Rents in Sweden are paid on a monthly basis and in advance. For example: The September rent must be paid at the latest on the 31st of August. Rent invoices will be sent to your stated e-mail address.
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.
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:
- Each month you will receive an e-mail from Uppsala University Housing Office with your rental specification and a web link.
- The link transfers you to a secure website, where you will make your payment by VISA or Mastercard.
- The money will be withdrawn from your account and transferred to our account.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.
Exception: Tenants at V-Dala accommodations will receive their rental invoices by regular post each month.
Alternative payment methods
Cash or other Credit cards
If you wish to pay your rental invoices cash or with a credit card, you can do this in some stores in town (see examples below). For this service they charge a small fee. Bring your rental specification and our payment details (below) when consulting their services. We do not use OCR numbers but instead you should use the invoice number to identify the payment.
Examples of stores where you can pay your rent with cash or credit card:
Forex Bank (does not accept AMEX or credit cards without a pin code.) at Kungsgatan 59
Change Group at Dragarbrunnsgatan 33
If you cannot pay your invoice via the payment link or bank transfer – we accept card payments in our reception at Kungsgatan 27.
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.
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.
Always add your invoice number when making a payment for us to be able to register it on the correct invoice.
Receiver of payment:
Uppsala University Housing Office
Övre Slottsgatan 5
SE-75310 UPPSALA, Sweden
Tel. 018-155190 Fax. 018-102917
Bank Address: SE-106 70 Stockholm, Sweden
IBAN:SE20 6000 0000 0000 4972 3448
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.
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.