International students may apply for student accommodation to the Student Welfare Organisation (SiB)
How Do I Apply
Who may apply
Everyone registered as a student at the University of Bergen may apply for student accommodation to SiB. You must check on SiB’s website if you meet the requirements to apply with a housing guarantee.
How do I apply
You must apply directly to SiB and within the given deadlines:
International students with a housing guarantee must apply for student accommodation with a reservation code. The code will be given to you by the International Admission Team.
Please note the following about the reservation code:
- If you do not use the reservation code when applying, you will not be guaranteed a room.
- When you apply with the reservation code, a one year contract (from 1 August / 1 January) is automatically generated. You can terminate your contract 2 months before departure.
- You cannot register your own arrival and departure dates when you use the reservation code.
Apply for student accommodation
Student accommodation will be arranged for students admitted to the Quota Scheme by the University of Bergen. More information regarding the accommodation process will be given to admitted students with the Letter of Acceptance.
If you leave for field work
Please note that you cannot terminate your contract between two semesters. If you do so, you will not be guaranteed a new contract on your return. If you leave for field work, you must be away for at least three months in order to qualify for a new contract. Field work must be documented.
Pick up your keys
SiB's Housing Reception for all student hostels is at the Student Centre situated in the city centre (see campus map index no. 14). If you have been assigned a room at one of the student hostels, you must check in at the Housing Reception to pick up your room key after arrival.
It is important to plan your arrival according to the Housing Reception's opening hours. Note that there are extended opening hours during semester start (August/ January).
If you arrive outside the Housing Reception's opening hours, you will have to arrange for private accommodation in a hotel or hostel for the first night(s).