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.

Here you can find a step by step guide on how to apply for housing

Are you an exchange student staying for only one semester with housing guarantee from HVL? 
Click here for more information on how to apply as a one semester exchange student w/housing guarantee.

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 with housing guarantee). 

Processing of applications
As soon as you save your application it is registered with Saman Housing. You will not recieve an e-mail with confirmation. As long as your registered preferences are visible on your page, the application is registered with us.

Allocation of student homes
Rental agreements for the autumn semester are issued from the 16th of May. 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 from with a link for checking and signing the tenancy agreement. To accept the offer, you must either sign with a norwegian BankID, the mobile number you registered with us or sign on screen within the deadline.

When you get an offer, your application is no longer valid. Therefore, if your decline the offer, you have to regiter a new application.

Students with a housing guarantee from the university staying only one semester will normally 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 tenancy agreement 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 date that applies to you (see dates below), we will cancel the contract and return your deposit as soon as possible.
  • I you cancel the agreement after the date that applies to you, the cancellation will be treated as a regular termination and you must comply with the notice clause, section 2 in the rental agreement.

Cancellation dates 2023:
This is on the condition that you are not accepted into/will not attend your study programme and will have to be documented

  • For International exchange and master students : 
    19th of June
  • For other students that are attending an ordinary study program and who do not have a housing guarantee, the cancellation notification deadline is 24th of July, . 

Your notification of cancellation must be sent in writing via cases on

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, please send an e-mail to

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

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

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