Application deadlines

April 15 - autumn semester
October 1 - spring semester

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International Office

Phone - +47 75 51 78 70


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.


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 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.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.

programme memberships


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

 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
Experiencing India through work and playBachelor of Social Work students Marte Kristine Skoglund Doxrud (22), Marlene Fottland (21), Silje Lyngmo Heien (24) recently completed professional practice in Bangalore, India. India through work and play
Unfortgettable experience in MadagascarLillian Eide, a bachelor student from Levanger, took a month-long work practice in Madagascar. Together with four other students, Lillian worked at Andranomadio, Lutheran hospital in Antsirabe. experience in Madagascar
No place like New ZealandØystein Solvoll Urskog (22), who is pursuing a Bachelor of Aquaculture Management, reports from his work placement at Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Company in New Zealand. place like New Zealand
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
Med hundekjøring på timeplanenIdrettsstudent Kolbjørn Lindberg (22) er på utveksling ved University of Alaska i Anchorage, USA. Han har en klar oppfordring til alle som vurderer et semester i utlandet: gjør det! hundekjøring på timeplanen