Empowering northerners and northern communities through education and shared knowledge

The north2north mobility program, offered through the University of the Arctic (UArctic), provides opportunities for Yukon University, Aurora College and Nunavut Arctic College domestic students and staff/faculty, and other Canadian students who are enrolled in Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs to learn firsthand about life in another northern region.  Successful applicants receive travel support to study and share knowledge at north2north member Institutions throughout Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. Intra-Canadian exchanges may also be supported.

Participating institutions are located in or deeply committed to the North. Their programs offer a range of circumpolar- and northern-focused courses. In addition, north2north will give you an exciting experience that will enhance your unique northern perspective and give you the opportunity to make new friends from around the world and across the North.

Further information about north2north can be found in the program guidelines, or on the UArctic website

This program has been made possible by funding through Global Affairs Canada and in partnership with University of the Arctic.

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 domestic students and staff/faculty studying in or working in the three Canadian territories. It also prioritizes populations or groups that are underrepresented in study abroad programs.

Priorities for offering exchanges as follow:

  1. Indigenous students and/or staff/faculty in and from the north (YT, NT, NU).
  2. Non-Indigenous students and/or staff/faculty in and from the north (YT, NT, NU).
  3. Indigenous students and/or staff/faculty from the north (YT, NT, NU), who are studying and/or working in southern Canada and interested or enrolled in Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs.
  4. Non-Indigenous students and/or staff/faculty from the north (YT, NT, NU), who are studying and/or working in southern Canada and interested or enrolled in Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs.
  5. All other Canadian and/or incoming international students and staff who are enrolled or interested in studying Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs and who are attending a UArctic North2north member institution. 
Application information

The next application round will be in Sept 2022. Grants will be offered to up to 35 participants to go on an exchange for fall 2022 and winter 2023. We encourage interested participants to email their home institution north2north coordinator if they are interested in learning more about this opportunity.


Students  

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

As part of the application, students will be asked to upload a 500-600 word motivational letter or to submit a short video clip. The letter can be directly uploaded to the application and the video clip can be sent to uarctic@yukonu.ca after the application is completed. Ideas to include: 1) Motivation and intention of participating in the north2north Mobility Program 2) Personal relationship to the North and with Indigenous people and/or communities. 

The next application round will be advertised in August 2022.

Inbound international students from Iceland or US - please contact your north2north coordinator to be nominated for a grant.


Staff/Faculty

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 Canadian participating north2north partner institution.
  3. Length of funding will be supported from 3-days to 1-month.
  4. Preference will be given to staff/faculty teaching, working and/or researching topics related to Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Studies.

As part of the application, staff/faculty will be asked to upload a 500 word response outlining the following: 1) Overall objectives for the north2north exchange, drawing on personal connection to teaching/research and work within a northern institution, 2) Describe some activities that you plan to do.  The letter can be directly uploaded to the application.

The next application round will be advertised in August 2022.

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)

Grants will support and help finance mobility opportunities for northern Canadian students living in or are from the Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut and enrolled in a Diploma, Degree and Graduate studies, to attend other north2north partner institutions. Exchanges between the three territorial institutions may also be supported.  

Grants for upcoming terms can span between a one-week field course to two terms of study with maximum financing of $10,000 CAD, additional funds may be granted on a case-by-case basis due to special circumstances. 

Type 

Examples 

Budget (CDN) 

Travel 

Return Airfare, travel expenses, study visa, travel and medical insurance

Actual flight costs to a maximum of $3,000 

Other 

Living expenses

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

Special Circumstances 

Childcare, remote travel, disability/accessibility needs 

Participants can apply for additional funds to a maximum of $3,000 

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


Outbound Students (from the provinces of Canada)

Grants will support and help finance mobility opportunities for Canadian students who are from the provinces of Canada who have not already received a north2north grant from a participating country. 

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

Return Airfare, travel expenses, study permits living expenses 

$5,000

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. 

 


Inbound Students (from Iceland and US)

Grants will support and help finance mobility opportunities for inbound north2north students who wish to study in Canada from Iceland or US who have not already received a north2north grant from a participating country. 

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

Return Airfare, travel expenses, study permits living expenses 

$5,000

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. 


Staff/Faculty (from a Canadian n2n member institution)

Staff/faculty applicants will be responsible for connecting to a partner institution and finding a exchange opportunity. 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 to build relationships will be prioritized over conferences and events. 

The duration of the exchange is flexible from 3-days to a maximum of one month and must be approved by the staff's supervisor and host institution. Staff can apply for a north2north grant to help offset travel expenses. Successful applicants will be granted up to $5,000 CAD to contribute towards travel costs.  Additional funds may be granted due to special circumstances. 

Type 

Examples 

Budget (CDN) 

Grant 

Return Airfare, travel expenses, living expenses

$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

Need help deciding where to go? Click on your program area of study to help navigate north2north institutions that might be a good fit for your exchange.

UArctic opportunities

Yukon University

Aurora College

Nunavut Arctic College

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