Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers. The goal of the program is to strengthen and develop cooperation in higher education in the Nordic and Baltic countries, promote Nordic languages and culture and develop common cultural understanding between the countries. The current Nordplus program took effect in 2012 and lasts until 2016. During this period it is estimated that 45 million euros will be provided to projects within the program.
Within Nordplus there is a focus on subject networks where more than three universities collaborate within a certain field of study and the University of Iceland is a participant in many and diverse subject networks. In addition, the University of Iceland participates in multidisciplinary network Nordlys that benefits mostly students who do not have the opportunity to apply for grants from a subject network.
Nordplus exchange grant consists of a travel grant max. € 660 and a monthly subsistence grant of € 200. Students can also apply for shorter visits through visits, 1-4 weeks, in which case the subsistence grant is 70 € per week.
When a Nordplus application for exchange studies is filled in the applicant is automatically applying for the corresponding Nordplus grant as well.
The application deadline is March 1 (or the next business day if the application is on a public holiday).
Doctoral students can not apply for Nordplus grants.