Student exchange

Application deadlines

April 15 - autumn semester
October 1 - spring semester

International Office

Phone - +47 75 51 78 70


​About applying for exchange

Exchange students are admitted on the basis of nomination by their home institution. This means that you will have to apply at your home university first to participate. Your home institution will provide you with information about the admission requirements. Student exchange to Nord University must have a duration of minimum one (1) semester, and cannot be longer than two (2) semesters.

Semester exchange students who apply within the relevant deadline will be allocated student housing upon application. More information here.

Choosing relevant course units

Use the course unit overviews to get an idea of which courses you would like to study at Nord University. Course descriptions provide information about:

  • Academic content
  • Mode of delivery (face-to-face/online/combined)
  • Course literature
  • Prerequisites
  • Responsible faculty

If you still have questions about academic content, teaching modes or course structure, contact the international coordinator at the relevant faculty.

Checklist for course selection

  • Is the course unit provided at your level of study, eg. Bachelor, Master? Master level course units require completed Bachelor degree studies.
  • Is the course taught in English? Check "Language​ of Instruction" in the course unit description.
  • Is the course unit taught on campus, or online? See "Mode of delivery" in the course unit description. Online courses will not provide a basis for a visa application to Norway.

Applying to Nord University

Once you have been nominated by your home institution, and have an idea of which courses you are interested in, contact the International Office at Nord University for information about available study places and procedures for admission.

The partnership agreement between institutions determines the documentation requirements for exchange.​

Regardless of programme, each exchange is based on an agreement between the partner institutions, which must be finalized prior to the your arrival to Nord University.

Learning agreement (for Erasmus)

Learning Agreement.doc

The Learning Agreement must be signed by the sending institution, the mobile student and the receiving institution before study start. In order for the agreement to remain valid, any changes must agreed upon within 2 weeks of commencement of regular classes and before the deadline for registration, and signed by all three (3) partners.​​

Contact a study advisor

Courses for exchange students

A semester package comprises a pre-defined group of courses targeted at exchange students studying within a given field.

The overview of single courses provides a starting point for planning a tailored exchange semester. Get in touch with the relevant study advisor once you have an idea of the courses you wish to take, to ensure that Nord University meets your needs, and that you meet the entry requirements.

Nord University's programme memberships


Students can apply for financing through a relevant exchange programme. Exchange students are exempt from the semester registration fee at Nord University.  

Free movers

Although Nord University mainly accepts exchange from partner institutions, we also handle requests from students who are enrolled at other institutions. 

If you are applying as a free mover, send an e-mail to (Admissions Office) and we will send you an applicationform. Free movers must apply for student housing through the student welfare organisation, StudentiNord.

To apply, students must be registered at a higher education institution. Upon successful application, a candidate may study at Nord University for up to two (2) semesters.

Application deadlines: Spring semester: October 1st, Autumn semester: April 1st.



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