SIU har blitt Diku – Direktoratet for internasjonalisering og kvalitetsutvikling i høyere utdanning. Det vil komme et nytt nettsted tidlig 2019.



InternAbroad is a pilot initiative that will support Norwegian higher education institutions that aim to establish the structures, routines and networks necessary for providing internship opportunities for students they send abroad.

Current information

9 new InternAbroad projects is allocated from the 2018 application process. 2 projects with Brazilian partners, 2 with South Africa, 2 with China, 1 with Japan, 1 with the USA and 1 with both USA and India. Through the 2018 allocation in InternAbroad, 59 Norwegian students will get the opportunity for internship abroad as a part of their studies. 4 of the projects is related to health, 1 to economy, 1 to law, 1 to education and 1 to architecture and city planning.

About the Programme

InternAbroad is a pilot initiative developed by Diku and supported by Innovation Norway. The objective is to increase the number of students from Norway who do a credit-yielding internship or work placement abroad, where they get practical experience in a job, enhance intercultural competencies and language skills, and acquaint themselves with work environments and business cultures in a foreign country. As a result, students will benefit from a more relevant education, and companies and organisations will benefit from access to a pool of talented students who may become future employees.

Norwegian Higher educational institutions may apply for NOK 300 000 in funding for a two-year project. Funding can be used for development, travel costs, student scholarships and other relevant costs.

The internships may be undertaken in any form of business or organisation, whether it is small or large, private or public, for-profit or non-profit. Eligible host organisations include, but are not limited to, companies, government departments and agencies, embassies, hospitals, schools, kinder gardens, NGOs and research institutes.

Partner countries

In the pilot phase, the funds for InternAbroad are pooled together from UTFORSK and the Partnership Program with North America. The internships must therefore take place in one or more of the partner countries of these programmes: Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Canada or USA.