As a student at UiS, you have the opportunity to receive part of your education abroad, without losing time from your studies.
UiS co-operates with universities throughout the world, and you can study abroad for a period of two months to one year. You can read more about why you should go on a student exchange here.
An increasing number of employers value good language skills. You can improve your English or other foreign language skills by travelling abroad.
Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to specialise in different courses from those available to you in Norway. Also, your lecturers and fellow students will help expand your academic horizons, giving you new perspectives that will be useful to you and to future employers when you return.
More career opportunities
Companies are increasingly looking for international skills, and a period of study abroad will make your CV stand out. If you are aiming for an international career, it will be advantageous to have had some of your education outside Norway.
As an exchange student, you will meet new people and gain an increased understanding of and insight into other cultures and lifestyles. You will learn to stand on your own two feet while also gaining unique life experience!
Good grant schemes
Studying abroad is an enriching investment, and some students may be eligible to apply to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund for an extra loan or grants for your stay abroad. Students who go on exchanges in the Nordic countries or Europe will get a separate supplementary grant.
Now or never?
As a student you have a wonderful opportunity to live abroad for a period while at the same time increasing many areas of competence, expanding your horizons and gaining unique life experience. Seize the opportunity!
Where and when can you go?
All study programmes have their own recommended educational institutions and travel semesters. Please find your study program and read about student exchange.