Applying for a student home

Information about the application process.

Who can apply?
Every student at an educational institution affiliated with Sammen and who has turned 18, may apply. Other students may apply also, but will not be prioritized. You will find further information in our allocation rules.

Closing date for applications
If you require housing from 1st of August, the closing date is the 15th of April (other rules for international students). Beyond the main allocation process, housing is granted consecutively.

Allocation of student homes
Rental agreements for the autumn semester are issued from the 16th of April. The rest of the year, rental agreements are issued consecutively.

Note that due to Easter holiday the allocation of student housing will not start until the 23rd of April.

If it is in our capacity to grant you a student home, you will receive a notification by e-mail. To accept the offer, you must either sign with BankID, or SMS, within the closing date of the agreement. If you decline the offer, your application will be deleted. Note that the deposit must be paid within the same deadline. The invoice for deposit can be found on My Page.

How long can I stay in the residence?
You can stay with us for up to five years, but you must sign a New contract every year.

I do not know whether I have a place on a study programme in the autumn
You may still apply and then later decline the offer in accordance with the following rules (applies solely to rental agreements from the 1st of August):

  • If you notify us before the 25th of July, we will cancel the contract and return your deposit as soon as possible.
  • I you cancel the agreement after the 25th of July, the cancellation will be treated as a regular cancellation and you must comply with the notice clause, section 2 in the rental agreement.

Your notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to Remember to specify your bank account number for refund of the deposit.

Short term lease
Sammen Housing offers short term lease. Read more here.

Special circumstances
If you require a certain residential environment or adapted housing, it is important that Sammen Housing is notified of this within the application closing date. Please upload documentation on My Page, or send an e-mail to

Student homes for disabled
We offer specially adapted student homes for disabled students. These are located in Damsgårdsveien, at Gyldenpris, at Grønneviksøren, in Jekteviken, and at Fantoft TRE Studenthousing.

Regretfully, pets are not allowed in our student homes. Guide dogs are exempt from this rule.

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