Mobility grants

BA and MA level students from KUNO institutions can apply for support for:

  • Exchange studies

  • Express courses

  • Work placements

Mobility grants are coordinated by the KUNO Secretariat which applies for funding of student mobility through Nordplus Higher Education Programme.

The KUNO network recommends that long-term mobility is supported with Erasmus+ funding where possible. This applies to semester exchanges and work placements lasting longer than 8 weeks.

See GRANT RATES at bottom of page.


Student exchanges do normally last for one or two semesters. Students should apply to the hosting school according to its deadline and requirements, and in line with home school requirements for making studies abroad.

KUNO does generally not support long-term mobility (3 months or longer). The KUNO member schools should aim to support this through the Erasmus+ programme. The exception from this rule is when home school is not able to provide their outgoing student with Erasmus+ support, eg. when national budget for students is scarce.

Nordplus supports short term mobility (1-2 months) and express mobility (less than 1 month). Students who wish to make short term mobility must organise it together with their home school and hosting school. The mobility must be for studying and be formally recognised (ECTS). Visits/taking part in exhibitions is not supported.

Funding for this type of mobility in the KUNO network may be limited. Support is granted on a first come, first served basis.



Students who wish to apply for mobility grants should contact the international coordinator of their home institution for further advice and guidance. Please use the relevant application form for your mobility:

Student grant application

Training agreement and Traineeship Certificate (work placement)

Learning Agreement for study exchange (3-12 months)

Student Final Report

KUNO Express courses

The KUNO network is proud of its KUNO Express programme, which aims at promoting internationalisation at home and making mobility possible for all students. More than 100 students make mobility within the KUNO network per year, through the KUNO Express programme.

Each KUNO member school should open its door and offer at least 1-2 KUNO express courses pr year. A list of available KUNO express courses can be found here.

For further information about application process and how KUNO Express works, click here.

Exchange students at a KUNO member institution can only receive mobility support from KUNO network if their home institution is a member in the KUNO network. As according to Nordplus handbook, a student must be a degree student at a Nordic/Baltic institution in order to receive mobility support through Nordplus.


Work placement

This type of mobility aims to support students in gaining work experience within their specialised field of study during their study time at the bachelor or the master level. Minimum duration for work placements is 1 week. Same rules apply to this type of mobility as other type of student mobility.

Students who intend to make work placement/internship abroad, should fill out a training agreement in collaboration with home school and receiving institution/partner.

Receiving partner can be an enterprise, gallery, university or an organisation. It can also be an individual artist/designer.

grant rates

Subsistence pr month: 200 EUR
Subsistence pr week, 5-7 days: 100 € (official Nordplus rate is 70 € but KUNO makes a top-up from own funds)
Subsistence pr day: 20 € (if days added to weeks)

Travel support between countries: 330 € (except 660 € to/from Iceland)
Travel support within country: 150 €
-applies to long distance travel if real costs exceed 330 €, e.g. from Tromsö to Vilnius. Student needs to prove this is the case to his home coordinator each time.
-applies to participation in KUNO Express domestically (if student travels between KUNO schools same country, paid by KUNO’s own funds)

Students participating in KUNO express courses and/or making work placements for up to 5 weeks will receive 100 € grant per week (5th week supported by KUNO’s own funds).