New Students: Welcome to SSE and SASSE!
First of all, a big congratulations to all of you who got accepted to SSE this year. It will be an amazing year, and we are so much looking forward to start the introduction activities.
Here is some useful information about the Student Association and Stockholm that you might find handy. If you have any other questions about the Student Association please contact our beautiful secretary Rosita at info [at] sasse [dot] se.
See you soon!
President of the Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics 2012/2013
The Student Association fee
Student Association fee is 200 SEK per year. By paying it you get access to everything the SA does, for example company presentations, job fairs, parties, various social activities and similar events. You may also register to receive Dagens Nyheter (one of the biggest daily newspapers in Sweden) free of charge for as long as you are a member.
You will receive information about how to pay in the beginning of the semester. Note that you CAN NOT pay your fee before the first day of school.
Housing in Stockholm
It is not easy to obtain housing in the Stockholm area, especially in the inner city. Your best bet is generally to register in different housing queues as quickly as possible. Most people find housing, however, before or immediately adjacent to enrollment. These are often dorm rooms, student apartments or regular rental apartments. Some people buy their own apartment but the most common is to rent.
The SASSE Web Portal! After logging in, press forum and then "accomodation". At that forum you will find people searching for SSE students, and SSE students only, to rent their rooms/appartments.
sökstudentbostad.se is a site that collects links to many different companies who have student apartments for rent. There is also information on how to hire and what rules apply. The same information can of course also be found on SSSBs website. The site is in Swedish.
Blocket.se can be a gold mine if you have a little luck. Both apartments for purchase and rental apartments can be found here. This site is also in Swedish.
Housinganywhere.com is a site in English, mostly aimed towards exchange students and shorter rental periods (approx. 6 months) but anyone can add their apartment to the site.
Travel in Stockholm
The easiest way to get around central Stockholm is to take the subway or bus. On Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL.se) website you will find prices and a travel planner. SL is available in english.