See also

Nordplus programme

Elsewhere on the web

Nordic Master
Nordic Master website

Nordic Master
The Nordic Council of Ministers website


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Nordic Master programme

The Nordic Master programme offers funding to joint Nordic programmes at Master’s level. This initiative of the Nordic Council of Ministers supports both the Master’s programmes themselves and their students’ international mobility in participating institutions of higher education. The Finnish National Agency for Education acts as the programme administrator.

The objectives of the programme are to

  • internationalise higher education in the Nordic Region through a collaboration of Nordic and non-Nordic students from Europe and beyond
  • develop and facilitate cooperation between higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Nordic Region through systematic attention to solving hindrances and challenges in organising joint programmes
  • offer support to joint Master’s programmes based on excellence and high quality
  • support joint programmes that are research-based and give good opportunities for graduates to careers in research as well as elsewhere in working life
  • develop collaboration between HEIs, industry and the labour market in the Nordic Region
  • reach good and measurable results in students’ learning outcomes (knowledge, competences, skills)
  • to help students and other participants to create useful networks.

A prerequisite for funding is that the consortium consists of higher education institutions from at least three different Nordic countries and/or their autonomous regions (The Faroe Islands, Greenland and The Åland Islands). Participating students may come from all over the world.

Two new Nordic Master programmes supported in the 2017 call

Two new Nordic Master programmes receive funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic Master funding instrument which offers funding to joint Nordic programmes at Master’s level. The Nordic Master call for proposals 2017 was open from 8 May to 29 September 2017.

The maximum grant for each of the funded programmes is 1.5 million Danish Krone (about 200 000 euro).

The new programmes are:

  • Nordic Master in Environmental Law (the collaboration is coordinated by Uppsala University, together with University of Eastern Finland (FI) and University of Tromsø/The Arctic University of Norway (NO))
  • Nordic Master programme in Sustainable Production of Marine Bioresources (the collaboration is coordinated by University of Gothenburg (SE) together with Nord University (NO), University of Akureyri (IS) and Hólar University College (IS))

For further information, visit the programme's website.

More information about the Nordic Master programme is available from Kenneth Lundin, Programme Manager, EDUFI.