The start of studies is approaching, and on 20 July, Samordna opptak will send out answers to the students’ applications. This means that the vast majority will be assigned a study city.
This year, the housing hunt in the study cities will probably be considerably more demanding than before.
Brennhett rental market – especially for a group
In the absence of student housing to offer, around 75 percent of all Norwegian students must rent housing in the private rental market – and where the pressure is higher than for a long time.
Several thousand on the waiting list
Even before the study places have been allocated, the students have tried to hijack a home with the associations. This year, the waiting lists are extra high in several of the big cities, according to the associations.
In Stavanger there are just over 1000 on the waiting list, in Bergen there are 2200 on the waiting list, and in the capital there are as many as 6700 students in line to get housing from the community.