Does USN have a housing guarantee for international students?

USN has a housing guarantee for some groups of international students coming from abroad.


USN offers a housing guarantee for the following students:

  • international students who are admitted as exchange students through USN bilateral agreements
  • international students with admission to one of the international degree programmes at USN, with a home address abroad, not holding a Norwegian social security number before enrolment at USN

The housing guarantee is valid for all USN campuses - except of campus Kongsberg (due to a limited number of places available). Housing guarantee can be given in campus Kongsberg from the autumn semester 2019 and onwards.

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

Housing will be pre-booked by USN for the international students belonging to the categories mentioned above, upon admission. Students are responsible themselves for doing the final booking directly through SSN. Students are personally responsible for their own housing contracts at SSN.

Students who are offered housing under the housing guarantee will not be able to terminate their contracts until the end of the semester.

More information about housing can be found at the SSN website.