NSAC Conference

The NSAC Conference is an annual all-day event held in September in Copenhagen. We look forward to welcoming you to NSAC Conference 2017. Details about the event will be posted continuously here and on our Facebook page as we approach the event. If you are curious, you can get a flavour of what the conference will be like by checking out previous conferences.

The Set-up

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The day begins with registration followed by a networking-breakfast, after which the conference is commenced by a welcoming speech by our president and vice president as well as our preferred partner, PwC. The conference consists of various elements, each uniquely designed to make for a well-balanced, exciting and informational experience for our participants. First and foremost are the university presentations, where representatives from the world’s finest educational institutions address the two driving questions behind NSAC Conference: Why should you study abroad? How do you study abroad?

Furthermore, the conference includes unique panel discussions that make for a dynamic addition to the programme. Between these presentations and panels, motivational speakers share their personal stories e.g. on how they funded their world-class education or how studying abroad changed and formed their lives. Throughout the conference there will be networking sessions which provide the participating students with the unique opportunity to interact directly with the speakers as well as hand-picked student experts, and ask any question they may have.

Attending Universities

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Motivational Speakers

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Date and Venue

The date and venue of NSAC Conference 2017 will announced soon.


Students must apply to join NSAC Conference 2017 via our online application system. Upon admission, students are requested to pay a total of DKK 175 to attend the conference. This fee covers the entire day of valuable information and networking and includes two meals. Members of NSAC will receive a DKK 25 discount. Read more about the NSAC Membership and join here.

Speakers are not requested to register. All speakers - university representatives as well as professionals - attend our conference for free and are invited for dinner after the conference.


  • The 1st round of application for the conference is open from June 1st to July 1st
  • The 2nd round of application for the conference is open from August 1st to September 1st

You only have to apply in either the 1st or 2nd round.

The Buddy Program

One of our goals at NSAC is to make the conference as accessible as possible for Nordic students to attend. Due to the fact that many of our participating students live far from Copenhagen, e.g. Jutland, Sweden, or Norway, and therefore have a longer to travel, we have established the Buddy Program. This program provides those of our participating students who live in the Copenhagen area, the Hosting Buddy, an opportunity to lend a couch or a room free of charge to a participating student travelling from far away or overseas, the Guesting Buddy. If you are interested in signing up for this program as a Hosting or Guesting Buddy please indicate this in your application. We do our best to accommodate everyone, however, please note that there is no guarantees when signing up for the Buddy Program, as its success depends on the number of participating students signing up for the program. We aim to inform you whether your application to the Buddy Program has been successful approximately 1-2 weeks before the conference.

The Founders of Nordic Study Abroad Conference


The Nordic Study Abroad Conference was founded in 2011 by Co-Founders Jonas Thomsen Sekyere and Nicholas Bendt. The idea originates with the personal stories of these two young men, as they shared the dream of studying abroad at a top university, yet had both experienced a lack of inspiration and information on world-class education from their surroundings. Upon research, Jonas and Nicholas discovered that they were not the only ones to feel that way. Nordic students are significantly underrepresented among top schools abroad, and many students today have either never considered studying at a top university abroad, or dismissed it because they lacked support, understanding, inspiration, and information.

In light of this, Jonas and Nicholas developed the idea of a Nordic Study Abroad Conference - a unique platform that facilitates connectivity between Nordic students and top universities, where undergraduate and graduate students can approach the university of their dreams directly, and gather the information they are lacking. Furthermore, students are provided the giving opportunity of meeting like-minded students with whom they can share their stories and dreams of studying abroad.