Exchange and internships

Exchange and internships

Information about exchange and internships in the spring of 2022.

Updated Thursday 29 October 2021, 1.20 PM (All information about the spring semester 2022.)

Spring Semester 2022

  • Outgoing exchange spring 2022

    Outgoing exchange spring 2022

    NHH adhere with the Norwegian authorities’ official travel advice. The global advice against all non-essential travel was rescinded on 1 October 2021, and no new pandemic-related travel advice has been issued for any countries in connection with this. Regular outgoing exchange may take place as planned in the spring of 2022.

    Some of NHH’s partner institutions have already cancelled exchange for the spring semester of 2022 and this number may still increase. Additionally, some partner universities have chosen to only offer virtual exchange next semester. Students that become affected by these changes will receive information directly by email when changes occur.

    This implies that NHH allow outgoing exchange, if

    1) the host institution accepts incoming exchange students, and;

    2) local authorities in the host country do not impose travel restrictions that prevent students from travelling.

    Students must be prepared for the event that their exchange semester may still be cancelled by the host institution, and this is beyond the control of NHH. Likewise, entry restrictions in other countries are beyond the control of NHH.

    We therefore still advise students to have a plan B. This includes continuing their studies at NHH in the spring semester of 2022, postpone exchange and re-apply for an exchange semester later if possible, or considering the opportunity to complete the exchange semester digitally if their respective host university offers this option.

    NHH will monitor the situation closely and communicate with the students who have been selected for exchange in the spring semester of 2022 should any changes occur. It is also very important that the students remain up to date on the situation, and actively react to information provided by their host institution and local authorities in the host country.

    NHH will not require outgoing students to be vaccinated against Covid-19. It may however be a requirement for entry into the host country or a requirement set by the host university. Because of this and since many countries have a significantly lower vaccination rate than Norway, NHH strongly recommends students to become fully vaccinated before departure. It is the students’ responsibility to remain updated on the rules and regulations relevant to the country they are travelling to and their host university.

    For students going on exchange, it is extremely important to have insurance valid for the entire stay. It is advised to check the coverage and conditions of several insurance companies to ensure that your needs are covered in the best possible way. It is also important to notice that many insurance companies have specific conditions that limit the coverage or their ability to assist in case of accidents. Each student needs to consider the consequences this have and how this can be handled.

    Furthermore, students must stay informed about local conditions and what they can expect at the host institution. Students should prepare for quarantine upon arrival, fully or partial digital teaching, limited access to and social activity on campus and in general, and countries and cities may impose restrictive measures for social distancing and infection prevention on short notice. These measures might be much more restrictive than what we have experienced in Norway so far.

    Students need to prepare mentally and in practical terms in advance and plan for how they will act under all circumstances.

    Not being vaccinated may be very limiting in other countries, as strict regulations and a requirement to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend events, enter restaurants etc is not unusual. Students who wish to be vaccinated before going on exchange may contact Bergen Municipality and it is advised to do this well in time before departure.

    EXPENSES CONNECTED TO OUTGOING EXCHANGE

    • If possible, we recommend that you postpone expenses tied to your planned trip.
    • Try to buy flexible airline tickets, have a cancellation insurance etc.
    • Check whether it is possible to have expenses refunded if you are forced to cancel the stay.
  • Internships Spring 2022

    Internships Spring 2022

    In line with Norwegian authorities’ travel advice, international traineeship mobility may take place as planned in the spring of 2022.

    Travel restrictions imposed by your host country may still prevent you from travelling, and this is beyond NHH’s control. If travel restrictions are imposed on the country you are planning to travel to, you must postpone your departure from Norway until the restrictions are lifted.

    Alternatively, you must request permission from the internship company to begin the internship online, and then travel abroad when the restrictions are lifted.

    You must also take into consideration possible quarantine requirements upon arrival and that all practicalities need to be cleared with the internship company. It is therefore advised to arrive in good time before the planned start of your internship.

    If it is not possible to get an agreement with the company about starting the internship from home, and you are prevented from changing the originally planned time period for the internship, you must cancel and withdraw from the internship.

