Life and housing in Ålesund


Student Housing

Student Housing

The Student Welfare Organization in Ålesund (Sit Ålesund) offers housing for international students. Monthly rental prices start from NOK 3700.  Prices are adjusted 1 July each year. The rooms have access to internet and some are furnished. However, please note that the rooms are not equipped with bedding or kitchen equipment.

Apply for student housing

Housing for exchange students

Use the link above to apply for housing. Remember to state that you are an exchange student in the application. Most exchange students stay at Sørnesvågen village, which is about a 5-minute walk from campus. 

Exchange students from partner universities are normally given priority on student housing. However, we cannot guarantee accommodation in the cheapest or preferred category.

Housing for master's degree students

International students doing a full degree at NTNU in Ålesund are not guaranteed student housing. If you have applied for housing through Sit Ålesund, you will be notified of the outcome of your housing application in June. Once you have received this offer, you can apply for a student visa. As long as you apply for a visa by 1 July, the Norwegian Immigration Department guarantees to process your application in time for semester start (15 August 2016).  

Private housing 

Students that are not allocated student housing from Sit Ålesund will have to find private accommodation. These websites are a useful starting point (in Norwegian):

Temporary housing

If you are only staying in Ålesund for a short period, Ålesund Hostel is an option to consider. Check out Visit Ålesund for a full overview of hotels and other types of accommodation in the area. 



The Housing Office is open on weekdays (Monday-Friday) from 9am-3pm. There is no concierge service at the student residences.

All questions regarding student housing in Ålesund must be directed to Sit Ålesund.