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All applications for Student Housing are made online, on our website The application  form is under “Application” on the left margin.  Students can apply all year around. All students can apply.  

Waiting lists

Please note that waiting lists may change due to:
- Continued rental goes in the front of the line and fall of the waiting list when contract has been signed.
- Memebership schools go in the front of the line after continued rentals
- Transfers within the system go to every third place on the list
- Other schools go after the membership schools
- Foreign students go after other schools

Housing allocation

Housing allocations are for one year at a time. 
Allocations are made according to the Student Housing Allocation Rules (see rules under Applications). Office of Byggingafélag Námsmanna send applicants email notification regardsing allocation or number on the waiting list. Application must be confirmed between 1 and 5 of every month. Allocations all year round.

Lease/Rental Agreement/Fees

Having been issued housing; the applicant must sign a lease before moving in. 
Contracts are made for one year at time and are then renewed if all requirements are fulfilled (see rules undir applications).  
If contract is not renewed with in the time limits he/she will forfeit the right to renew the contract.  
To finish signing the contract applicant must present school confirmation and a guarantee that equals three months of rent. The guarantee can either be paid to Byggingafélag Námsmanna or get bank guarantee. Please note that the guarantee does not cover rent for the last months but is returned at the end of the renting period, after auditing the apartment/room and all payments have been made. Email has to be sent to to get the bank guarantee or the deposit back.
For an extra copy of the contract, tenant pays 1.000 ISK.
Processing fee for each contract period and for contract extension is 5.000 ISK
Transfer fee between apartments is 12.500 ISK
Extra housekey costs 3.000 ISK and extra postkey costs 1.500 ISK.


The rooms Höfði have a bed, desk and a chair and a closet. The apartments of Klausturstígur, Kapellustígur, Bjarkarvellir and Skipholt have small refrigerator. Residents can have a kitchen table for loan.

Moving in

Before moving in, the tenant send email to for information about when the apartment/room is ready. The supervisor notes the condition of the apartment/room before the tenant signs the appropriate appraisal forms.  The tenant then gets 7 days to fill out a complaint regarding condition of the room/apartment.  If no complaint is made within 7 days, we consider that tenant agrees with the appraisal of the supervisor.

Moving out

The lease automatically expires at the end of the given period as stated in the contract. Those who intend to stay longer must sign a new contract with Byggingafélag Námsmanna three months before the other contract finishes.  If the tenant intends to give notice before the lease expires he must do so using the proper termination form, which is available at the Byggingafélag Námsmanna website. Student Housing reserves the right to a three months term of notice from the end of the month. The term of notice can be shortened if the Byggingingafélag Námsmanna offices can find a new tenant within that time, at the requset of the tenant. That request must be maid in email sent to, still, the term of notice can never be shorter than one month. 
To apply for transfer within our apartments you must have been renting for at least six months. To apply for transfer you must submit a new application to

Rent benefits

Tenants in all apartments owned by Byggingafélag Námsmanna can apply for rent benefit if their contract is for 6 months or more. Students have to apply for the rent benefits on their own.