The north2north mobility program aims to meet the needs of northern people in northern communities with high-quality education by focusing on an Arctic dimension in course delivery and by facilitating opportunities to study, teach and carry out relevant research in different parts of the North.

UArctic north2north mobility embraces all student, staff and faculty exchanges that can benefit northern populations and create a sense of northern citizenship. North2north also aims to enhance mobility and exchange in the UArctic Thematic Networks and to involve students in research activities.

The current north2north Mobility Guidelines incorporate mobility on all levels: undergraduate, graduate and PhD. The exchange period can be short term from 1–3 weeks, or long term up to one year.  Students, faculty and staff of the Arctic higher education member institutions of the UArctic are eligible to go on a north2north exchange.

What is required to participate?
Institutions must provide a north2north contact person who coordinates the north2north program at the institutional level. The essential role of these contact persons is to ensure commitment of the institution to north2north goals, principles and mechanisms, and to secure communication within the institution as well as between home and host institutions. Institutions must provide and maintain course information in English available for north2north exchange students on the UArctic Studies Catalogue.

Please contact the International Mobility Coordination Office:

Organization structure
The program is supported by an international network of north2north member institution contacts, National Agencies and the International Mobility Coordination Office at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway.

north2north Institutional Contact Network
The north2north International Mobility Coordination Office arranges north2north contact meetings under the UArctic Council meeting and under International education conferences like European Association for International Education (EAIE) and Association of International Educators (NAFSA) for those who are attending those events.  In the contact meetings we discuss how we can improve UArctic mobility, learn to know each other faces and each other’s institutions and share experiences.

National Agencies
Some of the Arctic countries have National Agencies with funding for north2north exchanges and some have not. Some of the countries have national north2north funding also for incoming students from some of the other Arctic countries.

See the list of Funding Opportunities by Country.

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