Thousands of students are on the waiting list for student housing in Bergen and Oslo

Vestgrensa student center - OsloPhoto: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB

More than 6,200 students are waiting in line to get a place in student housing in Bergen and Oslo, with only two weeks left before the start of their studies. The situation is similar in several parts of the country.

About two weeks before the start of studies, 4,487 students in Oslo are still on the waiting list to get student housing, the newspaper Framtida writes.

There is also more competition for student housing than last year because there are more international applicants this year.

In Bergen, the situation is similar, and by the end of July, all of the city’s 4,715 student housing units had already been rented out.

Førde, Stord, and Haugesund are some of the few places that still have vacancies, while the student housing in Sogndal is already rented out.

Trondheim, Ålesund, and Gjøvik

In addition, between 1,000 and 1,200 applicants are on the waiting list for student housing in Trondheim, Ålesund, and Gjøvik, and 1,566 are on the waiting list in Northern Norway.

“We advise students who have been given a study place, but not a place to live, to come to the city anyway. You get housing much easier if you are physically present and can go and talk to the landlords in person,” communications manager Sarah Yttermo Reibo at Norway’s Arctic student organization noted.

Norwegian students are returning to class from August 16.

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

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