American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Student Exchange

Student Exchange


NMBU-AUCA Exchange Program 

One of the key parts of the AUCA-NMBU cooperation project is Student Exchange Program.

 AUCA students with UMB students

The Project supports the student exchanges at the bachelor, Master and PhD levels to broaden the educational and academic awareness of the inter-related studies of economics, life and environmental sciences. 


Each year bachelor students and all MSc in Economics students get chosen to participate in the semester-long exchange at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The core criteria for the participants are a high GPA and successful pass of the scrupulous selection process of the AUCA Students Intellectual Life Committee.

 Malike and Norwegian friends

During the exchange semester, the students take courses at the School of Business and Economics at UMB. The School offers a wide selection of courses to match the AUCA curriculum and interests of the students.


The Project also supports the exchange program for Master and PhD level students from AUCA. During their study at UMB the AUCA students have unique opportunity to take state of the art courses and benefit from the professors with world names.




We are happy to announce a call for applications for the semester-long exchange program at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Ås, Norway, that is expected to commence Fall 2018.  


Four students from Economics major Program of AUCA will be selected on merit-based performance. Please be kindly reminded that the deadline for applications for a semester exchange with Norwegian University of Life Sciences is Wednesday 5 PM, February 28, 2018.


We invite applications from students Economics-major program who will start their third year of education in Fall 2018 for a semester exchange program (August 2018 – December 2018).


Before applying please take a look at NMBU catalogue and choose potential courses. Please consult with your academic advisors and Registrar Office whether these courses could be counted towards your major/minor. Also, check this link for general information


Please remember that the courses offered at the bachelor’s level are the 100-level and 200-level courses. Please do not choose the 300- and 400-level courses since these are the Master’s and PhD courses.


Students selected will be fully funded for all expenses (travel, visa, monthly stipend). They will receive a scholarship to cover their accommodation, living and round airfare expenses. The decision on final admission is made by NMBU and funding is a condition to the grant approval.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Current second-year AUCA students who will start their third-year in Fall 2018
  • English language proficiency
  • Minimum GPA 3.5
  • Excellent communications skills and adaptability
  • Economics major


All completed applications including the following documents should be uploaded to AUCA Study Abroad Portal at by Wednesday 5 PM,  February 28, 2018.  In case of further questions, please visit Program’s webpage:  and contact International Student Office at, room 237. And if you still have questions contact Rahat Sabyrbekov, Project Coordinator at (Note: Project Coordinator does not provide recommendation letters).  

DO NOT SUBMIT ONLINE AT NMBU WEBSITE. All application documents must be first submitted to International Student Office via online portal (see above).

Documents for submission must include:

  • NMBU application form (bilateral application form can be found
  • Transcript of university records
  • 2 Recommendation Letters from Professors (via portal form)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Secondary education certificates scanned (required by NMBU)
  • Passport copy (required by NMBU)

  Please contact AUCA International Students Office for the additional information or questions.


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