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.

NB! You will not receive a confirmation that the application has been received.

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

Application processes
You can make changes to your application until you are eventually granted student housing. You keep your place even if you make changes.

Allocation of student homes
Rental agreements for the autumn semester are issued from the 18th of May. Be aware that it might take up to 1-2 weeks before you get an answer. The rest of the year, rental agreements are issued consecutively.

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. 

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 23rd of July, we will cancel the contract. Send an e-mail to This does not apply to students with a housing guarantee. 
  • I you cancel the agreement after the 23rd 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

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 5th of May. 

NB! Sensitive information such as medical documents and testimonials cannot be sent as an e-mail due to GDPR, it must be sent by post to Sammen Housing or delivered in a closed envelope to Fantoft Service Center.

Sammen Housing mail address
Sammen Informasjon

Parkveien 1 
5007 Bergen

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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