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Student applicants

Students who wish to apply for admission to a Nordic Master programme are advised to contact directly the programme they are interested in. The entire admissions process is the responsibility of the individual programmes.

More information about studying in the Nordic region is available on the “For students” page and information on the programmes that have received funding is available on the “Programmes” page.

University applicants

Universities wishing to apply for funding to set up a joint Master’s programme as a consortium with their Nordic partner universities are advised to follow this page for more information on the Calls for proposals. The programme is provisioned to have them yearly.

Call for proposals 2018

The Nordic Master call for proposals 2018 was open between 30 April 2018 and 31 October 2018. Read the complete Call for proposals 2018 (pdf).

Information sessions for applicants 2018

EDUFI arranged two information sessions for applicants. The first webinar was held on Monday 4 June 2018 and the second on Thursday 13 September 2018.

Material from the information session 13 September 2018:

Who can participate

  • The applying consortium consists of at least three higher education institutions from eligible countries and/or their autonomous regions.

  • The participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) must be recognised by the competent national authorities and offer research-based education at the second-cycle level.

  • The eligible countries and their autonomous regions that may take part in the programme are:

    • Denmark

    • Finland

    • Greenland

    • Iceland

    • Norway

    • Sweden

    • the Faroe Islands

    • the Åland Islands.

  • The collaboration within the consortium should be regulated by an agreement signed by a legal representative of each partner institution.


Applications are submitted on the electronic system Espresso.

Read the complete Call for proposals 2018 (pdf)
Guidelines for applicants: Programme Guide 2018 (pdf)

All institutions in a Nordic Master consortium are to provide a Letter of Intent on their behalf. Download the Letter of Intent (LOI) templates here below:

LOI for coordinating institution (docx)
LOI for partner institution (docx)

Late applications will be excluded from the evaluation process.

Assessment of applications and decision making

Once the call for proposals has closed, the applications will be assessed. Further information on the assessment, the decision-making process and the criteria is available in the Programme Guide 2018 (pdf).


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