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Ms. Elin Ryseth

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Ms. Sissel Klaussen

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Exchange Students

Mountain hike near Henningsvær, Lofoten.

Traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner with lecturers at Røkenes Gård.

Skiing near Harstad. Photo: Michael Lemmerz.

Harstad University College has exchange agreements with many universities around the world and participates in a number of international exchange programmes. 
Exchange students usually study in Harstad for one or two semesters.
As an exchange student at HiH you may choose between the different courses taught in English.
Go to Study Programmes.

Please contact the International Office at your home institution for information about the application process.
Local procedures and deadlines will vary according to each institution.

Find more information on International Relations here.

Bilateral Agreements

Students currently studying at one of our international partner institutions may apply as an exchange student
for one or two semesters and earn credits towards their degree in their home institution.


ERASMUS is the EU's education and training programme enabling students to study abroad.
Through the Erasmus programme, students from Europe may spend one or two semesters at Harstad University College as part of their studies.


Barentsplus is the Barents regional scholarship programme for cooperation within higher education in the Russian and Norwegian paert of the Barents Region.


The north2north student exchange programme provides opportunities for students to experience different northern regions firsthand,
and to share experiences face-to-face by allowing students to study at other institutions.
The participating countries are Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweeden and USA.


Nordplus is a mobility Programme that focus on education and lifelong learning.
The programme offers financial support to students at institutions of higher education
in the eight participating countries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.

Quota Programme

The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries and countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through the Quota Scheme. The objective of the scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education. Each year universities and university colleges in Norway are allocated a certain number of quota students.

If you plan to apply as a quota student, you must be a student either at Pomor State University, Russia or University of Ghana, Ghana. It is not possible to apply for a quota scholarship directly to Harstad University College. Students must be nominated by a partner university.

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