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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 Call for proposals.

Call for proposals 2017

The Nordic Master call for proposals 2017 was open from 8 May 2017 to 29 September 2017. Read the complete Call for proposals.

Information sessions for applicants 2017

EDUFI arranged two information sessions for applicants 7 June 2017 and 30 August 2017.

Material from the information session 7 June 2017:

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
Guidelines for applicants: Programme Guide (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 below:

LOI for coordinating institution (doc)
LOI for partnering institution (doc)

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 (pdf).

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