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

All academic and administrative staff 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.

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.

The goal of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research is that 50% of all Norwegian students must have been on international exchange as a part of their degree by the time they graduate from a Norwegian higher education institution. Academic and administrative staff who apply for n2n support are therefore encouraged to make arrangements for student exchange semesters. Staff applications that emphasize the student exchange dimension will be prioritized when distributing n2n grants.

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.

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 2022 or spring semester 2023.


Scholarship rates for 2022-2023 are available here:

Grant amounts for staff in NOK.

Destination (the receiving institution must be a north2north member)

1 week

2 weeks

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

Canada North (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon)

22 000

27 000

Canada West (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

20 000 23 000

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

17 000

20 000

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

17 000

20 000

Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Islands

10 000

13 000


Applicants should fill in the Norwegian n2n application form for faculty and staff members  and submit it through the north2north contact at home institution. List of north2north contact persons.

Application deadline: Contact your institutional north2north coordinator.

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.

*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).