Housing for international students
The Office of International Relations is responsible for allocating accommodation to international students. You should not, under any circumstances, contact The Students Welfare Organization (SiT) about housing before you have received information from the Office of International Relations.
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. You can read more about the different student villages here.
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. All students who are accepted will be informed about housing before their arrival. Students arriving in the fall semester can expect to be contacted by the International office at NTNU at the end of June/beginning of July while students arriving in January can excpect an answer in the end of November. Please check your email regularly in this period to make sure you do not miss any information! Sometimes we experince that the email we send you does not reach the student, but is located in the student's spam folder. If you have not received an email please check if your email can be located in your spam folder.
Students who are allocated a room at the student village will receive the housing contract from the student village, SiT, before their arrival.
Unfortunately, NTNU cannot guarantee housing for all incoming exchange students. However the chances are good for students arriving in the spring semester. Students arriving in the fall semester should check if they can find housing in the private market.
Accepted exchange students from countries outside of the EU/EEA are guaranteed housing due to visa regulations.
Students from EU/EEA countries who have applied within the deadline will be prioritized for housing before students who might have applied after the deadline. Further priority will be given to students coming from partner universities and students with certain geographical profiles. However, please note that EU/EEA students are not guaranteed housing. About 1/3 of exchange students from EU/EEA countries will not receive a housing offer.
If you applied after the deadline you will only be considered after those who applied before the deadline have been allocated rooms. Please be aware that chances of getting a room are slim if you applied after the deadline.
Accepted students who come for an internship or project during the 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 are prioritized.
If you are not allocated housing you will have to find private housing on your own.
New international master's students living outside of 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). Be aware that students who already lives in Norway (for example exchange, applicants who lives with their partner in Norway etc.) when they get accepted will not be considered for housing. These students have to arrange for private accommodation.
Students who have moved out of SiT's student village cannot expect to be allocated housing there again, new students living abroad will be prioritized and chances of getting a room are slim.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. If you are delayed because of medical reasons, please bring a letter from your doctor.
Contact email@example.com before April 1st if you need to extend past June 30th. If your studies will be extended past July 30th you will also have to present a confirmation letter from your academic supervisor. Give the confirmation to the programme coordinator (Oddrun Maaø firstname.lastname@example.org for self-financed students and Arild Ohren email@example.com for Quota students)
If the housing extension is approved you are unfortunately not guaranteed to keep the same room/apartment as before.
The Office of International Relations cannot allocate housing for PhD's, unless you are here under the Quota programme or an HEC-student financed by SiU.
The reason for this is that SiT is not allowed to house non-students, and PhD's are considered employees by NTNU. It is the International Research Support team that is responsible for assisting you with housing. Also see the Housing Help webpage for NTNU employees.