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If you are an incoming exchange student, you have surfed onto the wrong page. The information here is for international degree-seeking students who would like to spend a semester abroad (not quota-students). If you are an incoming exchange student Click here.
Student exchange usually lasts one or two semesters and is:
- pre-approved by your faculty
- supported by the State Educational Loan Fund for Norwegian students, and other students who qualify for regular funding – for more information go to www.lanekassen.no. As of autumn 2008, quota students from UiA are no longer able to receive funding for studying abroad through the State Educational Loan Fund.
Exchange or study abroad – what is the difference?
The difference between exchange and study abroad is tuition fees.
Exchange students do not pay tuition fees to the host institution. This includes Erasmus, Nordplus and some of our bilateral partners.
Study abroad students pay tuition fees to the host institution, but these fees are often reduced by our partners for our students. If you choose to travel to an institution where UiA does not have an exchange or study abroad agreement, you will have to pay full tuition fees.
UiA has entered into several cooperation agreements outside of the Erasmus, Nordplus and Leonardo programmes with several universities outside of Europe.
We have several types of bilateral agreements:
- Exchange: you pay no tuition fees
- Study abroad with reduced fees: you pay lower tuition fees than a regular international student applying directly
- Study abroad: you pay full tuition fees, but are guaranteed admission if you are qualified
Some of our partners offer both exchange and study abroad slots, usually dependent upon academic area.
Erasmus is the European Union's largest exchange programme in higher education. Erasmus students do not pay tuition fees and they receive a monthly stipend of appoximately Euro 300.
Please contact Aase Galteland in Kristiansand or Clare Jortveit in Grimstad if you are interested in studying abroad. If you can speak Norwegian or have a friend you can help you, you may also apply online. You can fill out the application in English if you like.
The application deadline is September 20 for the spring semester abroad and February 15 for the autumn semester, full year and also spring semester exchange to the US. Please note that there is only 1 application deadline per year for applications to the US. It is February 15, whether you are applying for the autumn, spring or the whole academic year. We encourage international students to apply early as visa procedures can be time-consuming and complicated.
Your transcript from all studies taken outside of UiA must be submitted with your application, as well as evidence of English proficiency.