BI is proud to offer a housing guarantee for international students. In cooperation with our housing providers, international students can choose from several different housing locations.
Frequently asked questions
International students who are covered by the BI housing guarantee can apply for housing through BI (1st year international degree-seeking Bachelor and MSc students; international exchange students; international Double Degree students).
Pre-application deadline for the autumn semester: 1 May
Pre-application deadline for the spring semester: 1 October
In mid-May (for autumn semester applicants) or in mid-October (for spring semester applicants) you will receive an e-mail from BI confirming where you have been assigned housing.
Please do not contact the housing providers (SiO/BSN/Diakonhjemmet/Anker) until you are instructed to do so, as this will delay your application.
Citizens from outside the EU/EEA: When you receive your admission letter from BI, you are advised to apply for a visa as soon as possible. If you need an address when applying for an entry visa, you can use the BI address:
BI Norwegian Business School
Citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland: You can enter Norway on the basis on your Passport or EU Identity Card. You do not need to apply for a permit in advance, but must register online when you arrive in Norway.
BI's Housing guarantee only covers single rooms. However, we have a few rooms for couples in Anker Housing. Please contact BI for further information.
We have a very limited number of rooms at BSN. Most students get rooms through our other housing providers even if they have indicated in their Pre-Application that they preferred BSN.
SiO: The information will be sent with your contract. If you have any questions regarding the contract and payment, please contact SiO directly through their contact form.
BSN: You are required to pay the first months rent in advance as a deposit. Please read the information you receive from BSN carefully.
Diakonhjemmet: You do not pay a separate deposit to Diakonhjemmet. However, the first months' rent is double, thus acting as a deposit. It is possible to pay the deposit and rent using a bank terminal in the Diakonhjemmet office in Diakonveien 10. You must do this when you arrive in Oslo.
Anker: The information will be sent with your contract. Please contact Anker directly if you should have any questions.
SiO: If you arrive outside the SiO center opening hours, your keys can be placed in a secure box with a code.
BSN: You will receive your keys in an app. Information will be given by BSN.
Diakonhjemmet: If you arrive outside business hours, keys can be placed in a key box on campus. You will have to arrange for this with Diakonhjemmet's administration.
Anker: Detailed information will be sent to you directly from Anker. If you arrive outside business hours, please follow their instructions carefully.
It is as SiO writes: nothing is available at the moment, but there will be rooms available by the time you arrive. You can apply for any housing unit you want to, even if it says "Nothing available".
The waiting list that SiO refers to on their website is primarily for Norwegian applications.
There is no guarantee that you get your first priority. It is important that you accept the first offer you receive from SiO. You are only guaranteed one offer from SiO. If you decline the offer, there is no guarantee that you will receive a new offer.