NTNU can only guarantee Sit student housing for students from outside Europe (EU/EEA/EFTA).
The Student Welfare Organization (Sit) runs the majority of Trondheim's student villages. The NTNU Office of International Relations allocates available Sit student accommodation to international students.
Due to limited amount of Sit housing in Trondheim, most students will have to find accommodation on the private market. In particular, students from Europe (the EU/EEA/EFTA) are not guaranteed Sit housing, and should be prepared to find accommodation on the private market. We advise to start looking for private housing early.
Note that you will not be left on the street in Trondheim. Trondheim has a 'roof over your head guarantee' which ensures temporary housing in the event that you have not found permanent accommodations by the time of your arrival. See more details below.
Some students will be allocated student housing through the Student Welfare Organization (Sit). The NTNU Office of International Relations coordinates this allocation. Certain groups are guaranteed housing through Sit, while others may have to find their own housing on the private market, where there are also many good options. See more information above.
Students who are not allocated student housing at Sit, or choose to turn down their offer, will have to find private accommodation on their own. While finding a place to live can be a challenge at the start of the autumn semester, especially for students who want to live centrally, all students eventually find somewhere to live. You will never be without a roof over your head as a student in Trondheim (see "Temporary housing" below).
'Roof over your head' guarantee
New students arriving in Trondheim in the autumn semester may apply for short term housing through "Roof Over Your Head". This provides you with an opportunity to search for private housing after your arrival in Trondheim.
You may also find temporary housing at Trondheim Hostel (all year).