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Accommodation

One of the first things that students think about when they move to a new place to study is where they will live. Here you will find information about accommodation for international students at the University of Stavanger.

Student dormitory at campus of University of Stavanger

SiS and UiS accommodation
International students can be accomodated in two different types of student housing  SiS or UiS accomodation.

The accommodation owned by the Student Welfare Organisation in Stavanger (SiS) is sponsored by the state and therefore reasonably priced.

Since there is not enough SiS accomodation for international students, the University of Stavanger (UiS) rents accomodation on the private market, which are then rented out to students. The UiS accomodation is more expensive than the SiS accommodation, but more affordable than what students can expect to find on the private market in Stavanger.


Applying for accommodation
International students who have been admitted through the International Office must apply through the International Office as they cannot apply through the SiS webpage. Information about applying for accommodation will be sent in the Letter of Admission.

International students who have been admitted through Samordna Opptak or local admissions should apply through SiS.


Important information:

  • Due to the difficult housing situation in Stavanger we cannot guarantee accomodation for all international students. However, students who apply within the deadline are normally offered accomodation.
  • It is not possible to choose accommodation with regard to price or location. You will receive only 1 housing offer and if you reject it, you have to make your own arrangements.
  • Detailed information (price and location) will only be provided upon your arrival in Stavanger.
  • Contracts cover usually one or two full semesters, and full semesters only (5 months*). It is not allowed to terminate a contract during the first semester.
  • There are no family flats available to international students.
  • The International Office is not responsible for accommodation related matters.

* Exception: Minimum rental period of 3 months can be given to students following Comparative Educational Studies and approved academic internship programmes (nursing and social work).
 

Application for accommodation

The deadline for accommodation for the academic year 2015/2016 has now expired.

For late applications please send an e-mail to admissions@uis.no.