Short-term studies abroad that count to a degree back home
If you have been accepted as an Erasmus+ student in a Global Mobility project (with Albania, Bolivia, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand or Uganda), please read this information.
UiA will issue a BankAxept card to each student. As soon as possible after arrival you will be able to pick up your card at the university. You must show your passport and sign a document to activate your card. Please bring with you sufficient means for your first days in Norway.
The first payment to your BankAxept card will include your scholarship for the first TWO MONTHS (minus your housing payment), as there can be some extra expenses your first weeks in Norway. The next payment will be in October/March (for students arriving in autumn/spring respectively).
The card may be used in shops marked with "BankAxept" and to withdraw money from ATMs. It cannot be used for online payments.
Students staying two semesters must start the process to get a Norwegian bank account as soon as possible after arrival. When this is settled the Erasmus+ Grant will be transferred to your bank account instead of your BankAxept card.
The exchange rate is constant throughout the project period.
For the project period 2017-19, € 1 = NOK 9,53. This concerns students from Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand and Uganda.
For the project period 2018-20, € 1 = NOK 9,51. This concerns students from Bolivia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, China and Albania.
Students coming through 2017-19 projects will receive € 850 per month Students coming through 2018-20 projects will receive € 900 per month
UiA will deduct your rent from your grant, and pay directly to SiA Housing on your behalf. You will still receive invoices from SiA Housing to your online SiA account, but you may disregard these.
The rent of different types of accommodation differ. This means that not all students will receive the same amount to their BankAxept cards.
Please note that you must yourself terminate your contract with SiA Housing. This must be done at the latest by the 1st of the month prior to the month when you will be leaving (ex: If you leave on 4 June, you must terminate your contract by 1 May).
You will receive a grant until two days after your last exam, and your rent will be covered accordingly. If you wish to stay on for a couple of days/weeks, you must make arrangements with SiA Housing. You will then have to pay the rent for the extra days yourself.
The participant shall have adequate insurance coverage. Mandatory insurance coverage is health insurance. In addition, travel insurance is highly recommended.
Insurance expenses will be covered by an extra scholarship. You must order and pay your insurance yourself, but UiA will give you a refund upon arrival. Please bring the original receipt.
Letter of Acceptance (page 2 addressed to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
The letter confirms that you are guaranteed student housing, and that you will get an Erasmus+ Grant. You will therefore not need to present a housing contract.
Visa expenses will be covered by an extra scholarship. Please start your visa application process as soon as possible, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org when you have registered your visa application at the UDI webpage. UiA will then pay the visa fee on your behalf.
Please do not use an agent for the visa process, as the grant will only cover the visa fee itself, and no service costs.