Exchange and internships

Exchange and internships

NHH opens for exchange and internships to selected countries in the autumn of 2021.

Updated Thursday 27 May, 10.42 AM (All information about the autumn semester 2021.)

 Autumn semester 2021

  • Outgoing exchange autumn 2021

    Outgoing exchange autumn 2021

    NHH has decided that outgoing exchange to Europe, Canada, USA, Japan and Russia is in adherence with Norwegian authorities’ definition of necessary travel and therefore may take place as planned in the autumn of 2021.

    Many of NHH’s partner institutions have already cancelled exchange for the autumn semester of 2021 and this number is steadily increasing. 

    This implies that we allow outgoing exchange, if

    1) the host institution accepts incoming exchange students, and

    2) local authorities in the host country do not impose travel restrictions that prevent students from travelling.

    Students must be prepared for the likely event that their exchange semester may be cancelled by the host institution, and this is beyond the control of NHH.

    Likewise, entry restrictions in other countries are beyond the control of NHH. We therefore still advise all students to have a plan B. This can be to continue their studies at NHH in the autumn semester of 2021, postpone their exchange semester to another semester if possible, or consider the opportunity to complete the exchange semester digitally if their respective host university offers this option.

    NHH will monitor the situation closely and communicate with the students who have been selected for exchange in the autumn semester of 2021 should any changes occur. It is also very important that the students keep up to date on the situation, and actively react to information provided by their host institution and local authorities in the host country.

    For students who maintain the plan of an outgoing semester abroad this autumn, it is extremely important that you have insurance. It is advised to check the coverage and conditions of several insurance companies to ensure that your needs are covered in the best possible way. It is also important to notice that many insurance companies have specific conditions that limit the coverage or their ability to assist in case of accidents. Each student needs to consider the consequences this has and how he or she can best handle this.

    Furthermore, students must stay informed about local conditions and what they can expect at the host institution. Students should prepare for quarantine upon arrival, fully or partial digital teaching, limited access to and social activity on campus and in general, and countries and cities may impose restrictive measures for social distancing on short notice, and these measures might be much more restrictive than what we have experienced in Norway so far. Students need to prepare mentally and in practical terms in advance and plan for how they will act under all circumstances.

  • Internships autumn 2021

    Internships autumn 2021

    NHH has decided that students who are planning an internship in the autumn of 2021 that is aimed at being integrated in their degree from NHH may travel to Europe, Canada, USA, Japan and Russia. This is in adherence with Norwegian authorities’ definition of necessary travel and therefore may take place as planned in the autumn of 2021.

    Travel restrictions imposed by your host country may still prevent you from travelling, and this is beyond NHH’s control. If travel restrictions are imposed on the country you are planning to travel to, you must postpone your departure from Norway until the restrictions are lifted.

    Alternatively, you must request permission from the internship company to begin the internship online, and then travel abroad when the restrictions are lifted.

    You must also take into consideration possible quarantine requirements upon arrival and that all practicalities need to be cleared with the internship company. It is therefore advised to arrive in good time before the planned start of your internship.

    If it is not possible to get an agreement with the company about starting the internship from home, and you are prevented from changing the originally planned time for the internship, you must cancel and withdraw from the internship.

    Please be aware that students taking the Internship Abroad courses at NHH may experience that the companies and institutions where their internships are taking place may cancel the internship at short notice. This is beyond NHH’s control.

    In this case NHH will facilitate your continued participation in the Internship Abroad course, as far as possible. For you to be able to continue with the course you must fulfil the following requirements:

    • You must have completed at least four weeks of your internship abroad.
    • You must have completed the required course work.

    The course responsible at NHH will assess whether it is possible for you to continue the course after the internship has been cancelled.

    For further information about what students planning an internship must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please read the section for outgoing exchange students autumn 2021 above.

    EXPENSES CONNECTED TO PLANNED INTERNSHIPS

    If possible, we recommend that you postpone expenses tied to your planned trip.

    Try to buy flexible airline tickets, have a cancellation insurance etc.

    Check whether it is possible to have expenses refunded if you are forced to cancel the stay.

  • Double degree students 2021/2022

    Double degree students 2021/2022

    For students planning an NHH-initiated double-degree stay abroad in the autumn of 2021 or spring of 2022, NHH is now allowing outbound travel. Notice that you may still be prevented from travelling by incoming travel restrictions in your host country.

