We arrange on-campus housing for all exchange students. In the exchange studies application form, please indicate the type of room you would prefer. Most students choose a single room in student apartments (with private bath and shared kitchen). Your accommodation request will be processed by the Student Housing Authority and will be confirmed a few weeks before your arrival. If you require confirmation of housing to apply for a residence permit, please request a certificate on the exchange studies form.
All rooms include basic furnishings (bed, desk, chair, closet) and have access to a kitchen equipped with pots, dishes, etc. Heating, hot water, electricity, and Internet access are all included in the rent. We can also provide exchange students with bedding on loan from the school. You will be asked to pay the first month's rent the first business day after arrival by bank transfer, cash, or credit card.
Below is the type of room available for exchange students:
Bollakot & Vallarkot apartment buildings
- For exchange students with children, we also have family apartments (2-room, 3-room and 4-room apartments)
Please contact us with any questions or special housing needs.
More information about the housing office can be found here.
On campus there is a large laundry room for joint use by all residents, located in the basement of Hamragarðar. It is equipped with six washing machines, dryers, clotheslines, irons and ironing boards. There is no charge for using the laundry room (except washing powder which students need to buy for themselves). Users must respect the rules regarding use of the laundry facilities.
Iceland uses 220-volt electricity (like most of Europe) and the plugs are two-pin continental size, as in mainland Europe. Plug adapters and power converters are available in stores in Iceland, but we would advise international students to buy them in their home country before leaving for Iceland.
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