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north2north is a network within the University of the Arctic, where universities and colleges around the Arctic Circle cooperate.

The student exchange programme offers scholarships and placements for one or two semesters at one of the program's partner universities in the United States (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Iceland, Finland and Norway.

All students at Stockholm University, regardless of subject, can apply to north2north. However, students who study courses with emphasis on the Northern and Arctic regions are prioritised.

Students can apply to all universities within the north2north program. The North American higher education institutions participating in north2north allocate a number of places each year, which means that as a student, you do not need to pay tuition fee.

For more information about this, see section ‘Places to study at a North American university.’

  • For a list of universities participating in north2north, click here:

north2north institutions

  • For information about course, programs and institutions, access the UArctic Study Catalogue at: 

UArctic Study Catalogue

  • Places to study at a North American university - Tax exempt: Exchange places at a North American university in Canada and the United States (Alaska) are guaranteed and are distributed among applicants from the four Swedish universities of the north2north program. Locations may vary from year to year.

The scholarship has previously been around SEK 19,000 per student. We prioritise cooperation with North American universities, but can grant scholarships to all countries (though with smaller scholarship sums). The stipend will be distributed according to a selection list. 

The application is open between 1 December, 2020 and 15 January, 2021. Please note that the locations available for exchange will vary from year to year.

Call for application, north2north student exchange 2021/2022

Information on admission requirements for central agreements and networks

Dennis Besseling, a Master's student at the Department of political science
Participant of the Korea Arctic Academy 2017

"I study political science and I am very interested in the Arctic and its future. The main reason why the Arctic is an interesting region is its great importance for the regional and global climate. The Arctic is also interesting because of the impact the melting ice has on regional and global politics and economy."

Read more about what students say about their north2north exchange:

Student reports - Shared Voices - UArctic´s annual print magazine 

Shared Voices - UArctic´s annual print magazine 

Read more about north2north within the network ‘University of the Arctic’

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