Exchange and Study Abroad students

Information for students from partner institutions.

Spring semester

 Semester program in Education, Campus Bergen 

Semester program in Intercultural Studies, Campus Bergen
Worldview, 10 ECTS
Diversity and Conviviality in contemporary societies, 10 ECTS
Intercultural Approaches to Human Rights, 10 ECTS

 Pedagogical leadership in Early Childhood Education, Campus Bergen

 Semester program in Global Journalism, Campus Kristiansand

Autumn semester

 Semester program in Global Journalism, Campus Kristiansand

Semester program in Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Campus Kristiansand (autumn 2025)

Semester program in English Language, Campus Oslo (autumn 2025)


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 10 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.


Contact us

For general enquiries regarding exchange studies at NLA University College, please contact the International Office at