Exchange programmes

Agreements for Student Exchange and Co-operation in Education

This page aims to provide an overview of agreements for student exchange and co-operation in education between SANORD member institutions in Nordic countries and southern African region. Here we list the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Student Exchange Agreements (SEA) between the Nordic universities and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) universities.

Student Exchange Agreements (SEAs) are only meant for Undergraduate and Graduate (Master) students. However, exceptions of admitting PhD students on SEAs are possible at some of the member institutions. These SEAs are university-wide agreements and the duration of the exchange ranges from 1 to 2 semesters.

Students are advised to check the university websites for each agreement and contact each university’s International Office for the most current information, especially information such as number of study places available per term and the deadline for submitting applications.
The updated information should be available on each university´s website.

Student Exchange Agreements between SANORD member universities : Sweden and southern African member institutions


Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Helene Elvstrand and Nursing Programme, Eva Molander

Rhodes University (RU)

(in Political science/environmental studies, Per Assmo)




Agreements for Student Exchange and Co-operation in Education between SANORD member institutions : Norway and southern African member institutions





Student Exchange Agreements between SANORD member universities : Finland and southern African member institutions



Dear all friends of the SANORD community. 

The organising committee follows the pandemic situation closely. Many of us in the SANORD community are now busy working around challenges and solutions for our respective campuses, and for many the work situation has been challenged by the situation. 

We have therefore decided to postpone the deadline for submission of abstracts until April 20th. Registrations will be possible from April 1st. 

As of now, we plan to organise SANORD 2020 9-11 September, as scheduled. We will, however, adjust if governmental and institutional advice informs us otherwise. This will be clarified at a later stage, and we will keep you updated here. 

We sincerely hope to see you in a healthy Bergen in September! 

Stay healthy,

The SANORD 2020 team

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