Foreign students at the University of Akureyri include Exchange Students and Degree Seeking Students.
You should expect to pay approximately 40 - 50.000 ISK a month for renting a single room with access to kitchen and bathroom. When renting a flat or a room it is usual to pay a month in
advance and a security deposit. You should always have a written, signed lease. For more information on leases or to print out a lease in English, Polish or Icelandic, go to http://eng.velferdarraduneyti.is/forms/
An exchange student is a student who comes to Akureyri through an exchange program such as Nordplus, Erasmus, North2North, or through a bilateral agreement between the University of Akureyri and the student's home institution.The International Office assists exchange students in finding housing for the academic year/semester (August 20th - May 15th). Exchange students do therefore not have to make other arrangements concerning housing unless they wish to. In that case, the International Office must be notified immediately.
The application for Student Housing is under the link application forms but you may also find it here. Please send the Student Housing application to the International Office along with your
exchange application and notice that there are limited number of rooms available there. For those that do not receive housing offer for the Student Housing will however receive a houisng offer from
one of the guesthouses in Akureyri that UNAK is in collaboration with. Sometime after the deadline you will receive a housing offer via e-mail. If you have not received a housing offer three weeks
prior to your arrival, please feel free to contact the International Officer at the University of Akureyri, international(at)unak.is
The monthly rent can vary depending on the form of housing, but in general it is from about: 40.000 - 50.000 ISK per month for a single room. The student is personally responsible for the room he/she rents. Students rent the rooms on their own responsibility and once you have confirmed the room to your given landlord the contract is binding so it is important to have all the information necessary before confirming the room. Upon arrival, or during the stay in Iceland, if you reject the room you must find other accommodation on your own. If a student has to leave earlier than planned, the owner of the rented property must be notified as early as possible, at least one month in advance and students cannot expect to get their insurance payment back.
The International Office assists but does not guarantee housing for foreign degree-seeking students. Foreign degree-seeking students can apply for a room at the Student Housing of the University on an equal basis as do Icelandic students.