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 one-time fee for this service.
Other Off-campus housing options:
The Student Agency is an online interactive resource for students seeking jobs or off-campus housing. Landlords advertise housing, students select accommodation from the listings (Rooms and apt. for rent) and subsequently contact the landlord directly.
Please note that neither the Student Services nor the University of Iceland guarantee the rentals, and students rent at their own risk. Take note that you should always have a written signed lease.
Rentmate is a company that assists international students in finding accommodation and to find flatmates/roomates to share apartments with.
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.