Erasmus+ Students

Erasmus+ Students

Students admitted to the NHH exchange programme in Europe, except Switzerland and the United Kingdom, will receive the Erasmus+ student mobility grant.

If you've been nominated to go on exchange to a university within the EU/EEA or affiliated countries, such as Turkey, you may receive an Erasmus+ grant. You will automatically be added to a Erasmus+ Canvas group before you leave, where you'll find all the information you need about the Erasmus+ programme and grant. 

Bachelor students must complete 60 ECTS prior to their exchange semester in order to qualify for the Erasmus+ scholarship.

You may also receive an Erasmus+ grant if you're interning in Europe. You can read more about this here



    Students admitted to the NHH exchange programme in Europe, except Switzerland and the United Kingdom, will receive the Erasmus+ student mobility grant by filling out the NHH Erasmus+ grant form. 

    • The amount of this grant is currently €410 per month for students travelling to a low cost country and €460 per month for students travelling to a high cost country (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg). Students going on exchange with children under 18 may receive an additional €200 per month.
    • 70% of the total grant is distributed in September for students going on exchange in the fall semester (based on a four month semester) and in February for students going on exchange in the spring semester (based on a five month semester).
    • The remaining 30% of the grant will be distributed the semester following your exchange, but only after you fulfil your obligations as an Erasmus+ student.
    • If your exchange lasts shorter/longer than four/five months your grant amount will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Please note that from the fall 2024 semester, students will receive €530 (for students going to high cost countries) or €470 (for students going to low cost countries). 

    If you cancel your exchange, you must return the entire Erasmus+ grant if your exchange has lasted less than 2 months. If your exchange has lasted more than 2 months, you will need to return part of your Erasmus+ grant. The specific amount will be calculated by the Erasmus+ coordinator. 

    If you have to cancel your exchange due to an unforseen illness, you can apply to retain your Erasmus+ grant. You will need a valid medicial certificate. 



    Erasmus+ wishes to promote equal access and equal opportunities for participation in the programme. Students with fewer opportunities may therefore receive an additional top-up grant of between €200- and €250 per month. The definition of students with fewer opportunities is set by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills, based on guidelines from the Erasmus+ programme.

    The following categories have been established:

    1. Students with children under 18 years old: This applies regardless of how many children a student has, and the child does not need to be part of the mobility stay. Students must sign a declaration (“Declaration on Honour”) to confirm that they belong in this category.
    2. Students with disabilities and chronic illnesses: All students who are covered by the UN definition: "Students who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others" (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UNCRPD) belong in this category. This definition is broad, but states that the disability or chronic illness must be long-term. Students belonging to this category may submit a declaration from their doctor to confirm that they belong in this category.
    3. Students with refugee status: All students with refugee status belong in this category. Students must sign a declaration (“Declaration on Honour”) to confirm that they belong in this category.

    If you belong to any of the above categories, please inform NHH of this when you submit the Erasmus+ grant agreement.

  • Language and Language Test

    Language and Language Test

    You must have good language skills 

    In the Erasmus+ agreement you'll find the required English language level you need to have in order to go on exchange. Most universities require either B1 or B2 CEFR levels (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

    Many universities require proof of language level from incoming exchange students. Contact the Section for International Relations if you need this kind of documentation. 

    Take the EU Academy Language Test 

    It is mandatory to take one language test if you are going on Erasmus+ exchange. You can use the results from this test to document your language skills.

    The test is called Placement test and is available in all 24 EU languages. You must register before you begin following these instructions

    In order to take the language test, you must: 

    • Go to the EU-Academy and log in:
    • In the search field "What do you want to learn today", write "placement test" 
    • Choose a language, generally English 
    • Click "Enrol" 
    • Then click "Attempt quiz now" 
    • The tests takes 10-45 minutes 
    • Once you've answered all of the questions, press "Finish attempt" 
    • You'll find your results on the last page
  • Online Learning Agreement

    Online Learning Agreement

    You must complete a Learning Agreement before you go on Erasmus+ exchange. This agreement needs to be signed by the Erasmus+ Coordinator at NHH, the host university and yourself. 

    NHH uses Online Learning Agreement (OLA), which is digitally signed by all parties involved:

    • You must create an Online Learning Agreement here. Please use Chrome, Edge or Firefox - not Internet Explorer
    • You need to login via Feide or Google. We recommend Feide
    • You need to complete the entire OLA before you sign the agreement. You'll find a step by step guide here (in Norwegian)
    • Once you've signed, your OLA will be sent to NHH ("Sending Institution") 
    • Afterwards, your OLA will be sent to the host university ("Receiving Institution") for signing 

    You will receive an email once the agreement has been signed by all parties. 

    Please note that not every university can sign OLAs. Most universities will become digitalized by the end of 2023, but if your host university doesn't use OLA yet, you'll find a Word version in the Erasmus+ group on Canvas you can use. 

    Please upload a finalized PDF version of your OLA on the Canvas group. 



    As a beneficiary of the Erasmus+ grant, you have the following mandatory steps to fulfil:

    1. You must read the Erasmus+ student mobility charter. The charter contains information about students’ and schools’ rights and obligations in the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme.
    2. You must fill in the Erasmus+ grant agreement and submit it on Canvas.
    3. Take an Erasmus+ language test before and after your mobility (Online Linguistic Suppoert; OLS) in the language you will study in. If you achieve a score of level B1 or lower as a result of the test you will automatically receive access to an online language course. If you score higher and indicated that you would like access to an online language course in the local language, you will automatically receive access to this after completing the test. Your test score will not disqualify you from the mobility and your host school will not have access to your score. Students who will study in their native language are exempted from the test. You will receive an invitation by email to take the tests. More information on the Erasmus + Language Assessment test.
    4. Fill in the Erasmus+ Online Learning Agreement in the beginning of your semester abroad. You will receive an invitation to this to your NHH student e-mail address.
    5. Fill in the Confirmation of Stay document (Word document, 61 KB) at the end of your semester abroad. This confirmation must be signed by a coordinator at your host school and returned to NHH via Canvas. The dates in the CoS form is the basis of your calculated grant amount.
    6. Report back to the Erasmus+ mobility administration. You will receive an email in the end of your semester abroad, asking you to answer questions regarding your exchange semester. This questionnaire is not the same questionnaire which you will receive from NHH and you are obligated to fill in both questionnaires.

    NHH's Erasmus Policy Statement (pdf, 100kb) sets out the institution's strategy to fulfil the commitments in the Erasmus charter (pdf, 1 MB).