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Don't panic! How to find student housing in Sweden

Finding student accommodation can be tricky. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Published: 19.Feb.2018 17:40 hrs

Help, I'm starting university in Sweden but I don't have a place to live! Read these top tips.

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Student accommodation can be difficult to find in any country, and in Sweden your options can vary considerably between cities. There are always going to be housing shortages, landlords who want to take advantage of your lack of knowledge of the market, and last minute mess-ups. 

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