Higher Education in the Nordic Countries: Evaluation of the Nordic agreement on admission to higher education24 apr 2015
TemaNord 2015:526. The Nordic agreement on admission to higher education was signed in 1996 and it clarified the rights of Nordic students to admission in the Nordic countries. The agreement introduced the principle that applicants from other Nordic countries should be considered for admission on the same or equivalent basis as local applicants in the Nordic countries. However, the last 20 years have seen increased European cooperation this area, questioning the role of this agreement in the modern higher education landscape. The report addresses a wide set of questions related to Nordic student mobility that are of relevance to the agreement on admission. These questions can be summarized as the following core research questions that form the basis for this report.