Exchange Conditions Score of Norway (NMSA)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
4-weeks
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Academic requirements for the students
Will vary from project to project. Make sure to read the information specific for each project you apply to.
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Norwegian
(Excellent)
Not Required
Swedish
(Excellent)
Not Required
Danish
(Excellent)
Not Required
Calendar
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Norway (NMSA) - University of Tromsoe, Tromsoe yes
Norway (NMSA) - University of Bergen, Bergen yes
Norway (NMSA) - University of Oslo, Oslo yes
Calendar Remarks

Each LC has very specific dates for when they can accept their incomings. These days cannot be changed. The dates for the 2018-2019 season are:

Bergen: Monday 2nd July - Friday 27th July 2018
Oslo: Monday 13th August - Friday 7th September 2018
Tromsoe: Monday 7th January - Friday 1st February 2019

Trondheim: Will not accept incoming students in 2018-2019

 

Number of incomings
10
Projects available
Cities
- Norway (NMSA) - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
- Norway (NMSA) - University of Tromsoe, Tromsoe
- Norway (NMSA) - University of Bergen, Bergen
- Norway (NMSA) - University of Oslo, Oslo
General Information
Hours per Day
8 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code

Lab dresscode: Casual/business casual

Required in the lab: Long pants and closed toe shoes

What to Bring

Required: Bring your own logbook
You do not need to bring your own lab coat or any other equipement. 

Unilateral fee
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
We do not accept unilateral incomings.
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
- Airbnb
Boarding (meal)
- At hospital
Times per day
1
Pocket money
Not applicable
Social Program
There is a social program in all the cities. Because the periods vary and the cities are in different parts of the country the social program is different in every city. In Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim we will do summer activities, and the program usually include a cabin trip, barbecuing, an international food and drink party, sightseeing, going out and more. In Oslo the exchange period is in the academic year and there are usually lots of local students who participate in the social program. In Tromsoe the exchange is in January. The winter darkness gives you the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora polaris), and the students usually get the opportunity to try cross-country skiing, dog sledging and snow scootering. Our social program is diverse, well organized and fun! Please note some activities may require an additional fee.
Special Remarks
The lodging and boarding will be arranged and payed for by the hosting NMO.
Application Form
Deadline
16 WEEKS
Special Remarks
Please put these dates in your AF, any AF with incorrect dates will be sendt back. 
University of Bergen: 02. July to 27. July
University of Oslo: 13. Aug to 7. Sept
University of Tromsoe: 7. Jan to 1. Feb 

These are the final exchange periods with no option to change the dates. The student must stay for the entire exchange period. 

The AF requires one general motivation letter in addition to the specific motivation letters for each of the three projects. This is the Other 1 document in the Card of Documents. The Other 4 is for travel insurance.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Photo (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Students' Record (Subjects passed) (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Language Certificate (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 3 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport Copy (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Rules Form (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 4
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 1 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
Upon Arrival documents
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Special remarks
Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 weeks
Special remarks
Periods stated in the CAs are meant DEFINITELY. Students not showing up at the arranged date will lose accommodation and position in the research project without any announcement.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
All visas and other documents required for doing the exchange must be ready before sending the CC. The arrival details also needs to be correct. After the CC is sent, we do not accept changes to any agreed details stated in the sent documents. In case of extraordinary circumstances, requests needs to come thorugh the sending NORE.
Visa
Visa
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
Yes
NMO must be notified 8 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
A tourist VISA will do. All students who need a VISA to Norway will get an Invitation Letter (IL) in English. This is to be given to the Norwegian Embassy in the student’s country or the nearest one abroad. The Norwegian NORE cannot help students who apply for VISA through a foreign embassy (Ex; the Danish one)! For more info visit http://www.udi.no/en/ 

If the student needs a hard copy of the IL, this must be requested before the 20th of February for exchanges in Bergen, Trondheim or Oslo and before the 20th of July for exchanges in Tromsø. Students from inside the Schengen Area do not need any visa or an IL. For other countries, please check this website to see if you need a visa: https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/
Insurance
Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Travel Insurance

Special remarks
NMSA- Norway REQUIRES Health Insurance, however, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country, and should be arranged in your home country. As a citizen from EU/EEA or Switzerland you should also bring their EHIC. For more information about the EHIC and where to get it, see http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559 
*The health insurance number and contact information must be attached to the CC, and uploaded in the CoD at least four weeks before the start of the exchange, othervise the exchange might be cancelled.

NMSA- Norway REQUIRES Travel Insurance, however, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country, and should be arranged in your home country.
Health Documents
Documents

Special remarks
Substitutions
Substitutions
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
- We accept substitutions
- Substitutions depend on the LC
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks

Please inform the NORE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if an accepted student suddenly has to cancel his/her exchange. We put a lot of effort into requiting tutors and cancelations will make it harder for us to requit them in the future. 

If a substitution is possible please let the NORE know as soon as possible. Sometimes we need the substitute to be of the same sex and to have passed the same subjects as the original exchange student, other times this is not neccessary. 

Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
We focus on academic quality, and all students have to fill out the logbook. It is required that the students bring the logbook from their NMO, but in case of failure to bring it we will provide a logbook for them. All the departments get an explanation about how to use the logbook, and the LOREs will check that the students fill it out both during the exchange and before giving out the certificate. All students have to fill out the evaluation form before getting the certificate.

To receive a certificate, the student must:
- attend at least 80% of working hours
- fill out the logbook
- fill out the evaluation form
- behave responsibly


Money: Norway is one of the worlds most expensive countries to live in, and students going on exchanges to Norway must have sufficient founds to pay for their own activities and all meals except lunch. We would recommend the student to have a minimum of 500 euros available to cover living expenses and unexpected costs.
Validation Date
08/07/17
Date Last Update
08/07/17