Student exchange

Choose from courses within a broad range of fields and and from study locations in Northern and Central Norway. 

Application deadlines

April 15 - autumn semester
October 1 - spring semester

Apply now for exchange


International Office

Phone - +47 75 51 78 70


Semester exchange students who apply within the relevant deadline will be allocated student housing automatically. More info here. Most 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.


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.


  • 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.

APPLYIN​G 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 University of Nordland for information about available study places and procedures for admission.

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

Regardless of programme, most exchanges are based on a study agreement between the partner institutions, which must be finalized prior to the your arrival to Nord University.


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.

Degree programmes provide insight into Nord University's academic portfolio. As an exchange student, you will not need to apply for admission to a degree programme. If you wish to take your entire degree at Nord University, you will need to apply for admission through our online applications portal. You will not be defined as an exchange student. See How to Apply for more information.

programme memberships


Students can apply for financing through a relevant exchange programme. Students participating in an exchange through their home institution (not free-movers) 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, fill out the exchange application and send it to (Admissions Office). 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.

 Stories from student exchange



Five alive for new arrivalsSome international students are surprised to find that few warning signs or guardrails mar Norway's rugged wilderness. alive for new arrivals
Above the Arctic Circle with Erasmus+From Kahoot and Easter eggs to open curtains and well placed benches. Four Ukrainian students share their experiences and observations of student life in Norway. the Arctic Circle with Erasmus+
Ready for stay at historic StirlingRicardo Gonzalo García de León (27) is the first student from Nord to take a year-long exchange to Stirling University within the BSc Biology programme. for stay at historic Stirling
New partnership, new adventuresCharlotte Floyd from Stirling University in Scotland is studying for a semester at Nord after the institutions signed a new partner agreement. partnership, new adventures
Reinvigorate your sense of wonderCassidy Shuvera (23) is the first Canadian student to arrive at Nord Bodø as the result of MIND: a new partnership between University of Northern British Columbia and Nord University. Student exchange is like mountain hiking, she says. Challenging at first, but ultimately rewarding. your sense of wonder
Another side of the ArcticShotaro Shiratsuru has an opportunity to explore the best aspects of two universities. side of the Arctic
International in the North- Welcome as the first international students at Nord University. Have any of you been in the North before? in the North
- UiN lets me develop as an individualHuang Yu from ChangChun, China, dreams of becoming a university Professor. Masters studies at University of Nordland are a big step in the right direction. UiN lets me develop as an individual
Do it!Mariann Ratama reports from Sydney, Australia about getting a professional edge and collecting life experiences on exchange. it!