Below you can read about the main principles of the Barents+ mobility programme 

Student Exchange

Partner institutions can apply for a certain number of student scholarships for exchanges for periods from one week to one semester.  The scholarships are supposed to only partially cover travel and residence expenses (up to 70%).

The host and home institutions should agree upon a study program for the student, make it suitable/recognizable for both institutions, and make sure that the student is familiar with the study program and educational rules at the host institution. Institutions list applicants for the scholarship in priority order in the institutional application form.

Institutions are responsible for eligibility of outgoing students. After a partner institution has received a student grant for its own students, it should inform the host institution about the allocation and nominate own students for exchange. Persons receiving a scholarship, have to be academically qualified, and speak fluent English/Norwegian/Russian in order to be able to understand and speak the language of instruction.

The host institution may decline proposed candidates if the students are not qualified for the study program they applied for. In this case the home institution should contact the Barents Plus office for reallocation of the scholarship.

Host institutions need a developed reception service for incoming exchange students.

Exchange students are exempt from paying any tuition fees to the host institution, provided that they have been formally nominated to spend a part of their degree abroad by their home university.

Academic and Administrative Staff Exchange

Institutions of higher education can apply for staff exchange scholarships for lecturing at a partner institution with duration of up to one month.

During the stay, guest lecturers are supposed to give lessons for at least four academic hours per week. In addition to these hours, the stay can be used for guidance of students, developing new courses, course material, methods, etc. The scholarship should be used to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The Barents Plus scholarship normally can not be used for salary payments for teachers or interpreters. All visits should be agreed upon and planned with the host institution BEFORE the institutions submit application for the scholarship. Confirmation from the host institution about length and purpose of the visit should be attached to the teachers' application.

Barents Plus programme can also support exchanges of administrative staff  provided the applicants have and submit a concrete plan on how these visits can contribute to interinstitutional cooperation and exchanges.

Participation in Summer /Winter School

Teachers, students, administrative staff and freemovers can apply for scholarship for participation in summer and winter schools in Russia or Norway. 

Pictures from autumn school in biotechnology in Petrozavodsk 2019. Cooperation between UIT the Arctic University of Norway and Petrozavodsk State University.

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Last updated: 21.03.2023 10:30