SiO Housing provides affordable housing for students in Oslo. SiO has 7700 rooms and apartments, near campus and around town. Some of the rooms share a bathroom and kitchen; others have a separate bathroom and kitchenette.
International students on exchange or full-degree programmes are guaranteed accommodation in one of the student villages, provided that they follow the instructions in their admission letters and go through with all necessary procedures by the specified deadline.
Please note that some students may have to share a room and that the housing guarantee does not extend to family members. All international students will receive guidelines on how to book student housing after admission, together with their Letter of Admission.
Students who have been admitted to the University of Oslo should see housing for new international students
Prices and standard
Prices for a single, furnished room vary from approximately NOK 2200 to NOK 4200 a month. International students are generally offered accommodation in the lower price range, where they share bathrooms (2-5 students) and kitchens (4-6 students), often with other international students. However, it is possible to apply for transfer at a later date if you should wish to change their accommodation within the same category.
SiO also offers housing of higher standards, e.g. new and modern student houses in the higher price range where all tenants have their own bathroom and kitchen.
Please note that family apartments or flats for students who wish to bring along their spouse or family cannot be guaranteed by SiO or the International Education Office. Students who wish to bring along their spouse or family have to find an apartment on the open market. These days, rents start at approx NOK 8000 for a 2-room apartment in central Oslo.
Most international students are given housing at Kringsjå studentby where there is excellent access to public transport and great opportunities for biking, swimming, skiing and hiking just minutes away.
Housing for students at the International Summer School
Almost all of the on-campus ISS students are housed at the privately-owned Blindern Dormitory. Off-campus housing is also available.