Nordplus Network in Theology

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The Nordplus Network in Theology (Det Teologiske Nordplus-nettverket) was founded in 1989 in order to change ideas, good practices and expertise in the field of theology and religious studies. As the study field theology has been rather small in the attending universities, there was need for broadening the possibilities to specialize in the field. This was accomplished by changing ideas and good practices and by sending teachers and students between faculties that had different profiles.

The network consists of 10 faculties in the Nordic countries: University of Helsinki, Johannelund Theological Seminary, University of Copenhagen, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Lund University, University of Iceland, Aarhus University, VID Specialized University, University of Oslo and Åbo Akademi.

The overall goal of the network is collaboration between the partners in form of long and short student and teacher mobility.

Partners in the network



Aarhus University

Jakob Engberg,


University of Copenhagen




University of Helsinki (coordinator)

Iina Hakanpää,


Åbo Akademi

Pekka Lindqvist,




University of Iceland

Asdis Gudmundsdottir,




MF Norwegian School of Theology

Hilde Brekke Møller / Rebekka Opsa,


VID Specialized University


University of Oslo

Osama Rajpoot,




Johannelund Theological Seminary

Åsa Granath,


Lund University

Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap

Johan Grevstig (students),

Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg (teachers),


How to apply for exchange?

Applying for exchange is consists of two parts:

1) Apply for the exchange place from your home university

2) After you've been nominated by your home university to the host university, apply to the host university according to their own application instructions and deadlines

How to apply for the Nordplus grant?

Your home coordinator should nominate you as a candidate for a Nordplus grant to the coordinator of the network (University of Helsinki).

After the nomination, you'll receive a grant form from the coordinator of the network by email.

The amount of the grant will be confirmed and provided to you and your home coordinator by email in June / November at the latest.


In any questions regarding the Nordplus grant, please contact:

Heidi Säävuori, International Exchange Services, University of Helsinki

What to do after the Nordplus exchange?

Both the network coordinator and your home university are eager to hear how the exchange went and whether you were satisfied with your international experience.

A written report on your experiences during the exchange as well as credit transfer of your exchange studies are required after the exchange.


1) Please write a short description on following themes:

- Applying to the host univeristy

- Arriving to the new city

- Language

- Living in student housing

- Courses: academic level of the studies,

- Student life in the host university

- Tips for future exchange students and important for coordinators to know

Return the report to the network coordinator with a copy to your own coordinator at the latest 1 month after your exchange:


2) Make sure that you receive an official transcript of records from your host university. Ask your home university for credit transfer to your home university degree.