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International relations

The Norwegian Police University College participates in the following international networks:

Nordcop – Nordic Cooperation in Police Education

The Norwegian University College works with the other police training institutions in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The objective is to increase educational mobility through exchange programmes and professional collaboration.

The latest years we have exchanged 30 to 40 students of our basic educations have exchanged between our institutions. The NORDCOP-network has also run several development projects in different fields of police science; like Immigration and id control, cybercrime, police leadership and use of force. These activities have all been supported by the Nordplus programme.

Eurocop – European Cooperation in Police Education

The Norwegian Police University College has a study exchange agreement with Romania and with four different police colleges in Germany.

CEPOL – European Police College

CEPOL is an agency of the European Union comprising the central police training establishments of the member states. CEPOL offers an extensive range of courses and works to raise levels of expertise and promote the harmonisation of police training in Europe. The Norwegian Police University College has signed an corporation agreement with CEPOL. As an associate memeber of CEPOL, The University College and the Norwegian police as access to the courses and activitets provided by CEPOL.

AEPC - European Association of Police Colleges

AEPC is a network comprising all the European police training colleges.


The Norwegian Police University College holds the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020. Erasmus+ has enabled us to receive several students and teachers from our partners in Europe and provides for opportunities in the field of collaboration and mobility with other research- and higher education institutions. The primary program within the Erasmus+ for the Norwegian Police University College is staff mobility. Our aim is to strengthen that field further and also to look for ways of implementing student mobility in our programmes within the frame of this programme.

Erasmus policy Statement 2014-20

To be eligible for an Erasmus+ traineeship with the Norwegian police you must:

  • Be a bachelor’s or master’s student at a European university og university college that holds an Erasmus charter. An exception may be made for students at Garda College, in Ireland.
  • Your institution must have an Erasmus+ agreement with the Norwegian Police University College
  • Your institution must provide Norwegian students with an equal number of traineeships as those we provide to your institution
  • Information about available Erasmus+ traineeships with the Norwegian police will be published on this site early in 2020.

Any requests sent directly to the Norwegian police/police districts will be automatically forwarded to .

The Norwegian Police University College also has a responsibility for training linked to:

International civil crisis management

Training Norwegian and foreign policemen and women for service in conflict areas under the command of the UN, the OSCE, or the EU, or on the basis of bilateral agreements.

United Nations Police Officers Corps

This is a two-week compulsory course. The course, which is run entirely in English, is held 2-3 times a year. International civil crisis management also covers «Human Rights and Law Enforcement».

Schengen border and immigration service

Training Norwegian and foreign policemen and women to serve as border control agents in the Schengen area.


International coordinator Suzanne Louise Bancel, .

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