    For further information about the considerations behind NHH’s decision and information about what students planning a double-degree stay must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please see the section about outgoing exchange autumn 2021.

  • Incoming exchange autumn 2021

    Incoming exchange autumn 2021

    NHH is welcoming exchange students nominated by our partner schools and universities in the autumn of 2021. All incoming exchange students at NHH must always adhere to the current national and local rules and regulations

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

  • Outgoing Exchange Spring 2021

    Outgoing Exchange Spring 2021

    NHH has decided that outgoing exchange within Europe is in line with the Norwegian authorities’ definition of necessary travel, and exchange in Europe will go ahead as planned for the spring semester 2021.

    Unfortunately this means that all outgoing exchange outside Europe is cancelled for the spring semester 2021.

    Europe is defined to include all EU and EEA countries, as well as Great Britain and Switzerland.

    We fully understand that an exchange semester is something most students look forward to and wish to complete as part of their studies at NHH, and that therefore students who have planned an exchange semester outside Europe in the spring 2021 are disappointed.

    However, our main priority is the health and safety of our students. There are also many uncertainties linked to exchange outside Europe; for instance entry restrictions in many countries as well as the (lack of) possibilities to return to Norway before the term is completed if this should become necessary. As of today there are few or no commercial flights to many of the countries outside Europe where NHH normally sends students.

    Many of NHH’s partner institutions outside Europe have already cancelled exchange for the spring semester 2021 and this number is steadily increasing.  

    This implies that we allow outgoing exchange in Europe if

    1) the host institution accepts incoming exhange students, and

    2) local authorities in the host country do not impose travel restrictions which prevent students from travelling.

    Students must be prepared for the likely event that their exchange semester may be cancelled by the host institution, and this is beyond the control of NHH.

    Likewise, entry restrictions in other countries are beyond the control of NHH. We therefore still advise all students to have a plan B. This can be to continue their studies at NHH in the spring semester 2021, postpone their exchange semester to another semester if possible, or consider the opportunity to complete the exchange semester digitally if their respective host university offers this option.

    NHH will monitor the situation closely and communicate with the students who have been selected for exchange in Europe in the spring semester 2021 should any changes occur. It is also very important that the students keep up to date on the situation, and actively react to information provided by their host institution and local authorities in the host country.

    For students who maintain the plan of an outgoing semester abroad in Europe this spring, it is extremely important that you have insurance. It is advised to check the coverage and conditions of several insurance companies to ensure that your needs are covered in the best possible way. It is also important to notice that many insurance companies have specific conditions that limit the coverage or their ability to provide assistance in case of accidents. Each student needs to consider the consequences this has and how he or she can best handle this.

    Furthermore, it is important that students stay informed about local conditions and what they can expect at the host institution. Students should prepare for quarantine upon arrival, fully or partial digital teaching, limited access to and social activity on campus and in general, and countries and cities may impose restrictive measures for social distancing on short notice, and these measures might be much more restrictive than what we have experienced in Norway so far. Students need to prepare mentally and in practical terms in advance and make a plan for how they will act under all circumstances. It is compulsory for all outgoing exchange students to take the NHH «Covid-19-preparedness» seminar that will be available on Canvas on October 15.

    Virtual exchange spring 2021

    Some universities may cancel physical exchange and offer courses via virtual exchange instead. For the Spring semester 2021, NHH will allow students to take courses virtually as a substitute.

    Please note that this will make you ineligible for the Erasmus+ scholarship. If you have been accepted as a fee-paying student it is also likely that you will have to pay the normal tuition fee to your host institution should you be prevented from going on physical exchange and wish to complete the semester digitally instead. Be aware that Lånekassen has not yet clarified whether they will provide additional support for tuition fees in case of virtual exchange in the spring semester 2021.

    You may also combine courses from virtual exchange with courses taken at NHH.

    Students who gets their exchange semester cancelled may also consider undertaking virtual exchange through the Engage.eu Online Exchange-initiative. The course offer for Spring 2021 will be updated later this autumn.

    Innovation School summer 2021

    Master students who get their exchange semester spring 2021 cancelled may have the opportunity to go abroad and gain international experience through participating in NHH’s Innovation School in Germany during the Summer 2021.

    Follow this link for more information about the Innovation School. The application deadline will be on October 15, 2020.

    Expenses connected to the exchange semester

    If possible, we recommend that you postpone expenses tied to your planned trip.

