Exchange programmes in Upper Secondary Education
When can you participate in an exchange programme?
Lånekassen provides support only for exchange studies outside of the Nordic region for the year in which you would otherwise have completed the second year of upper secondary. If you are travelling to a country where the academic year follows the calendar year, you may be eligible for a grant if you travel after the first semester of the first or second year of upper secondary.
Exchanges via school
If your school has an approved partnership programme with an upper secondary school abroad, you may be eligible for support. If you are taking a vocational subject, your school may also approve eligible stays abroad.
Exchanges via other organisations
You can also travel via an exchange organisation approved by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education.
You must have a school place before you apply. The same deadlines apply to all grants:
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
How to apply
For all support, with the exception of grants for tuition fees, you must use the usual application form for grants for upper secondary education for applicants with statutory rights as a young person.