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Accommodation for International Students

Accommodation for International Students

As a student at OsloMet, you can apply for affordable student housing through the Student Welfare Association (SiO). However, no student will be guaranteed student housing.

No housing guarantee

Due to the coronavirus situation, no students will be guaranteed student housing, but we urge you to apply for it.

Type of housing

International students can apply for any type of housing, but one of your options should be “unspecified housing” as this increases your chances of getting an offer. 

There is a very high demand for family/couples housing and housing close to the city centre. We recommend you to include more options in your application.

How to apply

1. Apply for SiO housing ( as soon as possible and no later than the deadline

The sooner you apply for housing (, the better are your chances of getting the room you want. As long as you have already applied to OsloMet, you can apply for housing. 


  • 31 May Autumn semester

  • 31 October Spring semester

2. Choose a room

  • If the room you want is not available when you apply, choose the room anyway. It may be available by the time you arrive in Oslo.
  • Select 2 January or 1 August as your moving in date.
  • Select more than one student house (if your first choice has no availability, your second, third or sixth choice might.
  • Under “Social Security Number” you must fill in your date of birth in the format of DDMMYY.
  • Family/couples housing is not included in the guarantee.

3.  If you receive an offer

  • You will receive an e-mail confirming that your application is registered including what SiO calls a "Personal Identity Number" (this can take a few days to process after you have applied).
  • Use this temporary personal identity number to register as a new user in SiOs MyPage.
  • You will also receive an e-mail after you have been allocated housing with a housing offer, which you will need to accept.

Even if what SiO offers is not what you initially wanted, please accept it as you will only receive one offer. It is better to apply for internal moving after you have arrived in Oslo, than to take the risk of arriving with no accommodation option.

Still have questions? Check our F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions about Housing