Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU)

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is an internationally recognised research university with a high academic standard.


Every year approximately 150 NMBU students study abroad through one of the university's agreements, and we receive about 200 international exchange and guest students at NMBU. NMBU has more than 120 bilateral agreements, Erasmus+ agreements, and other types of collaborations with internationally recognised institutions from all around the world. NMBU works actively towards accommodating study abroad periods as part of an NMBU degree.

NMBU also participates in the following international programs:


Erasmus+ is the largest program for collaboration in education in Europe. Erasmus+ is financed by the EU-system and it is connected to its own scholarship programme.


The Eurasia programme focuses on collaboration between institutions in Norway and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The programme consists of a scholarship scheme and project funds.

NMBU has been awarded financing for three collaboration projects and limited scholarship funds.


INTPART will fund partnerships between Norwegian higher education and research institutions and excellent partners in prioritised counties. Special emphasis is on integrating higher education- and research, and may include business partners. INTPART is an SIU and Research Council collaboration.


The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network (NOVA), is a university cooperation aimed at supporting the understanding of major global challenges in a Nordic context.


Nordplus is a scholarship programme of the Nordic Ministry designed for Nordic universities. Nordplus is based on networks between universities / faculties, and students whose faculty is a member of this kind of network can participate in the Nordplus exchange.


The UTFORSK Partnership Programme supports project cooperation between higher education institutions in Norway and higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa.

Published 20. August 2014 - 15:02 - Updated 8. December 2020 - 15:23