How do I find accommodation?

As a student at USN you can apply for accommodation via the Student Welfare Organization (SSN) at all of our eight campuses. It is recommended to register and apply as early as possible.

Click here for more information about student accommodation under SSN.

Deadlines for Student Housing Applications through SSN (all campuses):

  • Accommodation for autumn semester: 1st May
  • Accommodation for spring semester: 1st November

Please note: As an international student you may be guaranteed housing*. Guarantee of housing is given on the following premises: The student has to accept a housing agreement for at least one - 1 - full semester: 

  • August - December
  • January - June

*Please note: We are currently reviewing the contract with SSN housing and have thus no housing guarantee at the moment. Students are responsible for organizing housing themselves. Please read more at:


No exceptions will be made for students cancelling their contract after arrival in Norway, you will still have to pay for the full semester.

For students applying to SSN after the deadline, no housing can be guaranteed.

Private off-campus housing

It is possible to find private housing in the region and local communities close to our campuses. Please note that private housing may be more expensive and some landlords may require you to pay a full deposit of several months' rent ahead of moving in. To some extent, it might be possible to find shared apartments with other students.

Do not sign a private tenancy agreement before you have received your admission letter from USN.

USN has no capacity to assist students finding private housing. If you are searching for private housing, check - please note that most information is only available in Norwegian. You can contact the department office in Rauland foran overview of private rental options.