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Application procedure

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Please contact your home university's exchange coordinator to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). 


How to apply?


Step 1: Be nominated by your home institution

All exchange students need to be nominated by their home institutions before the given deadline:

  • 15 April for fall semester 2021 (August-December)
  • 01 October for spring semester 2022 (January-June)

NB: Some programs may have diverging deadlines. 

Free-movers

We do not require nominations for free-movers. The following programmes are open for free-movers:

For information on the application process, please check out the programmes' webpage, or contact the International Coordinator in the correct Campus. 


Step 2: Apply for the exchange

Once we have received the nomination, the International Coordinator in your campus of destination will provide the application and semester information by e-mail. Application forms can be found in the green box "Online application forms" on this webpage. Make sure to apply within the following deadline to the designated Campus:

  • 01 May for the following fall semester
  • 15 October for the following spring semester

 

Planned period of the mobility

  • Autumn semester: August – December
  • Spring semester: January – June
  • Full academic year: August – June

NB: Some programmes may have diverging dates.

Physical/other disabilities

All students with physical/other disabilities which affect their studies and everyday life must inform about this in the application form.

Document requirements for Erasmus+/EEA students

The Erasmus code of INN University is: N ELVERUM02

Erasmus+ and students on EEA grants need to submit the following documents in the online application form:

  • Learning Agreement signed by yourself and your home institution*
    • OR the Learning Agreement from the home institution
    • OR the Erasmus+ Online Learning Agreement (currently only used in Campus Lillehammer)
  • Transcript of records from your home institution (in English), containing passed courses w/grades and credit points (ECTS)
  • Copy of passport/ID card (valid for six months beyond the planned stay)
  • Picture (optional)

*INN University does not sign any Learning Agreements prior to the application deadline. 

Document requirements for bilteral students

Bilateral exchange students need to submit the following documents in the online application:

*INN University does not sign any Learning Agreements prior to the application deadline. 


Step 3: Await your Admission e-mail

A relevant departmental coordinator/international coordinator at INN University will receive the submitted Learning Agreement (LA) for approval.

Students will receive the approved LA, Admission Letter and Financial confirmation by e-mail within two weeks after the application deadline, including information on the housing offer and more. Make sure to forward the necessary documents to the home institution.

  • If the submitted LA contains course collisions/other errors, revisions are necessary. The International Office will contact students directly to fix the LA.

Step 4: Find and apply for accommodation

The offer differs between campuses. Detailed information on the housing offer to be found in the Campus related webpages.

Students can choose between on-campus housing (student dorms/apartments) or off-campus housing through the private market: www.finn.no, www.hybel.no, www.airbnb.no. Applications for on-campus housing is not possible until one has received admission to INN University. Accepted students will receive information on the application dates in their Admission e-mail. 


Step 5: Order a study permit (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Upon receiving the Admission Letter, students from outside the EU/EEA, and non-EU/EEA citizen studying in the EU/EEA, need to apply for a residence permit. EU/EEA-citizens, Swiss and Nordic citizen only need to complete specific steps after arrival to Norway. 

Certificate of Eligibility

In addition to the Admission Letter, students in need of a residence permit will receive a financial confirmation (Certificate of Eligibility) addressed to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), with the purpose to support the application for a residence permit. The original documents are shipped by post to the International Office of one’s home institution.


Step 6: Order the necessary insurances

All international exchange students must have a valid health insurance before arriving at INN University, either from their home institution, a national or private health insurance provider. A travel insurance is highly recommended. INN University does not offer insurances.


Step 7: Plan your arrival

Please be aware of the travel restrictions and quarantine regulations before arriving in Norway.

Arrival by airplane(s) and/or train(s)

Check out different airlines or other companies for travelling to Norway. Book a ticket with a refund option (highly recommended). Check out the luggage regulations.

Students travelling by train from the Airport/other places in Norway and can use mobile data on their phones, should download the app “VY” and registered their credit/debit card, before arriving in Norway. The app allows one to book a ticket to their destination quickly. Do not purchase a ticket in the app until you have arrived in Norway. Different time zones may affect the ticket.

Arrival by car

Be aware of the changing seasons and the regulations for driving in Norway. It is required to have winter tires during winter due to the weather conditions. Remember to check the quality of your summer/winter tires before travelling to Norway. View the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's web page for further information.

Everyone driving a car has to pay the Norwegian road toll. Students driving with their foreign car should register their vehicle with EPC (Euro Parking Collection) before the journey, to easily check and pay their invoice(s).

The assigned Buddy

Before one’s arrival, the International Office will assign a Buddy to offer pick-up service and assistance throughout the semester. We do not offer a pick-up service from the Airport. Students need to travel to their Campus by train/car/bus.

What students need to complete to be assigned a Buddy, differ from Campus to Campus. Further information provided in the Admission e-mail.


Proof of English language proficiency

Native English speaking students are exempt from submitting proof of English language proficiency. 

Erasmus+ students - not required

Erasmus+ students applying for INN University do not need to prove their English language proficiency. We do, however, expect nominated students to have a good command of English with a minimum of level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Bilateral exchange students and free-movers - required

All bilateral exchange students must provide formal documentary evidence of English Language Proficiency per the stated requirements below (unless stated otherwise in the institutional agreement). 

The following tests and test scores for attending English taught courses at bachelor level are accepted by INN University:

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, with a minimum score of 60 (internet-based).
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing Service, with a minimum score of 5.0.
  • In consideration with the partner institution, other tests such as TOEFL ITP may be accepted. 
  • Pearson PTE Academic with an overall score of minimum 51.

The following tests and test scores for attending English taught courses at master level are accepted by INN University:

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, with a minimum score of 90 (internet-based).
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing Service, with a minimum score of 6.5.
  • In consideration with the partner institution, other tests such as TOEFL ITP may be accepted.
  • Pearson PTE Academic with an overall score of minimum 62.