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Scholarships / Bilateral scholarship cooperation

Removing obstacles to educational mobility is a Europe-wide goal. Boosting transnational mobility helps students acquire new skills and strengthens future employability.

Partnerships between higher education institutions are promoted under the Grants with scholarship programmes established in 11 countries. These programmes contribute to strengthen education systems through international cooperation and facilitate student and staff exchanges with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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For applicants

Project support is available to applicants in the 11 beneficiary countries. Eligible applicants are institutions in these countries. Scholarships for mobility will also be open for individuals such as students and staff, who can apply through their institution.

For partners

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education, the Icelandic Centre for Research and the Liechtenstein National Agency for International Education Affairs are all involved as programme partners. These organisations can assist donor state entities who wish to get involved as partners.

A partner in one of the donor countries is often required in projects.

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Building knowledge and skills by working together


Investment in research, education and innovation is key to growth and job creation in Europe, making it a major focus in European and national strategies. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support research and scholarship cooperation with twelve countries in Europe.