See also

CIMO in China

Asia Programme

The Asia Programme provides funding for projects concerning education cooperation between higher education institutions in Asia deemed to be particularly important to Finland, in 2017 Japan and South Korea.

The programme supports cooperation projects between higher education institutions aiming at internationalizing education.

The programme funds projects that may concern one or more of the following forms of educational cooperation:

  • Joint study modules/courses
  • Curriculum development
  • Joint/double degrees
  • Collaboration with the world of work
  • Mobility initiatives (teacher, personnel, student and/or trainee mobility)

The Asia Programme is open to all disciplines and the projects within the programme aims for education cooperation at one or more different degree levels (first cycle, second cycle and/or doctoral studies).

The funding is intended as seed funding, which permits launching of first-stage promising or innovative initiatives between higher education institutions. The funding may also be used to increase the depth of cooperation between higher education institutions to cover new disciplines or forms of operation.

The programme is not primarily aimed for maintaining already established activities or very preliminary overtures for collaboration, such as pre-project visits or general-purpose delegations. Neither can the programme primarily act as basic funding for exchange agreements between higher education institutions, but it is hoped that the projects will create new kinds of openings or operational models for inter-country collaboration.

Who can apply?

The projects are always coordinated by the Finnish higher education institution and only Finnish higher education institutions can submit an application for Asia Programme.

For further information, please have a look at call for application and other documents on the lefthandside of this page "To the applicant".

The application round will close:

For Japan/South Korea on Friday 19.5.2017 (post office date stamp)