Read your contract, allocation rules and house rules carefully before moving into an apartment
- Tenants receive their own signed copy of the contract
- Allocation rules
- House rules for each building can be found in each building
It is important to follow all instructions regarding the delivery of housing. Contact the property management for more information at umsjon(at)fs.is.
You can apply for housing benefits on www.husbot.is
We recommend you keep the contract beside you because you need to put our social security number as well as the property number on the application.
How to connect to the Student housing internet.
Choose A or B:
A) You need a cable cord (can be bought in the Student bookstore/computer stores) and find the MAC – address in your computer and write it down. Cable cord is connected from wall to computer.
Instructions can be found on how to find the mac-address in your computer www.rhi.hi.is. Next step: Go to Registering your Mac-address here below.
B) You need a cable cord and ethernet router (can be bought in the Student bookstore/computer stores). This allows you to have wifi and use more than one device in your apartment. On the back of your ethernet router is a MAC – address. Next step: Go to Registering your Mac-address here below.
Registering your Mac-address
Go into Ugla and click on "Computing services" and then "Application for service". Then you will enter the application page. Click on „Apply for internet“. On the next page click on "Apply for connection" which is in the box „Internet access on campus". A small box appears "internet access on campus" and there you fill in the MAC address (or router number). There is no need to add space between the letters/numbers nor does small or capital letter matter. Click „finish application“ when done. 30 minutes later you should be connected.
The last steps „internet access on campus“ do usually not appear until 1-2 days after you pick up your keys. If it still does not appear after that, contact the Property management umsjon(at)fs.is, 570-0822 to check if they need to register that you have got the keys and that former tenant/s have returned their keys. If that has already been done, you should contact the computer help desk, www.rhi.hi.is For instance, some routers send out a wrong MAC-id. They can find the right one if your router is connected at home.
Usually you do not need to do anything else but sometimes the net card (step A) is not adjusted for receiving an IP address. Go to http://rhi.hi.is/gardanet (bottom).
Tenants get keys to their housing at the Property management's office (Umsjón fasteigna) at Eggertgata 6 which is open from 9-13 (9AM-1PM) on weekdays.
Keys can be picked up on the day the contract starts.
Along with the keys, tenants get a review form which has to be filled out if one finds anything wrong with the apartment/room. The paper must be returned to the Property management's office within a week.
When you give out your new address in Student housing to the post office, Pósturinn, make sure that the address is accurate, including the number of the apartment/room.
As you move in or out, it is important to inform the Property management, Pósturinn (The mail service) and Þjóðskrá (Registers Iceland) of your new address in Iceland or abroad.
Information from Property Management on how to return the rented housing can be found in each apartment/room. Tenants are to polish floors and clean the whole apartment/room before moving out and returning the keys. In cases where this information is not followed directly, cleaning services will be bought and the tenant will be charged for the costs. The cost is calculated by size of the rented premises.
For more information on the matter you are welcome to contact Property Management at umsjon(at)fs.is.
The Student co-op is located inside the University Bookstore. There you can buy all kinds of things! Stuff for your student apartment, for example shower hangers, router, decorations, routers, gifts for friends and family and other useful, interesting or a little bit unnecessary stuff. Always fun though!
All commodities are on student discount and we make it a priority to keep the prices as low as possible.