Both exchange students and full-degree students admitted to the University can only apply for housing with a pre-booking code. The pre-booking code will be sent from the University and please wait with applying until you have received this. Phd and Phd Fellows are not considered as students and do not need a pre-booking code.

All exchange students and full-degree students who need a student permit to study in Norway are guaranteed housing, and we also aim at offering housing to exchange- and full-degree students from Europe. However we are not always able to provide your preferred choice and will assign housing based on availability.

Your housing application will be valid for 30 days. We will remind you by email when the 30 days are almost over. Log in and activate your application for another 30 days. In June, July and August the application will be valid for only 14 days. If your application is not activated within the deadline, it will be cancelled.


Application deadline for international students through international office starting the spring semester 2023

  • November 24th  2022

If you miss the deadline, you are not prioritised student housing. We still recommend applying as soon as possible.

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Remember to put your pre-booking code into your applications. Applications without a pre-booking code will not be processed.

Please note that SiA is not always able to provide your preferred choice of accomodation and will assign housing based on availability.

You can only apply once, and you will only receive one offer.
The contract will start January 2nd until June 15th 2023. The prices shown are adjusted August 1st, each year.

In Kristiansand we offer shared bedsit for 2 persons. Two students share bedroom and bathroom as a way to save rent.  If you want to share with a specific student or have any special wishes, please make a note in the comment field in your application.

Another popular option, is bedsit in double, we offer this type in both Kristiansand and Grimstad.

All the rooms are furnished but without kitchen utensils. 
If you need bedlinen, pillow/duvet, your are welcome to order it from SiA. Send an e-mail to before December 9th and you will within few minutes receive an automatic reply with informations about the package. 


Anyone who studies higher education at the University of Agder or one of our affiliated colleges can apply for student housing.

Affiliated colleges:

  • Universitetet i Agder Kristiansand
  • Universitetet i Agder Grimstad
  • Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole
  • Folkeuniversitetet Sørlandet
  • NLA Mediehøgskolen Gimlekollen
  • Noroff Kristiansand
  • Fagskolen i Kristiansand
  • Sørlandets Fagskole Grimstad

For more information:

Housing allocation regulations

Students at the University of Agder, NLA Mediehøgskolen, Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Folkeuniversitetet Sørlandet, Fagskolen i Kristiansand, Sørlandets Fagskole and Bachelor students at Noroff.

In case of longer availabilities others connected to higher education can also apply, for a higher rent amount (ex PhD, postdoc, employees at UiA)

Only Phd-students who receive funds from NUFU, Norad or Lånekassen are allowed to pay tuition. All other Phd students are considered employees and will not receive the same benefits as students. 30% will be added in rent for those without valid student-ID or who do not pay tuition. PhD`s will not have priority for allocation of student housing and are recommended to look for housing in the private market.

All applicants must be over 18 years old. 
Max residence time is 3 years equivalent to a bachelor, if you also take master studies for 2 years, the total allowed residence time at SiA Housing is 5 years. 

The rent includes electricity, internet and technical assistance. Cleaning and cleaning equipment are not included.

SiA Housing, Kristiansand

Phone: +47 4000 1018
Address: Universitetsveien 3A
4686 Kristiansand

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Opening hours

Bus stop: UiA v/Spicheren

SiA Housing, Grimstad

Phone: +47 4000 9007
Address: Jon Lilletunsvei 9
4879 Grimstad

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Opening hours

Bus stop: Øygårdsdalen or UiA