Frequently asked questions

What is a Nordplus Higher Education network/project partnership?

  • Consists of a minimum of three partners from three different Nordplus counties. One of the partners must act as coordinator.
  • The coordinator must be a higher education institution authorized/accredited by national authorities.
  • Each partner must have a contact person.
  • A network is defined as a long-term collaboration between partner institutions comprising of one or several activities, i.e. mobility, intensive courses, development projects and joint study programmes.
  • A project partnership is a time-limited (max 3 years) collaboration between partner institutions around a thematically defined project.

Which activities are supported by Nordplus Higher Education?

  • Student and teacher mobility.
  • Intensive courses.
  • Joint study programmes.
  • Development projects within higher education including curriculum development.
  • Establishment of new networks and for meetings of academic staff for the development of established networks.

What costs are accepted?

  • Costs for travel, board and lodging.
  • Rent for meeting premises and equipment.
  • Materials.
  • Fees for external lecturers/experts.
  • Administrative costs up to 5 percent of the used mobility grant. For project activities unit costs are used.

What costs are not accepted?

  • Overhead costs, not connected to the Nordplus project.
  • Possessions (computers, software, other equipment).
  • Costs for non-Nordic and non-Baltic participants (if necessary, costs for external lecturers/experts can be accepted e.g. in intensive courses).
  • Costs for activities outside the Nordic-Baltic region.

How are the funds allocated?

  • The grants are allocated to the network coordinator.
  • The network decides internally how the grant is distributed among the partners.
  • The distribution of the grant should be based on actual costs.