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Apply for student housing now!

Have you applied for studies and are you thinking about living in student housing, you should apply as soon as possible.

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Any questions?

Apply as early as possible!

There is no deadline for applying, but we recommend that you apply for accommodation as soon you have applied for admission at an educational institution associated with the University of South-Eastern Norway, the Norwegian Police University College in Stavern, the technical school Tinius Olsen or Folkeuniversitetet in South-East Norway. This is in order to enter the waiting list as early as possible.

Applications sent during term will be processed as they come in, and accommodation units that have been vacated will be offered to others as soon as they are ready.

In August, we normally do not have any vacant units, but throughout the months of June and July, many residents move out. If you apply for housing and enter a date for moving in during one of these months, you are more likely to receive your preferred unit.

This is how you apply for student housing.

If you are already a resident with us and want to change units, you are on the top of our priority list throughout the year except term start (January and August).

The rent includes electricity, janitor services and internet (free additional service via USN).

In the student housing where there is a shared laundry with appwash, you pay per wash/dry, while in most of our accommodation in Porsgrunn, Bø (not Campus Bø Student housing), Notodden and on Rauland it is free to use the shared laundry room.

Everyone who applies for student housing with SSN will be placed on a waiting list.

Unfortunately, it is hard for us to say much about your number on our waiting list or how long it will take until we have accommodation to offer you. Some applicants have priority over others for different reasons.

Those who have already applied for a unit are welcome to make changes to their application at any given moment. This results in continuous changes in the waiting list. We send out offers of accommodation consecutively, and there are always some who refuse their offer. When this happens, an offer is immediately sent out to the next person on the list. This means that there is no deadline or specific point in time when we can send offers of accommodation.


If you have not added more options to your application (e.g. other housing areas on the same campus or other housing types on the same property that you have already applied for), but wish to change this, you can go to My Page at any time and add more options to your application. This way you might receive an offer sooner.

If you first receive an offer for a housing type that is not your "dream unit", you can submit a new application for the latter. Move in to the unit that was offered to you, and you will and get an offer to move as soon as something becomes available from your top priority.

Read more about changing student housing unit.

If you have questions regarding your application, you are always welcome to contact us.

Only applicants that receive offers for housing will receive a reply on My page.

Are you an international student wondering if you are allocated student housing on the basis of housing guarantee? Read about the allocation to international students here.

Since we allocate housing units on an ongoing basis, we do not reject applications. You will therefore be on the waiting list with us until:

1. You are allocated a student housing with us, or
2. It has been 60 days since you registered or last extended your application.

If you have not been allocated housing, and have not extended your application after 60 days, your application will be removed from the waiting list. Why do I have to extend my application?

We work as fast as we can to allocate housing, and will give you an answer as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your patience :)

If you have booked a housing unit with SSN, but are not admitted to studies by USN, you can be released from the contract by cancelling it before 31 July.

Read more about cancelling of lease here.

Note! For international students who are in Norway through an exchange program, leases
cannot be terminated. Please read section 4 in your signed contract thoroughly to see what is valid for you.

A student life peek

Money back for medical expences!

Did you go to the doctor or dentist during the spring semester? Maybe you can get money back 💰 Remember to apply for a health expense refund before 1 August.

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Resident permit bank account for international students

SSN offers a Norwegian bank account for international students who are waiting for their resident permit / study permit.

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Find something to do in the Sørøst-calendar

The Sørøst calendar collects events for students in South-East Norway. You can also register your own events!

Take me to the calendar