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Living in Gothenburg

In this section you will find information about the civil registration and how to obtain a personnummer (10-digit personal identification number), an ID-card, bank account and information about income taxes. Here is also information about health and medical care, local transportation and leisuretime activities. Please see the menue for the different sections.

Printable guide
We have gathered the information in a useful Pdf guide:Guide for visiting researchers, international faculty and staff








Gothenburg is a very attractive place to live, which means that there is a large demand for apartments and furnished rooms, especially at the beginning of each term. Therefore, we recommend that you begin to look for accommodation as soon as possible. Guest Housing Services offer temporary accommodation at central addresses for internationally recruited faculty and staff. Please note that all reservations have to be made by the host department. See Guest Housing

Other housing options and how to look for housing in Gothenburg.


Welcome Services arrange activities and events throughout the year for visiting researchers, international faculty and staff. More information and how to register for the events, see the Calendar



Move to Gothenburg/West Sweden is your official guide to moving to, living and working in the Gothenburg region and West Sweden.

For families

We have compiled some useful information for families here.

We also welcome family members to the International Café on the first Monday of the month. See the Calendar.

Contact Information

Welcome Services

University of Gothenburg
PO Box 100, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20 A

+46 (0)31 786 2116
+46 (0)31 786 2135


Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 10/27/2017

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