Housing for international students
The Office of International Relations is responsible for allocating accommodation to international students. You should not try to book a room on your own at the Students Welfare Organization (SiT) before you have received booking information from the Office of International Relations at NTNU.
SiT rules regulate that no more than 30 percent of the rooms in the student villages are allocated to international students. NTNU therefore has to prioritize who will get student housing.
Almost all international students who are allocated housing will be placed at Steinan or Moholt student village, which are the only student villages that are furnished.
If you have applied for an exchange period at NTNU before the deadline (1 May for the autumn semester, 1 October for the spring semester), you will automatically be considered for housing. Be aware that students from EU/EEA are not guaranteed housing.
All students who are accepted will be informed about housing before their arrival. Students arriving in the autumn semester can expect to be contacted by the International office at NTNU at the start of July, while students arriving in January can excpect an answer by the end of November/early December.
Please check your email regularly in this period to make sure that you do not miss any information. We often experience that our e-mail is redirected to the spam folder, so pleace check this folder as well.
Students who are allocated a room at the student village will receive the housing contract from the student village, SiT, before their arrival.
Do not, under any circumstance, book a room at SiT before you have received booking information from the Office of International Relations at NTNU. Such applications will be deleted.
Accepted exchange students from countries outside of the EU/EEA are guaranteed housing due to visa regulations, as long as you applied within the deadline.
Students from EU/EEA countries who have applied within the deadline will be prioritized for housing before students who have applied after the deadline. Further priority will be given to students coming from partner universities. However, please note that EU/EEA students are not guaranteed housing. About 250 exchange students from EU/EEA will not receive student housing in the autumn semester and will have to find a private room on their own. Free Movers are not prioritized for housing at the student village in the autumn semester.
In the spring semester there are usually vacant rooms and, usually, all exchange students will be offered housing at the student village.
Accepted students who start their studies during the spring/summer will get housing until the end of July. If you are going to stay at NTNU longer than July you must find housing on your own in the private market since new students arriving in August will be prioritized. Please note that it is usually easier finding a private room before July, so it is a good idea to start the search early.
Housing information for new Master's students
New international master's students (not exchange students at master level) living outside Norway are guaranteed housing and will automatically be considered for housing in a single room (unless the student specifies that he will arrange his own housing). Please note that master students living in Norway will not be considered for housing. These students have to arrange for private accommodation as soon as possible after they are accepted.
You can read more about housing at the student village at SiT.
Exchange semester abroad
If you live in the student village, and plan to go abroad for an entire exchange semester, please do the following:
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and state how long you will be gone from NTNU
- After this: cancel your housing contract with SiT. Remember that you have to give one month's notice. After your contract is cancelled, your housing deposit will be transferred back to your account.
- Please inform the Office of International Relations to book a new room for you by contacting email@example.com. If you plan on coming back to NTNU in the spring semester, contact us by sending us an e-mail in November. If you come back in the fall semester, please send us an e-mail in May.
Please note that students going for field work for a few months should not cancel their room at the student village. Only students who will be away for a whole semester may cancel their room and move back in again at another room at the student village.
Extending your housing contract
The Office of International Relations is responsible for contacting SiT about the extension of housing contracts for international students. Please do not contact SiT directly about this.
Due to the difficult housing situation for students in Trondheim, and the fact that the new students arriving in August are prioritized, we will not be able to guarantee an extension. This means that if you are delayed in your studies you might have to find private accommodation. Students who are living privately in Trondheim cannot expect to get housing at the student village since new students are prioritized.
- Delayed for medical reasons? If you are delayed because of medical reasons, please bring a letter from your doctor.
- Extend past June 30th? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 April if you need to extend past 30 June
- Extend past July 30th?If your studies will be extended past 30 July you will also have to present a confirmation letter from your academic supervisor.
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