Rents in Sweden are paid on a monthly basis and in advance. For example: The September rent must be paid at the end of August (check always the “Last payment day” on your invoice). Rent invoices will be sent to your stated e-mail address.

Students: We always charge full calendar months (from the first to the last in a month = calendar month), except for the half months during the arrival months; August and January, and departure months; January and June.

Researchers: We always charge full calendar months (from the first to the last in a month = calendar month).

You are liable to pay rent for the rental period stated in your Leasing Agreement regardless of when you arrive or depart.

How to Pay

The payment procedure works like this:

  1. Each month you will receive an e-mail from Uppsala University Housing Office with your rental specification and a web link.
  2. The link transfers you to a secure website, where you will make your payment by VISA or Mastercard.
  3. The money will be withdrawn from your account and transferred to our account.

NOTE: We only accept VISA and MasterCard payments, so please make sure that you have a VISA or MasterCard before you arrive in Uppsala.

Declined payments

If you are experiencing problems with your payment, or your payment gets declined, it may be due to one of the following reasons:

  • The web browser you are using is not approved.
  • The card you are using is not a VISA or Mastercard – Try another card or visit our reception during our opening hours.
  • There are insufficient funds in the account.
  • The card you are using has expired.
  • The card is blocked for purchases online or abroad.
  • The payment amount exceeds the approved limit for purchases.

If you are experiencing any of the latest difficulties above, please contact you bank.

Alternative payment methods

Credit cards

If you cannot pay your invoice via the payment link or bank transfer – we accept card payments in our reception at Kungsgatan 27.


Cash payments in Sweden are disappearing. We advise you to plan your stay ahead and bring a debit/credit card with you.
For some time now, we have been completely cashless and have no possibility of accepting cash payments for your invoices.

Internet payment
We recommend that you contact a bank to apply for a Swedish internet bank account, which makes it easy for you to pay the rental invoice that you will receive by e-mail. In order to open a bank account some banks may require you to have a civil registration number (personnummer). Bring your passport and your letter of admission to Uppsala University to the bank when applying.

International Transfer
If you prefer to use your bank account from home you can make an international transfer. Conditions for transferring money from foreign banks vary, so you should inquire about this at your bank to avoid unnecessary extra costs.

Payment details
Always add your invoice number when making a payment for us to be able to register it on the correct invoice.

Bankgiro: 5760-4357

Receiver of payment:
Akademihotellet AB
Uppsala University Housing Office
Övre Slottsgatan 5
SE-75310 UPPSALA, Sweden
Tel. 018-155190 Fax. 018-102917
Momsregnr: SE556691621801
Bank: Handelsbanken
Bank Address: SE-106 70 Stockholm, Sweden
IBAN:SE20 6000 0000 0000 4972 3448

Unpaid Rents

You will receive invoice reminders when you have unpaid rents, and extra fees will be added.

All debts and unpaid rents will be reported to your department and coordinator. Your home University will also be contacted by Uppsala University. If the debt remains – legal measures will be taken.

Cancelled Contracts

If you have cancelled your contract, rent must be paid during the notice period.

What does the invoice say?

If your invoice is in Swedish, here is a short glossary to help you:

  • Förfallodatum – due date for paying your rent
  • Hyra bostad – the rental amount for your room
  • Objektnr – object number, ID number for your room
  • Meddelande – message
  • Hyresavi – rental invoice
  • Datum – date
  • Fakturanummer – invoice number
  • OCR – your personal payment ID. Make sure this number goes together with your payment.

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