More than 16,000 student housing units have been allocated to students in Norway during the summer

Student home housingPhoto: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB
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More than 16,000 student housing units have been allocated during the summer, but almost 6,000 students are still on the waiting list, according to new figures from the Samskipnadsrådet.

Samskipnadsrådet has collected figures from the country’s fourteen student associations on how many students have been allocated housing and how many are still on the waiting list.

The latest figures show that 988 students moved into student housing in the period from August 16 to September 1, totaling 16,042 allocated units during the summer.

At the same time, there are still 5,843 students on the waiting list.

“The fact that almost 6,000 students are still waiting to get a student housing unit two weeks after the start of studies is unsustainable. We risk that these students drop out of their studies before they have started because they lack housing,” leader of the Norwegian student organization Tuva Todnem Lund stated.

Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim noted that he is very pleased that the queue is getting shorter. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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