Erasmus Plus funding

Summary page about Erasmus+, the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport.  

Information in Norwegian: ErasmusPluss programmet 2021 til 2027 


Project Establishment Support (PES) for development of applications to centralized calls in Erasmus+ #

Call for project establishment support/fudning (PES) is open. One may apply for funds for meeting activities, leave of absence and external consultant services. The applicant may be a coordinator or partner in the final Erasmus-application. HK-dir processes applications on a continous basis.

Expenses may be covered from the time when the application for PES is sent to HK-dir. Applicants for Erasmus Mundus who have applied for PES within November 3 will be able to use any awarded funds to cover participation in the workshop mentioned below.

See HK-dir's webpage for more information. The application is submitted via Espresso.

In case of questions, please contact erasmus@hkdir.no 


Cooperation partnerships #

Flexible projects for cooperation with partners from European countries.  Project duration: 12 to 36 months. The primary focus of a cooperation partnership is the exchange or development of innovative practices. 

Cooperation Partnerships is the equivalent of Strategic Partnerships in Erasmus 2014-2021.  

Application deadline: 20 May 2021, at 12:00
DIKU webpage (Norwegian): Cooperation partnerships


Small scale partnerships #

Short projects for the exchange of good practices and network building. Project duration: 6 to 24 months. The projects have simpler administrative requirements than the Cooperation Partnerships. This action is perfect for newcomers to the programme and only require two partners.  

Application deadline: 20 May 2021, at 12:00

DIKU webpage (Norwegian): Small scale partnerships


Alliances for innovation #

Projects that aim to contribute to the development of innovative education supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in education and enterprises.  

Application deadline: 7 September 2021, at 17:00
DIKU webpage (Norwegian): Alliances for innovation


Capacity building #

Projects aimed at raising the quality of higher education in partner countries outside the EU. These projects must focus on capacity building, either at the institutional level or at the system level. 

Application deadline: 2022. No call in 2021.

DIKU webpage (Norwegian): Capacity Building


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees  #

Establishment of high-quality joint master programmes. The degree must be offered by a consortium consisting of at least three higher education institutions from three countries, of which two are programme countries.  


Jean Monnet activities #

Relevant for academic environments at NTNU that provide teaching or research in European integration and that contribute to introducing a European perspective in programmes of study offered at NTNU. You can apply for support for teaching programmes/training and teaching positions in European studies.

Application deadline: 2 June 2021, at 17:00

DIKU webpage: Not yet available


NTNU’s internal application procedures for Erasmus+ applications  #

  • NTNU’s PIC code: 999977851
  • NTNU's OID number: E10209399
  • NTNU’s Legal Representative: Pro-rector Marit Reitan
  • Declaration of Honour: must be signed for all NTNU-coordinated projects
  • Mandate: must be signed for all projects in which NTNU participates as a partner
  • All Erasmus documents to be signed by the pro-rector must go via the Office of International Relations (see contact info below)

Signature by NTNU's Legal Representative #

All Erasmus+ applications must be signed at Rector level. The Office of International Relations is responsible for handing over the applications to NTNU’s Rectorate. To enable quality assurance of applications and ensure that they are signed in time for the project’s deadline for applications, it is vital to keep the Office of International Relations informed about applications that are in progress. The applications must be sent to International Relations well in advance of the deadline for applications.


Guide to writing applications  #

Application seminar: Thursday 6.5.2021, 12:00, Please register here.

The Office of International Relations must be kept informed about planned project applications. The EU advisers at the Office of International Relations provide guidance for project managers during the application process; our advisers have expertise in principles and priorities in the Erasmus+ programme. 

For applications for centralized initiatives (knowledge alliances, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master or capacity building projects), the Office of International Relations can - in addition to providing guidance itself - put the project manager in touch with relevant advisers at DIKU who have expertise in providing guidance for such project applications. 


Contacts #


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