More Norwegian students are being accommodated in Oslo

Studentsamskipnaden in OsloStudentsamskipnaden in Oslo.Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix

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1,700 more Norwegian students will be accommodated in the student accommodation of the Student Amskipnaden in Oslo (SiO) compared to last year.

The reason is that far fewer exchange students will come to Norway as a result of the Corona epidemic, writes Aftenposten.

“This year (June to August) we have had around 2,500 available student housing to allocate. Of these, up to 300 student accommodations will go to international students by appointment. Last year there were around 2,000 international students as part of the agreement who received student accommodation, writes Gunn Kirsti Løkka, housing director of SiO, in an email to the newspaper.

Despite the authorities opening the border for exchange students, the University of Oslo (UiO) has cancelled the possibility of coming for an exchange to Oslo.

71 per cent of all students rent housing, and around 15 per cent of them have access to student accommodation.

According to the student housing survey from last year, 14,351 dwellings were missing from the 20 per cent target.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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