Ryd

​​​Ryd is home to around 8000 people, almost 3000 of whom are students – welcome to our largest student housing area! With its own centre offering practically all the services you might need, Ryd almost feels like a town in its own right, particular since the area has its own student pub, Herrgårn, offering food, drink, dancing and live music. For exercise and fresh air, you have the nearby woodland of Rydsskogen, and there is an excellent golf course next to the university.

Ryd has a wide selection of corridor rooms and small apartments, furnished or unfurnished, as well as a number of larger unfurnished apartments with up to five rooms plus kitchen and bathroom. Good laundry rooms and recycling facilities go without saying, and as a Ryd resident you also have access to a number of excellent study rooms, as well as a sauna, beach volleyball court, tennis courts and barbecue spots. The Campus is just a couple of minutes away by bike. If you're studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences, or you want to head into the centre of Linköping, the journey is a bit longer, but still comfortably cyclable. ​

Key facts

Distance from Campus Valla

approx. 1.3 km

Distance from Faculty of Health Sciences

approx. 4 km

Distance from bus/train station

approx. 4 km

Nearest food store             

approx. 100 m

Built in

1967–1973, 1999, 2002

Last refurbished

2001–2013 (450 bathrooms)

​Rent

​2 885–12 369SEK / Month

1691 corridor room, 20 sq.m
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730 studio apartment/one bedroom, 20 – 41 sq.m
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149 two bedroom, 40 – 55 sq.m
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125 three bedrom, 59,3 – 76,7 sq. m
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1 four bedroom, 89 sq.m
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8 five bedroom, 116 sq. m
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“The only thing we knew about was the local accent”

Linköping was just about unknown territory for Oskar (beyond knowing the city had Sweden's nicest accent), but now he feels completely at home on his corridor in Ryd.

Name: Oskar Sjöstrand
From: Lund
Lives in: In a corridor room in Ryd

After a number of months in Ryd, Oskar Sjöstrand thinks that, although the buildings and the architecture may not be the most exciting in the world, it's a really cool place to live as a student. 

You had to wait a bit to get your accommodation, didn't you?
"Yes, I hadn't planned things very well and didn't have many queue points. Just before university was about to start, I kept a really close eye on Housing direct on Studentbostäder's website, even setting my alarm clock to get first refusal on any new postings. After a couple weeks a room came up and I managed to get it. It actually worked out quite well." 

Had you been to Linköping and Ryd before?
"No, my girlfriend, who was also starting here, and I knew nothing about the city, just that people talked like Tage Danielsson, with Sweden's nicest accent, hahaha! And when I asked around about Ryd, the responses varied." 

So how did it turn out?
"I love it here, Ryd is a really vibrant student area. It may not be the world's most exciting place in terms of architecture and the buildings, but I think my room and my corridor are both really good."

Would you have chosen a corridor room if you'd had other options?
"Now I know what it's like, I definitely would, but maybe not before. I was quite nervous when I moved in, and I didn't really know what it would be like sharing a kitchen and so on with other people. But I'm really glad I went for this option. You meet so many people, it's brilliant! And the kitchen thing works fine, we keep everything clean and tidy!"

Are you going to carry on living here?
"My girlfriend and I have just started looking for somewhere to live together, but it might take some time. And I really have no problem with living here a while longer. It's really cool!" ​

Read the whole interview with Oskar here.
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