Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers. The goal of the programme 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 programme 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 programme.
Within Nordplus there is a focus on subject networks where more than three universities collaborate within a certain field of study. The University of Iceland is a participant in many and diverse subject networks. In addition, the University participates in the multidisciplinary network Nordlys that benefits mostly students who do not have the opportunity to apply for grants from a subject network.
Nordplus exchange grants consist of a travel grant of up to EUR 660 and a monthly subsistence grant of EUR 200. Students can also apply for shorter visits, 1-4 weeks, in which case the subsistence grant is EUR 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 1 March (or the next business day if the application is on a public holiday).
Doctoral students can not apply for Nordplus grants.