Funding for collaboration

There are many different opportunities for funding for international collaboration with the University of Oslo. In the list below you will find short introductions to some of the best Norwegian and European programmes for supporting collaboration in education and research.

Norwegian funding programmes for UiO's priority countries

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research (INTPART)

INTPART is a highly competitive programme which funds cooperation between Norwegian research institutions and excellent partners in Norway's priority counties. 

INTPART projects awarded to UiO 2015, 2016 and 2017

Read more (RCN)

Eligible countries: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South-Africa, USA and Norway.

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)


The UTFORSK partnership programme aims to link educational activities with ongoing research cooperation between Norway and the BRICS countries and Japan. 

Read more (SIU)

Eligible partner countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Japan and Norway 


UTFORSK Brazil is a joint programme between SIU and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) intended to strengthen cooperation between Brazilian and Norwegian higher education and research institutions.

UTFORSK Brazil projects awarded to UiO 2013-16

Read more (SIU)

Eligible partner countries: Brazil and Norway

The Partnership Program for Higher Education Collaboration with North America

The partnership program supports cooperation between Norway, USA and Canada. Central objectives are better integration of research and education in international cooperation.

Read more (SIU)

Eligible countries: Canada, USA and Norway

The Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART)

NORPART was launched in 2016 and supports academic partnerships and two-way student mobility with an emphasis on Master and PhD level between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries.

Read more (SIU)

Eligible countries: Selected countries in the Global South and Norway

Nordic Russian Cooperation programme

The programme is built on mutual Nordic-Russian interests, and is managed by SIU on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The main objective of the programme is to promote cooperation activities in education and research between the Nordic countries and Russia.

Read more (SIU)

Eligible countries: Russia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway


The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED)

NORHED is a programme for capacity building in developing countries in cooperation with Norwegian higher education institutions. Projects include joint research, PhD training, and development of educational programmes in the Global South.

Read more NORHED (UiO) and NORHED website (Norad)

Eligible countries: Countries listed on the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients

Nordic and European programmes

Nordic funding

The Nordic countries have several joint programmes for funding cooperation and mobility in research and education. The Baltic countries can participate in most of the activities.

Nordic Research funding (RCN)


Eligible countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

European funding

Horizon 2020

Norway participates fully in the EU Horizon 2020 programme for cooperation in research and innovation. UiO has been particularly successful in obtaining ERC grants.
Read more about UiO's Horizon 2020 projects and ERC projects.

Read more about the Horizon 2020 programme on the EU website


Norway participates fully in the EU Erasmus+ programme for cooperation in education and training. Some Erasmus+ funding is managed by the Norwegian national agency SIU. The programme supports mobility and cooperation projects. Some activities are only for European countries, while others are open for partner countries outside Europe (EU website)

Read more about Erasmus+ on the EU-website

Eligible countries

EEA grants

EEA grants and Norway grants are programmes for cooperation between the EEA/EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
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Eligible countries


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Published Apr. 28, 2016 1:12 PM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2018 2:20 PM