Nomination of exchange students

The nomination of exchange students is the first step for students from exchange partner institutions wishing to spend a semester or year at USN. The nomination process is designed to ensure that all exchange students will have a rewarding experience in Norway based on academic interests, goals and preparation.


Nominations must be submitted by the exchange coordinator/education abroad advisor at the sending institution on behalf of each student seeking an exchange placement.

1. USN international sends an e-mail with all necessary information regarding nominations and direct links to our nomination web in the first half of the semester:

  • Nomination for autumn semester opens February 1.
  • Nomination for spring semester opens September 1.

2. Please nominate your students through our online system within the following dates:

  • April 1 for autumn semester
  • October 1 for spring semester

Only students nominated through our online system will be processed for the online application. Nominations sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

3. Students will receive an automatic e-mail with all application information, once they are nominated by the partner, and may apply through our online system within April 15/November 1.

Please contact international@usn.no for further questions or if your institution has not received the information.

Online nominations

USN has introduced an online nomination system for all exchange partners. Please note that all the exchange students must be nominated through our online system from spring 2018 onwards. Nominations sent by e-mail will not be accepted.