Online Nomination

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences uses an online nomination service for nomination of exchange students. The deadline is 1 May for nomination and application for studies starting the Fall semester and 1st of October for students starting the Spring semester.

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Nomination process for partner institutions

NIH partner institutions who are registered with one or more accounts will receive an e-mail with username and instructions for how to use the service. To be registered as a new user in the system, please contact us at

See the complete list of partnered universities here.

STEP 1 - Log in:

You log in to the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences online nomination service here:

The Nomination application supports Internet Explorer 8 or newer versions, along with most other browsers (e.g. Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome).

  • Username: Your username is the email-address which is sent to you in an e-mail from Norwegian School of Sport Sciences International office. (If you have not received this email, please see "Contact us" below).
  • Password: To log in the first time you must order the password from the log in page. Enter your e-mail address (the address stated in the email from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences) and click on "Send password".

STEP 2 - Choose relevant agreement:

After log in you will see the agreements your institution has with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (the agreements that are registered on your username). Select the relevant agreement from the list and click on the button “Add new nomination” to nominate a student on the agreement.

STEP 3 - Register nominated students:

Add the student's information starting with the student's e-mail address. Please take care to enter the date of birth correctly on the format YYYY.MM.DD. Please also choose correct term(s) for admission.

After completing the student's information, click on "Add Nomination" to save the data. After ca. 30 minutes the system will send a confirmation e-mail to the nominated student's e-mail address and a copy to you. If you wish to cancel the nomination of the student, no e-mail will be sent if you cancel by clicking on the delete button (red circle with the white cross) within 30 minutes.

Please note that the data you have entered about the student cannot be edited once it has been entered by clicking on the "Add Nomination" button. If you typed incorrect data, you must delete the nomination using the delete button (red circle with the white cross) and then click “Add New Nomination” to start the process again.

STEP 4 - Upload relevant documents:

Partners must upload the student's relevant documents in the nomination process. After the student has applied you will have the possibility to upload documents. All documents should first be scanned and saved on your pc. To upload the documents you click on “Documents and Details” under the “Action” section, and on "Choose" to browse for the documents. The documents you open will be uploaded directly into the system. You can click on “Download” if you need to check the uploaded document, or “Delete” if you want to remove it.

Repeat the process for each of the nominated students.

Relevant documents for Erasmus and Nordplus/Nordlys students:

  • Learning Agreement
  • University Transcript of Records/mark sheet/index/ relevé de notes of post secondary education (Preferably translated into English in original language and/or translated)
  • Motivational Letter

If you nominate Erasmus students, you may also upload the Erasmus Learning Agreement (.docx, .pdf) with the nomination. The International office at NIH will sign the Learning Agreement and return it to the student when he/she has completed the course registration and have been admitted to courses at NIH.

Relevant documents for bilateral students:

  • Learning Agreement
  • University Transcript of Records/mark sheet/index/ relevé de notes (of post secondary education, in original language)
  • Translations in English or a Scandinavian language of transcripts/ mark sheet/index/relevé de notes of post secondary education
  • Motivational Letter

STEP 5 - Add more students :

Complete Steps 2 and 3 for each student your institution is nominating to the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Once you have added a nomination, see the list of students you have nominated, and their status.

You may now see the details and upload documents for each student you have nominated, by clicking on the button "Documents and Details", or nominate more students.

You may log in again later to upload more documents and to check the application status of your nominated students.

After nomination

E-mail to students: When you have finished the nomination, the students you have nominated will receive an email from NIH confirming that they have been nominated by your institution. The students will be given further instructions for completing their application in the NIH online application service for students (Søknadsweb).

Student application status: You can keep track of each student's status by logging in on the online nomination service any time. On the “Available agreements and admission” webpage you may see all relevant agreements and the application status of your nominated students; nominated, applied, admission granted, withdrawn etc.. You may also upload further documents for each student.

Questions? If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Application process for students

The nominated students will be sent an e-mail which contains a link to the Norwegian School of  Sport Sciences online application service ("Søknadsweb") and instructions on how to complete the application there. The students must complete the application online before:

  • 1 May for studies starting the fall semester (August - December or August - June)
  • 1 October for studies starting  the spring semester (January - June).

Letters of Admission will be sent out in the middle of May for the fall semester and the middle of October for the spring semester.

Contact us

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the International office at

If you are one of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences partner institutions, and plan to nominate students to NIH but have not received a username, you may contact us at Please send us your name and e-mail address and specify which agreement(s) (or field of study/subject area) you are responsible for.

Contact us

International Office