The tenant will be liable to cover costs for damages in the accommodation caused by neglect or on purpose. It is important to have an adequate home insurance as damages and repairs can amount to considerable costs.
All formal exchange students and fee-paying master students studying at a Uppsala University are covered by an insurance through the Swedish Judicial Board (Kammarkollegiet) called StudentIN. Check with your coordinator at Uppsala University or Kammarkollegiet if you are included in this insurance and what it covers.
If you are not covered by StudentIN you are required to take out a home insurance by yourself.
It is advisable to check your insurances before travelling to Sweden and make sure that you are protected by a householder’s comprehensive insurance, wheather it is through Kammarkollegiet or through an Insurance Company in your home country.
If you do not have any other Insurance, the Student Union (Övre Slottsgatan 7) may assist you in arranging an insurance for a reasonable price.