Every year approximately 150 NMBU students study abroad through one of the unversity'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 accomodating study abroad periods as part of the 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 Quota Scheme financed students from developing countries and from countries the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia, but the scholarship program has been phased out. Students admitted with Quota financing will continue to receive support until degree completion/or maximum allowed time for support.
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.
The Ministry of Education and Research in Norway has prioritised collaboration with Brazil. Brazil has some of the best universities in Latin America, and the country has increased focus on the internationalisation of higher education. Brazil has done this by implementing the Science without Borders scholarship programme, which awards financial support to the most qualified applicants for studies abroad.
For the academic year 2014/2015, there 14 Science without Borders students at NMBU at bachelor, master and PhD levels.