Housing guarantee

International Students with a housing guarantee.
International Students with a housing guarantee

The following students are guaranteed student housing, provided that you apply within the deadline:

  • Exchange students (certain conditions apply for NHH students. Please contact NHH for more information).
  • Self-financed Master degree students
  • Students in other collaboration programs with a minimum duration of one semester
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration, NHH

The guarantee is valid for international students coming to Bergen for the first time, and only for one stay.

It is important that you follow these instructions:

Apply within the given deadline

You will receive information from your place of study about what to do when applying for housing. Follow those intructions when you register and apply for a room.

Note! If you do not follow the instructions from your place of study, you will not be guaranteed a room.

You may choose among all the different housing alternatives and select three preferred options. We will try to to meet your request, but will allocate according to availability if preferred options are not available. At Fantoft TRE and Hatleberg one-semester students may be allocated a room sharing with one other student (only autumn semester), even if they did not apply for this option.

Student Housing for disabled
We can offer specially adapted student housing for the disabled students. These can be found in Damsgårdsveien, Gyldenpris and Grønneviksøren student hostels.

Autumn semester
Application period: 1st of April - 15th of May
Application deadline: 15th of May

Spring semester
Application period: 1st of October - 1st of November
Application deadline: 1st of November

Accept the offer for a room within the deadline

If you do not accept the offer within the deadline given in the agreement, the offer will be cancelled. You can easily sign the lease by using sms code. It is therfore important that you register a valid phonenumber when applying for housing.   

Pay the deposit within the same deadline as accepting the offer! You will find the invoice on My Page under "Invoices".

We recommend that you pay the deposit directly from My Page by Visa or Mastercard. By using this option you will receive an immediate confirmation that the deposit has been paid. 

You may also transfer money to our bank, but we do not recommend this option, as it will delay the deposit process and result in us receiving the deposit too late. If you wish to use this option the bank details are as follows:

Our name: Studentsamskipnaden på Vestlandet
Our address: Student Centre, Parkveien 1. 5007 Bergen, Norway

Name of bank:
DNB Bank ASA
Postboks 1600 Sentrum, 0021 Oslo
IBAN: NO7615061361720
BIC/SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX

Note! State your customer number (you can find it on top of the right hand side of the agreement).

Please note that if you do not apply for accomodation or pay the deposit within the given deadlines, your offer for a room will be cancelled.

View the different student houses

Other international students who are not in any of the categories listed above are not guaranteed a room accommodation. The deadline for applications for the autumn semester is the 15th of April. 

Cancellation of the housing offer


If you wish to cancel the offer for a room you may do so, provided that you are not going to study in Bergen after all. A written statement from your place of Study must be presented to Sammen Housing, no later than the end of June/November.  Any other reason for cancellation will be treated as an ordinary termination period.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, the housing agreement or the deposit, please read this FAQ