Life and housing in Trondheim


Student housing

In Trondheim, it is the Office of International Relations that is responsible for allocating student housing to international students. Do not book a room before you have received an email with a booking code from the Office of International Relations. 

Normally, all students are allocated student housing in the spring semester. In the autumn semester, some students will have to find private housing: 

  • Most international master's degree students enrolled in a full degree (not exchange) at NTNU, are guaranteed student housing. However, master students living in Norway or one of the Nordic countries will not be considered for student housing. 
  • Exchange students from non-EU/non-EEA countries, who applied within the deadline (1 April/1 October), are guaranteed housing. Exchange students from EU/EEA/Switzerland are not guaranteed housing. Nordic students will not be considered for student housing in the autumn semester. 

Private housing

Students who are not allocated student housing at SiT 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.

Temporary housing

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).


For questions about housing, please email: