International Researchers at UiB


Finding suitable accommodation in Bergen can be a bit difficult, especially in the period July to October when a lot of students are also looking for a place to rent.


UiB accommodation

Guesthouses for newly appointed staff from abroad and guest researchers

The International Centre manages the rental of 45 bedsits/flats for guest researchers and newly appointed international staff at UiB. 

More information:

Bergen Hostel Montana

Bergen family and youth hostel, Montana, offers special low-season prices for people connected to UiB (new employees, guests, students). The hostel has single, double and family rooms, in addition to a dormitory.  there is a self-catering kitchen, but also the possibility for breakfast buffet and packed lunch.   More information: See attachment for UiB prices. Information about the hostel: www.montana.no

Student housing - short time rent for employees and guests

Depending on the availability (mainly in the spring semester), visiting researchers to the University of Bergen may also rent a room short time at the student hostel at Fantoft. There are special prices for non-students, and special fixed rates for short-time renting. 

For more information about student housing in Bergen:  https://www.sammen.no/en/bergen/housing/short-term-lease

NOTE: Visiting researchers who are interested in renting a room at a student hostel can contact the host department at the University of Bergen for assistance.

Other accomodation 

Hotels, BB etc.:     Information from the official tourist office

If you are in Bergen outside the tourist season, you may ask for a better rate when staying at the same place over a longer period.

The university can also use the services of some private companies:

Master Apartment Hotels:

Located at Melkeplassen - 3-4 km from the city centre.

The apartments are of good standard and are well equipped with self catering facilities, i.e. utensils, washing machine, tv. The hotel has good parking facilities which is also included in the price.

Contact information: www.masterapartmenthotel.com/

Strømgaten 54:

Located in the city centre, at Nygårdshøyden, close to many of the university departments and faculties.

Rooms with private bathroom, shared kitchen facilities.Minimum rental periode is 3 months, possible for shorter rent, but this will increase the price.

Rent is 7500 kroner per month, incl.: electricity, wifi, many tv-channels in the common area, Norwegian tv-channels in the rooms, janitor service and weekly cleaning of common areas.

Contact information: http://www.bgeiendom.no/   post@bgeiendom.no  or phone: 46924050

Internal Marked: Advertising housing need/offers within the university 

On the UiB web there is an area called "the internal market" where employees can place adverts for "housing for rent" or "Housing wanted". 

To publish an advertisement, log in: www.uib.no/user and choose "UiB internal market notice". The contents can be seen by everyone. 

If you do not have an IT account at UiB, you will need ask someone at UiB to make the advertissement for you. If you need assistance to publish an advertisement or have questions/issues regarding this, please contact us at: euraxess@uib.no

Ordinary rentals

The following links may be useful for renting an apartment. You may ask for assistance in order to take full advantage of the following websites.

http://www.finn.no/ (select “Bergen”)


Buying a home

Many Norwegians prefer owning a house rather than renting. Buying may even be cheaper than renting if you are staying in Norway for a long period.

Here you can find general information about owning a home in Norway.

Real estate agents usually handle the process of selling property. The agents advertise houses and apartments on websites and in newspapers. If you are considering buying property, there are a number of real estate agents operating in Bergen. The most comprehensive list of houses for sale, is probably at www.finn.no

Information about starting loan from Bergen municipality.

Information about housing loan through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Moving goods - support

For practical information about moving, take a look at the information on the national euraxess portal.

MOVING ALLOWANCE at the University of Bergen:

When recruiting permanant staff to UiB, and in a very few special cases for temporarily staff, the university will grant you financial support to cover the costs. If you are entitled to this support, you must familiarize yourself with the rules before you start to pack and contact any moving company. Talk to your HR contact person about this, or contact the HR-division directly.

The HR-Division is administrating the central relocation allowance.
Contact information: The Division of Human Resources

Customes - household goods

Many people wants to bring a few things with them when they move to Norway - here is information from customs concerning household goods.