How to apply for exchange

How to apply for exchange

Søknadsweb opens for exchange applications in mid-January. The application deadline is 1 February 2024.


Application deadline 1 February (graduate) / 1 June (undergraduate).

Undergraduate students apply by 1 June for exchanges in the spring semester in the following academic year. Graduate students apply by 1 February for exchanges in the following academic year, autumn or spring semesters.

Please note that your application to the exchange programme will not be considered if you have already accepted a place in the Double Degree or CEMS programme.

  • Application in Søknadsweb

    Application in Søknadsweb

    • Application deadline is 1 February each year for exchange on master level.


    Use your personal identification number or Feide to log in. Unless you already have one, create your own pin code.

    You may prioritise 20 schools in the application. 

    You can apply for an exchange stay during the fall (HØST) or spring (VÅR) semester. Be aware that some schools have several campuses and you must find the campus of your choice in the application online. You can apply for several campuses for one school.

  • Documents to upload

    Documents to upload

    • Please note that if you are applying to Rikkyo, you must include a motivation letter, in English, in your application
    • Please note that if you are applying for a place in a MBA programme, you must include a CV 
    • Please note that if you are applying to a school with language requirements, you must include documentation of language level
    • Please note that if you have had a leave of absence, you must provide necessary documentation
  • Documentation of language skills

    Documentation of language skills

    • English: Your TOEFL or IELTS test results cannot be older than two years in the semester for which you will be applying for admission to your host school. Students that have attended Norwegian Upper Secondary High School may use their Upper Secondary Diploma if it is not older than five years.
    • German/French/Spanish: You must document that you have or will achieve language skills equivalent to two language courses at NHH (15 ECTS) in the specific language before you go on exchange. 
  • Accepting or declining your offer of nomination

    Accepting or declining your offer of nomination

    • You must accept or decline your offer of nomination in Søknadsweb before the given deadline. If you have accepted your offer, you will be sent a link to the student exchange contract to fill out after the deadline.
    • Log into Søknadsweb by following this link
    • You can only accept or decline your offer, not change your destination to another school, even though the school might be lower on the list of preferred schools than the host school you have been nominated for.
    • If you wish to decline your offer of nomination, log into Søknadsweb and decline the offer. Out of respect for fellow students, please remember to follow this process so we can offer your nomination to other qualified students applying for the admission to the NHH exchange programme in round two.
  • Applying in the second application round

    Applying in the second application round

    • If you did not receive an offer in the first application round you can participate in the second application round. You will then receive a list of leftover places and instructions for submitting an application in the second application round. The information will be sent to your student email.
    • If you received an offer, you may not participate in the second application round.
  • Am I guaranteed admission to my host school?

    Am I guaranteed admission to my host school?

    • Be aware that even though NHH has nominated you for a place at one of our partner schools you must still apply for admission directly to your host school. Upon your nomination, NHH considered you as a qualified applicant and reserved a place for you at the host school, but it is essential that you maintain you level of grades and study progression and fulfil any language requirement or work experience requirement in the time leading up to your application for admission to your host school.
    • Host schools may choose to decline your application for admission if you do not fulfil the requirements listed above or if you do not follow the directions and deadlines given you by the host school.
    • Remember that NHH partner schools all operate with different deadlines and various sets of requirements and that students will not receive information about the application process to their host schools at the same time. So do not worry if you have not yet received an email from your host school while your classmate going to another destination has.