Applying for a student home

Information about the application process.

Who can apply
Beyond the main allocation process, housing is granted consecutively. Every student at an educational institution affiliated with Saman and who has turned 18, may apply. Other students may apply, but will not be prioritized. You will find further information in our allocation rules.

Are you an exchange student with housing guarantee? 
Please notify us with an email after you registered your application.

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 with housing guarantee). 

Processing of applications
As soon as your application has been sent, Saman Housing will give a confirmation of the application being received. You can watch your status by logging in at My Page.

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.

If it is in our capacity to grant you a student home, you will find your rental agreement at My Page. You will receive a notification by e-mail. To accept the offer, you must either sign with a norwegian BankID, the mobile number you registered with us or sign on screen.

 If you decline the offer, your application will be deleted.

Students with a housing guarantee from the university staying only one semester will be placed in shared single rooms.

How long can I stay in the residence?
You can stay with us for up to five years as long as you are a student in Sogndal or Førde, 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 and return your deposit as soon as possible.
  • I you cancel the agreement after the 23rd of July, the cancellation will be treated as a regular termination and you must comply with the notice clause, section 2 in the rental agreement.

Your notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to

Special circumstances
If you require a certain residential environment or adapted housing, it is important that Saman Housing is notified of this within the application closing date. Please upload documentation together with your application. If this does not work, you may send an e-mail to

Student homes for disabled
We offer specially adapted student homes for disabled students. These are located in Hamretunet.

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

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