    Try to buy flexible airline tickets, have a cancellation insurance etc.

    Check whether it is possible to have expenses refunded if you are forced to cancel the stay.

  • Internships Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021

    Internships Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021

    NHH has decided that students who are planning an NHH-initiated internship in Europe in the fall 2020 or the spring 2021 may travel. This will be defined as necessary travel.

    Unfortunately this also means that all internships outside Europe are cancelled.

    Europe is defined as EU and EEA countries as well as the UK and Switzerland. For more information about the considerations behind NHH’s decisions, please see the section about outgoing exchange spring 2021.

    Travel restrictions imposed by your host country may still prevent you from travelling in Europe, and this is beyond NHH’s control. If travel restrictions are imposed on the country you are planning to travel to, you must postpone your departure from Norway until the restrictions are lifted.

    Alternatively, you must request permission from the internship company to begin the internship online, and then travel abroad when the restrictions are lifted.

    You must also take into consideration quarantine requirements upon arrival and that all practicalities need to be cleared with the internship company. It is therefore advised to arrive in good time before the planned start of your internship. If it is not possible to get an agreement with the company about starting the internship from home, and you are prevented from changing the originally planned time period for the internship, you must cancel and withdraw from the internship.

    Please be aware that students taking the Internship Abroad courses at NHH or plan on taking their CEMS internship abroad may experience that the companies and institutions where their internships are taking place may cancel the internship at short notice. This is beyond NHH’s control.

    In this case NHH will facilitate your continued participation in the Internship Abroad course, as far as possible. In order for you to be able to continue with the course you must fulfil the following requirements:

    • You must have completed at least four weeks of your internship abroad.
    • You must have completed the required course work.

    The course responsible at NHH will assess whether it is possible for you to continue the course after the internship has been cancelled.

    CEMS students must get in touch with the CEMS Corporate Relations Manager at NHH as soon as possible should their CEMS Internship be cancelled or postponed in order to receive advice and assistance with regards to how this can be dealt with.

    For further information about what students planning an internship in Europe must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please read the section for outgoing exchange students spring 2021 above. The NHH «Covid-19-preparedness» seminar for outgoing exchange students which will be available on Canvas on October 15 is also compulsory for outgoing internship students.

    Students taking independent internships abroad must also be prepared for the internship company having to cancel the internship at short notice. Remember to stay up to date on information from NHH at all times.

    Expenses connected to planned internships

    If possible, we recommend that you postpone expenses tied to your planned trip.

    Try to buy flexible airline tickets, have a cancellation insurance etc.

    Check whether it is possible to have expenses refunded if you are forced to cancel the stay.

  • Double Degree Students 2020/21

    Double Degree Students 2020/21

    For students planning an NHH-initiated double-degree stay abroad in the autumn of 2020 or spring of 2021, NHH is now allowing outbound travel within Europe. Notice that you may still be prevented from travelling by incoming travel restrictions in your host country.

    For further information about the considerations behind NHH’s decision and information about what students planning a double-degree stay in Europe must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please see the section about outgoing exchange spring 2021.

    Outgoing double-degree students in 2020/21 should already have participated in the the «Covid-19-preparedness» seminar, but it is still advised to consider retaking it when the new course is available in Canvas on October 15.

  • Incoming exchange spring 2021

    Incoming exchange spring 2021

    NHH remains strongly committed to international mobility and from the spring semester 2021 we once again welcome all incoming students nominated for an exchange semester or year by one of our partner institutions globally.

    For information about the corona situation and entry to Norway - go to the website of The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.

    Please observe that many students travelling to Norway from abroad must conduct a mandatory quarantine upon arrival. 

    Students travelling to Norway are required to obtain valid travel and health insurance for their entire stay in Norway. Before traveling to Norway, students must please check their travel and health insurance, given the possibility that the insurer’s policy might not provide cover for any claims, losses or costs associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and upgrade if necessary.

    All incoming students will be given the opportunity to apply for accommodation through the Student Welfare Organisation Sammen. Please note that Sammen is not able to guarantee a room for all students in the spring 2021, incoming students should therefore prepare for the event that they may need to secure accommodation on their own on the private market.

    For information on protective measures for students and employees on the NHH campus, links to further information from local municipality authorities in Bergen and national authorities in Norway, please refer to the following website: https://www.nhh.no/en/coronavirus2/