Incoming Erasmus+ Students

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has about 140 Erasmus+ partners all over Europe, and welcomes about 200 Erasmus+ exchange students every year. In order to do an Erasmus+ exchange at NMBU, there has to exist an exchange agreement between NMBU and your home university.

Once you have been nominated by your home university on NMBU's online nomination portal, you automatically receive an email from NMBU on how to proceed with your application. To apply, please follow the steps below.


Step 1) Nomination

You will receive an automatic email confirming your nomination as an NMBU exchange student, and another email with a password for entering the application portal.

Step 2) Register your application

Register your application in the application portal SøknadsWeb. Before you register your application, please read the following information carefully:

Course Numbering System and Teaching Periods in the Academic Year

Language requirements: NMBU offers courses taught in English and Norwegian. The English courses require minimum English level B2 (CEFR), and the Norwegian courses require documented fluency in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Students should choose courses relevant to their academic background and make sure they meet the course prerequisites before applying. Teaching language and course prerequisites are specified in each course description in our course catalogue. 

Step 3) Online Learning Agreement (OLA)

All students coming on exchange through Erasmus+ must complete a Learning Agreement. This is a contract that must be signed by the student, the home university and NMBU.

From spring 2021 OLA will be mandatory for all incoming Erasmus+ exchange students, and all the signatures will be digital. 

Information and creation of OLA

Step 4) Upload documents

Please upload the following documents to your application profile - Søknadsweb before the application deadline: 

  • Official academic transcripts in English (Official transcript is not just a print, but an official document signed and approved by your home university. French students also need to download academic transcripts in English from their classe préparatoire).
  • Copy of passport/ID card.

When all documents are uploaded to Søknadsweb they will appear on your profile under the window "my documents", and your application is complete. 

Step 5) Deadline and decisions

All documents must be uploaded before:

  • 1 June (Autumn semester: Aug/Sept - Dec)
  • 1 October (Spring semester: Jan/Feb - May/June)

When to expect decisions:

  • Autumn semester applications: within 1 July.
  • Spring semester applications: within 15 November.

Admission to courses is confirmed by OLA, and you receive a digital letter of admission from NMBU. 


If you have any questions, please contact:



Published 10. November 2016 - 14:02 - Updated 30. November 2020 - 14:11