Exchange Students

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all incoming and outgoing mobility for the autumn semester 2020 is cancelled. Østfold University College looks forward to welcoming new exchange students in the spring.

Østfold University College has exchange agreements with more than 100 recognized universities worldwide. We receive over a hundred international students each year through Erasmus+ and other bilateral agreements.

Apply for an exchange

Østfold University College uses an online nomination service for nomination of exchange students. Below you will find all the information you need to nominate and to apply for a semester or year at Østfold University College


Nomination period
Autumn: March 1 - May 1
Spring: September 15 - October 15

Application deadline
Spring semester: November 1
Autumn semester: May 15

Courses for exchange students

Østfold University College offer a considerable number of courses taught in English, as well as online courses in German, French and Spanish.

Student housing

The Foundation for Student Life offers modern residence halls in Fredrikstad and Halden, within short walking and cycling distance from the campuses. Living in a residence hall gives a unique opportunity to meet fellow students and build a network of new friends.

Semester start

  • Arrival dates
  • Information meeting

The Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme is a contact group for international exchange students, designed to help you become familiar with our institution. The "buddies" are second and third-year students who have volunteered to help you get a good start and to ease you into your new and exciting life at Østfold University College

Study permits

  • Study permits
  • Register with the police
  • Temporary deposit account
  • Renewing a study permit
  • Work permits and tax deduction card

Study information

  • Academic calendar
  • Credit system and grading
  • Degree structure
  • Diploma and transcript

Why choose HiØ?

  • Professional programmes
  • Organisations and societies
  • Modern teaching and research facilities

Services and tools

Contact us

Do you have questions about our student exchange programmes?