north2north exchanges

Empowering northerners and northern communities through education and shared knowledge

The north2north mobility program is offered through the University of the Arctic (UArctic) and provides exchange opportunities at participating institutions across the circumpolar north. Further information about north2north can be found in the program guidelines, or on the UArctic website.

north2north information sessions

Join us to learn about applying for a north2north exchange in the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.

Upcoming Q&A sessions:

January 31 (online)12pm - 1pm, please register HERE

February 2 (Ayamdigut Campus, the Pit outside the welcome centre) | 12pm - 1pm

Northern Canada north2north funding:

The northern Canadian north2north funding is available for students and staff/faculty at participating north2north member institutions in Canada with a priority to support those who are living in or from Canada's arctic and northern regions (YT, NT, NU, Labrador), and/or studying/researching/teaching subjects relevant to Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar subjects. Exchanges can take place between participating north2north institutions in USA, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Exchanges between or to the territories of Canada may be supported as well. 

Application rounds are held in February and September each year. Exchanges can take place in the upcoming academic year for semester exchanges or from April to March for short-term exchanges.

Steps to apply:

  1. Contact your home institution's north2north coordinator so they are aware of your interest.

  2. Apply for funding, current application deadline is February 17, 2023. (Decisions for funding will be communicated by early March).

  3. If successful, work with your home institution north2north coordinator to set up an exchange.

Student Application Students will need to upload a transcript in English and this student questionnaire.
Staff Application Staff/Faculty will need to upload this staff questionnaire.
    Eligibility

    Decisions for funding are founded in the principles of the Canadian Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, in consideration of the UArctic north2north criteria. This program is intended but not limited to make exchange opportunities throughout the circumpolar north available to arctic and northern students and staff/faculty studying in or working in Canada’s north. 

    Priorities for offering exchanges as follow:

    1. Indigenous students and/or staff/faculty in and from the north (YT, NT, NU, Labrador).
    2. Non-Indigenous students and/or staff/faculty in and from the north (YT, NT, NU, Labrador).
    3. All other Canadian students studying at a north2north member institution. Students who are enrolled in or interested in studying programs related to Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar studies will be prioritized.
    4. Students from a north2north member institution in USA or Iceland wanting to attend a north2north institution in Canada, priority will be given to students planning to attend an institution in northern Canada.

    Requirements for Students 
    1. A student must be considered a domestic student in a Diploma, Degree and/or Graduate program and have or will have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies prior to their exchange.
    2. Students must be enrolled at a participating north2north member institution.
    3. Students must be considered in good academic standing by their home institution.
    4. Length of funding will be supported for up to one year, inclusive of short term field courses. 

    Requirements for Staff/Faculty

    1. Staff/faculty will be expected to receive approval from their home institution and to make all necessary arrangements with a host institution.
    2. Staff/faculty must be working at a UArctic member institution in Canada’s north or be affiliated through the work they are doing with an institution in Canada’s north (YT, NT, NU, Labrador).
    3. Length of funding will be supported from 1-week to 1-month.
    Grant information

    Please note: The north2north mobility grants are intended to support travel and other related costs for participants but are not intended to cover all expenses incurred by participants. Participants will be expected to ensure they have adequate funds prior to participating in an exchange.  


    Outbound Students (students living in or from YT, NT, NU, Labrador)

    Funding can support short term exchanges up to one semester of study with maximum financing of $8,000 CAD, additional funds may be granted on a case-by-case basis due to special circumstances. 

    Type 

    Examples 

    Budget (CDN) 

    Travel 

    Return Airfare, ground transportation, study visa, travel and medical insurance

    Up to $3,000 

    Other for semester exchanges (6 weeks-6 months)

    Living expenses such as food and accommodation.

    $1,000/month or $250/week or for the duration of exchange 

     

    Other for *short term exchanges (1-5 weeks)

    Living expenses such as food and accommodation.

    $500 per week for the duration of the exchange.

    Special Circumstances

    Childcare, remote travel, disability/accessibility needs 

    Participants can apply for additional funds to a maximum of $1,500 

    *These funds will not be guaranteed and awarded due to availability of funds. 


    Outbound Students (rest of Canada)

    Grants for upcoming terms can span between a one-week field course to one term of study with maximum financing of $5,000 CAD, additional funds may be granted on a case-by-case basis due to special circumstances. 

    Type 

    Examples 

    Budget (CDN) 

    Grant semester exchanges/longer placements (6 weeks- 6 months)

    Return Airfare, ground transportation, study permits, living expenses 

    Up to $5,000

    Grant for *short term exchanges (1-5 weeks)

    Return airfare, ground transportation, accommodation costs and food

    $1,500 to $3,500

       

    Special Circumstances 

    Childcare, remote travel, disability/accessibility needs 

    Participants can apply for additional funds to a maximum of $1,500 

    *These funds will not be guaranteed and awarded due to availability of funds. 

    * Short term exchanges may include but are not limited to practicum placements, for credit field courses/programs, capstone projects, research projects, internships and cultural exchanges.


    Staff/Faculty (from a Canadian n2n member institution)

    A north2north mobility exchange should contribute to strengthening of knowledge sharing and relationships between north2north institutions in a circumpolar context. Activities such as teaching and networking/knowledge sharing to build relationships will be prioritized over conferences and events. 

    The duration of the exchange is flexible with an ideal exchange length of 10 working days. Staff can apply for a north2north grant to help offset travel expenses. Successful applicants will be granted up to $5,000 CAD.

    Type 

    Examples 

    Budget (CDN) 

    Grant 

    Return Airfare, ground transportation, food & accommodation

    Up to $5,000

    Special Circumstances 

    Remote travel, childcare, disability/accessibility needs 

    Participants can apply for additional funds to a maximum of $1,500 

    *These funds will not be guaranteed and awarded due to availability of funds. 

    Program map: north2north Institutions
    north2north institution map preview

    Need help deciding where to go? Browse the north2north institution map and explore program areas of study to find a good fit for your exchange.

    View the north2north map

    UArctic opportunities

    Indigenous and Northern Collaborative Research and Education

    Up to $40,000 funding is available for new cooperative project on networking activities related to Arctic research and education.

    Visit HERE for more information.

    Applications must submitted through Memorial University’s Public Engagement application portal by Feb 24, 2023.

     

    Call for Applications: Project Call to Support Indigenous and Northern Relationship Development

    Up to $15,000 project funding available to support relationship-building projects in Arctic and Northern regions.

    Visit HERE for more information. Deadline to apply is Feb 24, 2023.