Incoming Erasmus+ Students

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has about 140 Erasmus+ partner universities from all over Europe, and welcomes approximately 200 Erasmus+ students as non-degree students every year. In order to do an Erasmus+ exchage at NMBU, there has to exist an agreement of exchange between NMBU and your home university. As soon as you have been nominated by your home university through NMBU's online nomination portal, you will receive an automatic email from NMBU with information on how to proceed with your application. To apply, please follow the steps explained below.


Application process

Step 1) 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 in the application portal SøknadsWeb. Before you register your application, please read the following information carefully:

Language requirements

NMBU offers courses taught in English and Norwegian. The English courses require 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. 

The academic year at NMBU is organized in five periods

  • Spring semester (Jan-Jun): January block, Spring parallel and June block. Application deadline for the spring semester is 1 October.
  • Autumn semester (Aug-Dec): August block and Autumn parallel. Application deadline for the autumn semester is 1 June.

You might only sign up for one course in each block, since this is an intensive teaching period, and all the exams of the block take place on the same day. However, it is not mandatory to sign up for a course in the blocks. You can meet the fulltime studies requirement (30ECTS/semester) without the blocks and only courses in the Spring parallel/Autumn parallel. 

Academic Calendar 2020 : Information of semester start and semester end for block and parallel period.


About 40% of the courses at NMBU are given in English. Descriptions of all courses can be found in the course catalogue. The courses marked with EN or NO/EN are taught in English. The courses marked with NO are only in Norwegian. The following general distinctions can be made regarding courses at NMBU:

100-level/lower division bachelor courses focus on basic knowledge and working skills within a subject, as a basis for further studies or work.

200-level/upper division bachelor courses develop a critical and more in-depth understanding of the field. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of the subject at an introductory level before taking the course.

300-level/master level courses require a greater amount of high-level intellectual skill such as synthesis of knowledge from different fields, evaluation and the ability to conduct critical analysis. 

400-level/PhD level courses - advanced knowledge in the subject area required and special application procedures apply.

Step 3) 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.
  • Erasmus+ Learning Agreement (The Learning Agreement must contain: 1) Complete home address, including post code 2) Email address 3) List of courses you want to take at NMBU 4) List of courses you are currently enrolled in at your home university).

NB. Learning Agreement: Your English level must be B2 or higher. Your English proficiency is documented by the signature of your Erasmus+ coordinator on the Learning Agreement. You have to choose English level B2, C1 or C2. Admission to courses is confirmed when you receive a letter of admission from NMBU. The Learning Agreement will preferably be signed by NMBU after you arrive Norway.

Step 4) When all documents are uploaded they will appear on your profile under the window "my documents". When all documents appear on this page your application is completed and the application documents are submitted automatically.  Remember to upload all documents before the deadline: 1 June (Autumn semester: Aug - Dec), 1 October (Spring semester: Jan - Jun).

Step 5) Your application is now complete.

When to expect an answer

Autumn semester applications: You can expect an answer from NMBU 1 July.

Spring semester applications: You can expect an answer from NMBU 15 November.

If you have any questions, please contact:



Published 10. November 2016 - 14:02 - Updated 26. February 2020 - 14:07