The University of Iceland does not provide or guarantee housing for students. The supply of on-campus housing is very limited and most students live off-campus. Reykjavik is an expensive city and monthly rent for an indvidual is typically from 100,000 ISK (approx 800 EUR) and up. Please see the following options for finding housing in Reykjavik.
Students coming to the University of Iceland can use Housing Anywhere to find suitable accommodation in the city. Through this student housing platform you will find rooms which are rented out from our outgoing students as well as accommodation from the private rental market. Registered students at the university get a special badge on the website which helps the advertisers identify university students.
This platform offers a secure option for students, as the first payment to the advertiser is held by Housing Anywhere until the student has had a chance to view the room. If the property is as advertised then Housing Anywhere pays the advertiser. Housing Anywhere charges a small fee for this service.
Rentmate is a platform where students coming to Iceland can find and book their accommodation. The platform offers security for students as the first payment to the advertiser (landlord) is held by Rentmate until after the rental period begins. Rentmate also keeps the security deposit and refunds it back to the student at the end of the rental period. All payments go through Rentmate´s secure payment site where students can use credit or debit card to pay their monthly rent. Students can check out the listings here www.rentmate.is/discover and on the Facebook page with notifications of new listings.
The Student Housing offers limited supply of on-campus housing for students at University of Iceland. Online applications for the fall semester open on 1 June and on 1 October for the spring semester. Applying on deadline does not guarantee housing due to high demand. Chances of getting an on-campus housing are extremely low.
Please note that the demand for apartments for rent in Reykjavik is very high and finding accommodation can be very difficult.