For the 7th year in a row, students from the University of Nis have got a chance to study at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim as part of a Norwegian funded exchange programme.
Master students in economy, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine and occupational safety can now apply for scholarship which covers all living expenses for the entire period of study, as well as the cost of the visa, Serbia-Norway return ticket and health insurance.
This year, some 15 to 30 scholarships are to be distributed, depending on the number of semesters (two is maximum).
Interested candidates must have a good knowledge of the English language. Points from this University are recognized as part of their studies at the University of Nis and they will get 30 ECTS points per semester.
Since 2009, Serbian students from the University of Nis have received scholarships for studying one or two semesters at NTNU in Trondheim Norway. Financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the scholarship aims to bring not only the two universities closer together but also increasing the number of bilateral ties between Norway and Serbia.
The programme started on the initiative of the Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia at the time, Mr Haakon Blankenborg, who was an active advocate for establishing academic ties between the two countries. Project Manager in the Office of International Relations at NTNU, Julia Zazghina said that the Serbian students are more and more prepared when they come to Trondheim, “they work more efficiently, are more visible in the classroom and often take an active role in group work and in projects”.
Serbian students taking part in this programme also seem to be very satisfied with studying and living in Norway. They also like the Norwegian people, food, and beautiful nature, but complain on the weather until they find out how the cold can be equally cool, if not more.
October 1 deadline is close so hurry up with your application or share with your friends who might have not heard about it. All the necessary information can be found here.