When you sign your Leasing Agreement with us at Uppsala University Housing Office – you sign a legally binding contract. Uppsala University Housing Office is your landlord. The rooms and apartments are rented out for a full semester or full academic year and students are expected to pay rent for the whole contracted period.

We strongly advice you to read your Leasing Agreement carefully. If you have any questions regarding the leasing agreement, don’t hesitate to contact us by sending an e-mail to info@housingoffice.se

Duration of Contract

The duration of the contract is usually from mid August/January to mid January/June depending on the lenght of your stay. The maximum time for housing is two (2) semesters for exchange students and four (4) semesters for fee-paying master students.

Notice of Cancellation

You are liable to pay rent for the whole period stated in your leasing agreement regardless of your actual arrival or departure date. If you wish to terminate your contract earlier than the original end date, you have to contact the Housing Office at least three (3) full calendar months in advance. To terminate your contract, you need to send an e-mail to or visit Uppsala University Housing Office, regardless of who your house owner is.

For example: If you wish to cancel the period June 1st – 15th you need to inform us on February 28 at the very latest. If you have not terminated your contract by February 28 you will be liable to pay rent until June 15th

If you contact us for example the 16th or 17th in a month, the three months’ notice period is counted for the following three calendar months. A calendar month is from the first to the last day of the month, hence your contract will always end on the last day of the month. The only exception to this rule is in June and January when the University semesters end.

Note that if you choose to terminate your agreement you do not have the right to extend it again to the original date if you change your mind.

Cancellation of booking

As soon as a housing offer has been accepted the apartment is booked for the tenant. If a tenant wishes to cancel a booked apartment this has to be made at least 1 month before the contract starts otherwise 1 monthly rent is charged. Please note also that when the contracted has started the full notice period of the contract, described under “Notice of cancellation”, is needed.


If you are a formal exchange student and your exchange has been officially extended for another semester, we will receive this information from your coordinator at Uppsala University and your leasing agreement will be extended.

If you do not belong to the category above and wish to extend your leasing agreement, send the request by E-mail to info@housingoffice.se specifying which date you want to extend to. This extension is only possible if your room is vacant during the requested period and is not guaranteed. It is usually possible to extend a leasing agreement over the summer, until july 31st at the latest, for agreements signed for the spring semester.

We have a twelve months’ rent which means that if you extend your stay over the summer months, you will pay the same monthly rent as during the semesters.

Other Terms

General repairs and maintenance may need to be carried out during the time you are staying in your room. You should be informed in English of any such work in advance by your landlord.

You are expected to take good care of both your room and any equipment or furnishings that come with your room and any common areas. For more information see your leasing agreement and under the section Regulations.


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