The Nordplus Higher Education Programme is a mobility and network programme in the higher education sector, on bachelor and master levels, for the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The mobility is defined as individual student or teacher exchanges between the partner institutions in a network. Mobility takes place also in projects, such as in intensive courses, but this form of mobility should be applied under project activities and as a part of the total costs for that project.

Student mobility from 1 to 12 months

Mobility grants are awarded for full-time studies or work placements lasting 1-12 months in another Nordplus country.

Work placements grants are awarded according to the same guidelines, criteria and rules as
regular student mobility grants.

The following rules apply to student mobility grants:

  • The studies abroad shall be fully recognised as a part of the degree at the student’s home institution.
  • ECTS shall be used
  • The student has studied for at least one year at his/her home institution (exception: students studying in joint master programme)
  • The student shall not pay any tuition fees or similar fees during his/her stay abroad (with the exception of any student union fees)
  • The student shall live at his/her place of study; commuting between place of study and ordinary place of residence is not permitted 2 For cross-sector projects, networks are recommended to apply under the Nordplus Horizontal Programme. 
  • Confirmation of grant award shall be signed before payment is made 
  • A learning/training agreement shall be signed before the exchange
  • A final report on the exchange shall be submitted by the student after the exchange has been completed (not applicable for express mobility)

Express mobility under 1 month

Students may also be awarded grants for shorter exchanges, so-called express mobility grants.
The minimum duration of an express mobility is one week (5 working days). The express
mobility is intended to broaden the possibilities for students to study abroad for shorter
periods in cases where longer periods are not possible. This mobility scheme is also intended
to encourage and to facilitate institutions to invite students from partner institutions in
ordinary courses organised at the HEIs and thus promote internationalisation at home.
Express mobility grants are awarded according to the same guidelines, criteria and rules as
regular student mobility grants. In express mobility a final report on the exchange is not
mandatory. However, a confirmation of the exchange and studies abroad has to be submitted.