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Application deadlines

Application deadlines

15 February for departure in the following autumn semester.

15 September for departure in the following spring semester.

NB: Some destinations have diverging deadlines. Check this in our destination search.

Student on exchange in Japan walking in front of cherry blossom trees
Photo: Sarah Figenschou, Japan


Application process

Step 1: Check your possibilities

Browse the exchange destinations eligible for each study programme in the destination search (in Norwegian). Remember to:

  • Check the language and GPA requirements for selected institutions.
  • Read about the various financial schemes, including the possibility for an Erasmus+ exchange.
  • Check whether you need to apply for a visa and/or a residence permit.
  • Drop by/send an e-mail to the International Office at your campus of study, to acquire further information and to book a counselling meeting.

If you cannot go on an exchange during your degree, it is possible to apply for a traineeship for recent graduates!

Step 2: Apply to go on an exchange

Complete the correct application form according to the campus of study. Application deadlines:

  • 15 February for exchange in the fall semester
  • 15 September for exchange in the spring semester

NB: Please be aware that some destinations/exchange programmes have different deadlines.

Step 3: Await an answer to your application

All applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks after the given application deadline. Students that have been granted a place will be invited to a follow-up meeting by the International Coordinator (housing options, course offer, insurance, etc.).

View our checklists and prepare for the meeting with the International Office.

Step 4: Apply to the institution abroad

The International Coordinator at your campus of study will assist with the application to the designated institution abroad. 

Do be aware that the application process and the necessary documents vary from country to country, and institution to institution.

Step 5: Course approval

Once one has received admission to the institution abroad, the programme coordinator at INN University must approve all courses abroad before departure. Completion of the form is also required when applying for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).

For all Erasmus+ institutions, please use Erasmus+ Learning Agreement, for all "Exchange" and "Study Abroad" institutions - the pre-approval form. 

Course changes after arrival at the host institution

All course changes must be notified by e-mail to the International Coordinator and approved by INN University. Course changes without approval may not be included as a part of one’s degree.  

Step 6: Submit the Declaration of Personal Information

All students must submit the digital Declaration of Personal Information before departure. The form asks for information regarding your planned exchange, contact information to the closest relative, insurance(s), and more. 

You are required to inform the International Office at your campus of study (INN University) if the information you provided in the submitted declaration form changes.

Declaration of Personal Information

Step 7: Pay the semester fee at INN University

Students going on an exchange is required to pay the semester fee at INN University to keep his/her right as a student at our institution.


Application forms