registered at SSSB and Medicinska Föreningen

We export information about our members daily to SSSB.

90 days after you have signd up for the housing queue, SSSB will check if you are a student union member. If you are not a student union member when they check it, you will lose your days. In order to save your days you can park them for up to 36 months.

Read more about SSSB on sssb.se