External funding

Internationalisation of education can be funded e.g. from the sources described below.

External funding for international mobility

The International Office coordinates the departments' participation in the funding programmes introduced below and takes part in preparing project applications. Other project activities are coordinated by the Research and Innovation Services.

ProgrammeDestination countries


  • mobility
  • joint Master's degree programmes
  • global mobility

EU countries and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Turkey and Macedonia

For global mobility also countries outside the EU


  • student and teacher exchange
  • project and curriculum cooperation
  • network cooperation


Nordic and Baltic countries

Science without borders

  • student mobility




  • student and teacher exchange
  • intensive courses



Pilot Initiative to Enhance Student Mobility
between Finland and Russia

  • student mobility






Erasmus+ is an EU programme for education, youth service and sport, that finances cooperation done on these fields of operation. Funding is granted through the Erasmus+ programme for e.g. student and teacher exchange and joint Master's degree programmes. More information: http://www.cimo.fi/ohjelmat/erasmusplus

The information of the University of Jyväskylä often needed for Erasmus+ applications:

JYU Erasmus number SF JYVASKY01
Erasmus Charter number 29549-LA-1-2014-1-FI-E4AKA1-ECHE
PIC-code 999842245


Nordplus Higher Education programme supports cooperation between higher education institutes in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The programme is based on networks between the institutions. Funding is given for student and teacher grants, intensive courses and joint programmes.

More information: http://www.cimo.fi/ohjelmat/nordplus_korkeakoulutus

FIRST (Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme)

FIRST student exchange is based on cooperation networks between Finnish and Russian institutions of higher education. The main focus of the programme is on areas near Finland. The Finnish higher education institute that coordinates the project acts as the applicant. The grants are meant for degree students of higher education institutions in both countries. The University of Jyväskylä currently coordinates a multidisciplinary FIRST network.
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