UTFORSK - Collaborative Educational Projects

UTFORSK is a programme that aims to strengthen international collaboration between higher educational institutions in selected countries. Deadline: February 1, 2021. 

About the call

The call is hosted by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku). The aim is to support long-term partnerships between Norway and Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and the USA. The main objectives for this call are:

  • Strengthened international partnerships within areas of mutual and strategic interest between higher education institutions in Norway and the relevant countries 
  • Enhanced quality and relevance of study programmes at the institutions involved


  • Accredited Norwegian higher education institutions 
  • Must have a main partner that is an accredited institution in one of the partnership countries


  • Up to NOK 3 million pr project, over 4 years.
  • Minimum 20 % own financial contribution 


A webinar hosted by DIKU is scheduled for November 4, 14:00

How to apply

Applications are submitted through the DIKU application portal Espresso. Please visit the DIKU website for further information on the call. 

Published Oct. 23, 2020 10:12 AM - Last modified Oct. 23, 2020 10:12 AM