Searching for private housing
Students who are not allocated housing at SiT will have to find private accommodation on their own. The Office of International Relations has information about all students who have not been allocated housing and it is not necessary to contact us about this.
Finding a place to live in Trondheim can be a challenge, especially for students who want to live close to NTNU and/or the center of Trondheim. Rooms close to NTNU are popular and more expensive than rooms located in the suburbs (for example suburbs like Ranheim, Vikåsen, Kolstad, Tiller and Heimdal) and we therefore advise students to look for private accommodation in the suburbs. Rooms close to NTNU / the centre of Trondheim cost from approximately NOK 4500,- per month. Electricity is usually not included in the monthly rent. This means that if you find something around this price you should accept it.
Experience has shown that it is easier to find housing in the spring, both in the student villages and on the private market. It might therefore be an idea to consider coming to NTNU in the spring rather than the fall semster, if possible.
For information about vacant rooms/apartments please visit these websites:
- What should I do if I find a room/flat I like?
The most important thing is to call or send a text message to the owner of the appartement. They receive a lot of emails, so your chances are much better if you call.
- What can I do to increase my chances of getting an apartment?
Consider writing your own advertisment at the housing websites listed above, or at least at hybel.no where it is free.
- What should I expect to pay?
Close to the campus you should be happy if you find something around 4500 NOK, We know this is expensive, but that it is the reality. A little further away (15 minutes by bus) you should be able to find something around 3500NOK.
- Is it better to be one person or a group?
It is almost always best to be a group. It is easier for the houseowner to keep in touch with one of you and it is less work for him/her.
- What can the Office of International Relations do to help?
We work with the housing assistance and we try to find big appartements and houses in town where we can house students.
- How many students arrive each year and how many receive housing?
We expect that around 1400 international international students arrive in August and we only have housing for around 950 students. First all the non-EU/EEA students receive housing because they need it for visa purposes. After that there is around 300 left for the 700 students from EU/EEA countries. Most of these room are given to students who are attending the Norwegian summer language course. However, we always receive some cancellations, so there is a small hope of getting student housing for some of you.
For students arriving in the fall semester:
Students arriving in Trondheim in the fall semester are guaranteed to have a bed available for a short period at "Roof Over Your Head". This offer opens August 10th and is for students who are not allocated a room at SiT and must find private housing on their own.
If you arrive before August 10th, you may arrange for temporary housing at Trondheim Interrail Center.
Due to a huge conferance in week 33 it will be very difficult to get a room at any hotel in Trondheim during this week.
Please inform the Office of International Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you have found a room on the private market.