Mobility can take place to any north2north institution depending on institutions’ academic and strategic priorities. However, applications to countries outside Erasmus+/Nordplus area will be prioritized.

All staff and faculty members officially employed at a Norwegian north2north institution* can apply for a north2north scholarship to partially cover travel and accommodation in connection with the north2north exchange. (*University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), UIT the Arctic University of Norway, Sami University of Applied Sciences, Nord university, University of Bergen, University of Agder, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, University of Stavanger (Faculty of Science and Technology).

Supported activities: teaching, research and networking activities on an Arctic related topic. If research is the purpose of the north2north exchange, it is required that the host intuition is actively involved, and the expected outcome of the joint activities is described in the application.

The north2north exchanges should contribute to bringing north2north institutions closer together by developing and sharing joint knowledge about Arctic and Northern related issues.

The Norwegian north2North programme supports exchanges that go beyond the participants’ individual benefits and career improvement.

Participation in conferences and scientific events is normally not supported by the Norwegian north2north.

Norwegian north2north contacts can apply for a north2north scholarship to visit other north2north institutions for studying possibilities for cooperation with their institution. They can also apply for the scholarship to participate in international north2north coordinators’ meetings.

Duration of exchange: the duration of exchange should be of minimum 3 days, not including travelling days. North2north funding can be given for exchanges of maximum 2 weeks’ duration. Nevertheless, if a participant wants to stay longer at the host institution, it is possible, but will not be subject to extended financial support from the north2north.

The applicant is responsible for finding the partner university and arranging the exchange. The exchange must be confirmed by the host university (signature in the application form) and by the home university (Faculty Dean/Head of Department and the n2n contact person).

The north2north scholarship cannot be combined with another external funding (e.g. DIKU’s projects).

Mobility should take place in either autumn semester 2020 or spring semester 2021.


Scholarship rates for 2020-2021 are available here:


1 week, NOK

2 weeks, NOK

USA Alaska (UAF, UAA, Alaska Pacific University, Illisagvik College), Greenland

20 000,-

25 000,-

USA (University of New England, University of Southern Maine)

15 000,-

18 000,-

Canada East (Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia)

15 000,-

18 000,-

Canada West (BC, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

18 000,-

21 000,-

Russia East

15 000,-

17 000,-

Russia West, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Islands

UIT campus Kirkenes to Murmansk

8 000,-


7 000,-

11 000,-


10 000,-


Applicants should fill in the Norwegian n2n application form for faculty and staff members

Application deadline: 1 March 2020

Once the exchange period is over, every scholarship recipient must submit an individual narrative report to the north2north contact person at the home institution. Absence of such report may affect the decision on future applications for north2north scholarship.