Exchange students

For students from partner institutions and free-movers.

Pedagogical Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Semester programme, BA level, spring semester, Campus Bergen

Intercultural studies
Semester programme, BA level, spring semester, Campus Bergen

• Worldview, 10 ECTS
• Diversity and Conviviality in contemporary societies, 10 ECTS
• Intercultural Approaches to Human Rights, 10 ECTS

Semester programme, MA level, autumn semester, Campus Bergen

Global Journalism
Semester programme, MA level*, autumn semester, Campus Kristiansand

Semester programme, MA level*, spring semester, Campus Kristiansand

*Please notice that Global Journalism courses are on master's level but the semester programmes are also open for qualified bachelor level students from partner institutions.


Spring semester: Early January to mid-June
Autumn semester: Early/mid-august to late December

Nomination deadline: 1 April for autumn semester / 1 October for spring semester
Application deadline: 15 April for autumn semester / 15 October for spring semester
If you need a residence permit, we recommend you to apply early.

For more information, please contact the International Office.

Erasmus+ students do not pay any study or semester fees.

Costs for other exchange students depend on your nationality as well as the agreement your home institution has with NLA. The Norwegian government has implemented tuition fees for students with other than EU/EEA citizenship.

Please notice that non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens must document a sufficient funding for living costs when applying for a study permit. The required amount is 62 685 NOK for the autumn semester, and 75 222 NOK for the spring semester (academic year 2023-24). Funding for the tuition fee must also be documented. For more information please see Immigration to Norway - UDI.

See also: Living costs in Norway

Study permit

Study permit is a residence permit for students. Students with EU/EEA/Switzerland citizenship do not need a study permit.

Students from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland need a study permit to attend their studies in Norway. In order to get the study permit, you must document that you have sufficient funds to cover the tuition and living costs in Norway. Without such documentation, a study permit will not be granted. 

Please start the study permit application process immediately after receiving the admission letter. For more information see the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.

International students are normally guaranteed accommodation through the local student welfare organisation, provided that the accommodation is applied within the deadline.

Accommodation Bergen

Students coming to NLA Bergen can apply for housing through the student welfare organisation Sammen. The application deadline for the autumn semester is 15 May, and for the spring semester 1 November. Please apply here: Sammen housing — Bergen.

Accommodation Kristiansand

Students coming to NLA Kristiansand can apply for housing through the student welfare organization SiA. Before applying, you need a pre-booking code that you will receive from International Office at NLA after accepting your study place. You must not apply without the pre-booking code. The application deadline for the autumn semester is 15 June and for the spring semester 15 November. Please apply here: SiA housing - Kristiansand.

Important notice

Booking accommodation through the local student welfare organization is voluntary, and it is at your own responsibility. It is important to familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions in your housing contract. Please notice that if you cancel your accommodation after the withdrawal deadline, you might have to pay the rent for 3-6 months. The housing contract is between you and the student welfare organization.