    Please be aware that students taking the Internship Abroad courses at NHH may experience that the companies and institutions where their internships are taking place may cancel the internship at short notice. This is beyond NHH’s control.

    In this case NHH will facilitate your continued participation in the Internship Abroad course, as far as possible. For you to be able to continue with the course you must fulfil the following requirements:

    • You must have completed at least four weeks of your internship abroad.
    • You must have completed the required course work.

    The course responsible at NHH will assess whether it is possible for you to continue the course after the internship has been cancelled.

    For further information about what students planning an internship must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please read the section for outgoing exchange students spring 2022 above.

  • Double Degree students 2021/2022

    Double Degree students 2021/2022

    For students completing an NHH-initiated Double-Degree stay abroad in the autumn of 2021 and spring of 2022, the same guidelines as described for outgoing exchange applies.

    Please note that you may still be prevented from (re)entering should travel restrictions change if you choose to leave the host country during your stay and need to re-enter.

    For further information about what students currently completing a double-degree stay must be aware of and prepare for before departure and during their stay, please see the section about outgoing exchange in the spring of 2022.

  • Incoming exchange spring 2022

    Incoming exchange spring 2022

    NHH is welcoming exchange students nominated by our partner schools and universities in the spring of 2022.

    All incoming exchange students at NHH must always adhere to the current national and local rules and regulations. We expect you to keep yourself updated on the Norwegian regulations at all times: the Norwegian government’s official Covid-19 web page.

    NHH will not require incoming students to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but strongly recommends it. Your vaccination status might however have implications when traveling to Norway, and if you have to go into quarantine. Please consult official information from the Norwegian government for the current rules and regulations.

    As the situation has changed due to the Omicron variation of the Corona virus, we are now planning for a digital start of the spring semester 2022. 

    You are all invited to the digital welcome sessions in the first week of January.  

    The program will start on 6 January at 13:00 on Zoom. 

    Time: 6 January, 2022 13:00 Oslo 

    Invite will be sent via e-mail to all incoming students

    Lectures will be held digitally the first few weeks in January, in accordance with the infection control measures currently in place in Norway. We are hopeful we can all return to campus as soon as possible, for in-person teaching.

    Information and advice about the current situation at NHH. 

    EXPENSES CONNECTED TO INCOMing EXCHANGE

    For those students who will have to go to a quarantine hotel upon arrival, NHH will cover all the costs related to this (including 3 meals a day). You do not have to call in advance to book it, you can go directly to the hotel.

    How to get to the quarantine hotel:

    • If you arrive between 23 December and 2 January, your quarantine hotel will be:

    Hotel: Scandic Flesland

    Address: Lønningsvegen 9, 5258 Blomsterdalen (walking distance from the airport)

    Phone: +47 55 14 03 00

    • If you arrive 3 January or later (or before 23 December), your quarantine hotel will be:

    Hotel: Scandic Kokstad

    Address: Kokstadflaten 2, 5863 Bergen (not far from the airport, close to a light rail stop)

    Phone: +47 21 61 44 00

    You will have to get there yourself, and you are allowed to use public transport to do so. Security guards and police at the airports can be of assistance should you have any questions.

    If you will have to go into quarantine during transit in Oslo, please notify us of the hotel you are staying at as soon as possible, and we will pay for the stay. Border police in Oslo will notify you if you need to do so, and help you find out where to go and how to get there.

    If you are in quarantine, you are not allowed to show up at campus for lectures until the quarantine period has ended.

 Autumn semester 2021

  • Outgoing exchange autumn 2021

    Outgoing exchange autumn 2021

    NHH has decided that outgoing exchange to Europe, Canada, USA, Japan and Russia is in adherence with Norwegian authorities’ definition of necessary travel and therefore may take place as planned in the autumn of 2021.

    Many of NHH’s partner institutions have already cancelled exchange for the autumn semester of 2021 and this number is steadily increasing. 

    This implies that we allow outgoing exchange, if

    1) the host institution accepts incoming exchange students, and

    2) local authorities in the host country do not impose travel restrictions that prevent students from travelling.

