UArctic n2n Student Exchange Programs

The north2north student exchange program provides opportunities for students to experience different northern regions firsthand.

A list of University of the Arctic institutions that participate in the north2north student mobility program is posted on the UArctic website at:

It is very important that you carefully research your choices and work closely with your academic advisor/graduate program committee to select a university that it is a good match for your academic and personal goals, UAA degree plan, and language ability. Participating universities vary greatly in terms of course offerings and the availability of courses taught in English. You will also want to make sure that you will have adequate funding to meet the costs of your school-related, living, travel, insurance, medical, personal, and miscellaneous expenses.

Upon receiving your application, UAA's Office of International and Intercultural Affairs will contact your university of choice to verify that they are able to accept a student and confirm their application criteria, procedures, and deadlines.

UAA's selection committee will review the applications and interview the candidates. Students who are chosen by UAA must then be accepted by the host institution. Nominees must meet the host institution's deadlines and criteria. The decision to accept the nominee lies with the host institution. 


  • Be 18-years old or older and a degree-seeking student at UAA or one of UAA's community campuses.
  • Be at a sophomore level or above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have studied for at least one year as a full-time  university student. (Students with a 2.75 or higher may be considered with submission of a statement concerning their academic performance.
  • Have a clear disciplinary record.
  • Have completed the 200-level English composition requirement with a grade of B or higher.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) currently has six semesters worth of spots open for students wanting to study at one of the participating n2n institutions (please find the comprehensive list, sorted by country, here: This means three students can attend an n2n university for a full year (two semesters), or six students can attend for one semester each, or any other combination that would equal six semesters. This means n2n is a competitive exchange, and if interested, you should make sure your application reflects the n2n exchange program principals and goals.
The Office of International & Intercultural Affairs (OIIA) and your major academic advisor will be a constant support to you during your application process as long as you keep in communication. In addition to looking at which countries interest you the most, it may be wise to also do a subject search in the UArctic catalog. You will then have to check potential programs of interest against the list of participating n2n universities, as all UArctic universities are not necessarily n2n participating universities. The UArctic catalog is found here: and under "advanced search", you can search by field of study.

N2N Exchange Program -- Guidance for Students in Certain Majors  

To assist students, a number of UAA faculty engaged in activities related to the arctic or northern regions suggested this short list of universities (click hyperlink) as a starting place for students in the fields noted.


n2n Student Exchange Programs -- UAA Application


APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2014/15 (click on the document titles)

First, download the UAA UArctic n2n Application Instructions for 2014-15 (follow the instructions closely!)