Exchange Students

Special Information regarding COVID

Updated information for incoming exchange students regarding arrival and other COVID-19 related news.

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

Application deadline
Autumn semester: May 1
Spring semester: October 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 Student Welfare Organisation in Østfold (SiØ) 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 information

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?