1. What kind of mobility can I do?

The exchange period can involve:

  • regular courses
  • practical training
  • project work
  • field courses
  • summer courses on bachelor and master level.

The exchange period at the host institution will typically be 3-12 months. Shorter mobility periods of less than 3 months are also acceptable such as:

  • practical training
  • project work
  • summer courses
  •  conference attendance with an accepted paper
  • field courses

Shorter exchange period can also be more practical for remote learners, students from small communities and adult students.


2. Recognition of academic achievement:

Your home institution should fully recognize all academic achievement at your host institution or program that should count towards your degree requirements.A learning agreement has to be drafted and signed by you and at both home and host institutions prior to the study-abroad period.


3. Tuition fees principles:

Under the north2north student exchange program, you will normally not have to pay tuition fees at the host institution. You will maintain enrolment at your home institution, which may or may not collect fees, depending on the local system.

Special condition for mobility to North America and Denmark:

  • The north2north Student Mobility Program has at its disposal a number of north2north tuition waivers regarding the mobility to North America. The students who are not allocated a North American Tuition Fee Waiver will have to pay a tuition fee at the host institution.
  • For a mobility to Denmark, you will have to pay a tuition fee if your home institution does not have a bilateral agreement with the host institution. According to Danish law, students can only be offered fee waivers if there is a bilateral agreement between the home and host institutions.


4. When there are more applicants than available scholarships and tuition waivers, first priority is given to:

  • Students who participate in UArctic programs and courses such as Thematic Network activities and Circumpolar Studies
  • Students taking courses with a specific Arctic focus
  • Students and institutions normally marginalized by lack of resources or geographical isolation, students from small communities, remote learners, adult/mature students and students from Arctic indigenous/first nations cultures and communities who are traditionally under-represented
  • Students going on an exchange to another north2north institution to another part of the world (i.e. North America, the Nordic countries, Russia)
  • Students with motivation to contribute meaningfully in building human capacity in the Arctic by the strategic significance of their program of study, their future professional and/or academic plans, personal commitment to a northern region or community, as well as their previous work, volunteer or extracurricular experience related to the North