1. Area of application
These regulations apply to the assigning of bed-sits and apartments administrated by Oslo og Akershus-hÃ¸gskolenes studentsamskipnad (OAS)
2. Who can apply?
Those students who are affiliated to Oslo og Akershus-hÃ¸gskolenes studentsamskipnad are entitled. Exceptions can be made in special cases.
Restrictions: If an applicant declines an offer, then he/she will be removed from the waiting list. A new application will normally not be granted until three months after the first offer was given.Â
Tenants, who give notice to terminate the rental agreement before the expiration, will not be offered a new rental agreement until 3 months after he/she has moved out. This does not apply when the moving out is in connection with practical training outside of Oslo in association with the study. Documentation from the educational institution must be presented. If OAS ends the contract with an applicant, because the applicant has violated the rental agreement, the applicant is normally not given a new contract with OAS.
3. Who can live in the bed-sits and apartments?
In bed-sits where you share kitchen and/or bathroom: Only the applicant himself/herself.
In apartments where you have your own kitchen and bathroom: In addition to the applicant, can permanent members of the applicantâ€™s household (spouse/partner and children) live in the apartment.
4.1: You can apply for housing all year round. The main intake takes place once each month, with a continuously supplementing. In the period between July and September there are weekly intakes.
4.2: The contract date is normally set to the first date of the month.
4.3: The application is valid for two months from the date you listed as the day you prefer to move in. After this point of time, the application must be renewed to continue to stay on our waiting list.Â
5. Intake criteria and main rules
5.1: Bed-sits and apartments who are available in the period between July and October are reserved for first year students from out of town. If we do not have enough applicants who are first year students to fill up all the empty bed-sits and apartments, then they can be offered to other students.
5.2: By the main intake we are drawing lots among equal applicants with the same preferred moving in-date. Applicants who already have renewed their application once (see point 4.3) are prioritised.
5.3: When assigning two- or three room apartments, couples with children and single parents have priority before couples without children. Couples without children have priority when we are assigning one-room apartments (see point 3). Couples consisting of two students have priority in both cases mentioned above, before couples where one is working fulltime.
6. Cases that are given high priority
6.1: Applicants with special needs, e.g. students with a handicap or students who for social reasons, are recommended by a qualified institution, have higher priority than our waiting list.
6.2: Fulltime students have higher priority than part time students.
6.3: Exchange students who attend an organised exchange program, under the management of one of OASâ€™s member schools, have high priority within the quota determined by the OAS-board.
6.4: An Internal move between different student houses can be done when there is a bed-sit or an apartment available, however not in the period between July and October. A particular application form has to be submitted, when you are applying for an internal move.
7. How long can you stay?
Housing can be assigned to a student for the period of time that the study are expected to last, according to the rules of Statens LÃ¥nekasse. If you take a leave of absence because of illness, childbirth, military service or to take on a position of trust as a student representative, the rental agreement can be prolonged for one year. In special cases can the contract be retained even further, providing that the applicant continues his/hers studies.