Student Accommodation

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

Other international students


Housing guarantee

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.
  • You cannot register your own arrival and departure dates when you use the reservation code.

Quota Students

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.


Opening hours

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).

Private Housing

If you intend to find accommodation in the private market, there are several websites that may be useful, like and among others. However, you should be aware that most of these will be in Norwegian.