    Students must be prepared for the likely event that their exchange semester may be cancelled by the host institution, and this is beyond the control of NHH.

    Likewise, entry restrictions in other countries are beyond the control of NHH. We therefore still advise all students to have a plan B. This can be to continue their studies at NHH in the autumn semester of 2021, postpone their exchange semester to another semester if possible, or consider the opportunity to complete the exchange semester digitally if their respective host university offers this option.

    NHH will monitor the situation closely and communicate with the students who have been selected for exchange in the autumn semester of 2021 should any changes occur. It is also very important that the students keep up to date on the situation, and actively react to information provided by their host institution and local authorities in the host country.

    For students who maintain the plan of an outgoing semester abroad this autumn, it is extremely important that you have insurance. It is advised to check the coverage and conditions of several insurance companies to ensure that your needs are covered in the best possible way. It is also important to notice that many insurance companies have specific conditions that limit the coverage or their ability to assist in case of accidents. Each student needs to consider the consequences this has and how he or she can best handle this.

    Furthermore, students must stay informed about local conditions and what they can expect at the host institution. Students should prepare for quarantine upon arrival, fully or partial digital teaching, limited access to and social activity on campus and in general, and countries and cities may impose restrictive measures for social distancing on short notice, and these measures might be much more restrictive than what we have experienced in Norway so far. Students need to prepare mentally and in practical terms in advance and plan for how they will act under all circumstances.

  • Internships autumn 2021

    Internships autumn 2021

    NHH has decided that students who are planning an internship in the autumn of 2021 that is aimed at being integrated in their degree from NHH may travel to Europe, Canada, USA, Japan and Russia. This is in adherence with Norwegian authorities’ definition of necessary travel and therefore may take place as planned in the autumn of 2021.

    Travel restrictions imposed by your host country may still prevent you from travelling, and this is beyond NHH’s control. If travel restrictions are imposed on the country you are planning to travel to, you must postpone your departure from Norway until the restrictions are lifted.

    Alternatively, you must request permission from the internship company to begin the internship online, and then travel abroad when the restrictions are lifted.

    You must also take into consideration possible quarantine requirements upon arrival and that all practicalities need to be cleared with the internship company. It is therefore advised to arrive in good time before the planned start of your internship.

    If it is not possible to get an agreement with the company about starting the internship from home, and you are prevented from changing the originally planned time for the internship, you must cancel and withdraw from the internship.

    Please be aware that students taking the Internship Abroad courses at NHH may experience that the companies and institutions where their internships are taking place may cancel the internship at short notice. This is beyond NHH’s control.

    In this case NHH will facilitate your continued participation in the Internship Abroad course, as far as possible. For you to be able to continue with the course you must fulfil the following requirements:

    • You must have completed at least four weeks of your internship abroad.
    • You must have completed the required course work.

    The course responsible at NHH will assess whether it is possible for you to continue the course after the internship has been cancelled.

    For further information about what students planning an internship must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please read the section for outgoing exchange students autumn 2021 above.

    EXPENSES CONNECTED TO PLANNED INTERNSHIPS

    If possible, we recommend that you postpone expenses tied to your planned trip.

    Try to buy flexible airline tickets, have a cancellation insurance etc.

    Check whether it is possible to have expenses refunded if you are forced to cancel the stay.

  • Double degree students 2021/2022

    Double degree students 2021/2022

    For students planning an NHH-initiated double-degree stay abroad in the autumn of 2021 or spring of 2022, NHH is now allowing outbound travel. Notice that you may still be prevented from travelling by incoming travel restrictions in your host country.

    For further information about the considerations behind NHH’s decision and information about what students planning a double-degree stay must be aware of and prepare for before departure, please see the section about outgoing exchange autumn 2021.

  • Incoming exchange autumn 2021

    Incoming exchange autumn 2021

    NHH is welcoming exchange students nominated by our partner schools and universities in the autumn of 2021. All incoming exchange students at NHH must always adhere to the current national and local rules and regulations

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