Erasmus+ and blended intensive courses / exchange
The Erasmus+ programme enables mobility grants for blended intensive courses in the new programme period. UEF held an application period for mobility grants for blended intensive courses in the spring 2022, and the application was open until 2 May 2022 at 15.00 // 3.00 p.m. New application period will start in the autumn 2022.
The application process for mobility grants for Erasmus+ blended intensive courses
- Read the entire call for applications in detail.
- Search for a blended intensive course that is suitable for you. Some options are listed in the Yammer group Kansainvälistymismahdollisuuksia opiskelijoille // Internationalisation offers for students.
- When you find a suitable course, make sure that the compulsory criteria are met (below).
- Consult your departmental mobility coordinator and programme coordinator before you apply for the mobility grant.
- During the application periods, remember to apply for the blended intensive course according to the instructions of the host university and for the mobility grant in the UEF call for applications. These are two separate applications.
- You cannot apply for Erasmus+ mobility grant for intensive courses if you are employed by University of Eastern Finland. If you have an employment contract (e.g. as an Early Stage Researcher) you can apply for Erasmus+ staff exchange grant for your short-term exchange.
The criteria for the Erasmus+ blended intensive courses & the mobility grants
- The organising institution is a partner of the University of Eastern Finland. A list of Erasmus+ partners of UEF can be found here (word file).
- The course combines virtual/online learning with a physical learning. That is, the exchange must include virtual studies before or after a physical mobility period. NB! The requirement of a virtual period does not apply to Doctoral level students.
- The physical mobility period takes 5 to 30 days.
- The minimum credits (virtual and physical period combined) must be 3 ECTS.
- Tuition must be free of charge at the blended intensive course. In addition, there are no fees regarding teaching, enrolment, examinations, or laboratory or library use.
Nordic Centre at Fudan University, China
NB! In the summer 2022, there will be only one course, Business and Innovation in China. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the course will be organised at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In the summer 2022, only Master’s level students may apply for the course.
The Nordic Centre at Fudan University arranges two summer courses annually. The courses are held at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The application period for the courses is usually held at the beginning of the spring semester.
There is no course fee or it is approx. EUR 100. The students are required to cover their own travel, insurance, accommodation, and living costs. University of Eastern Finland provides a mobility grant to those selected for the courses.
The courses are usually open to Bachelor’s and Master’s level students of all fields with at least one year of successfully completed studies at University of Eastern Finland. Students who can include the course in their studies and have little or no experience of China are prioritised. The final decision on the acceptance is made by the Nordic Centre.
Additional information on the summer courses, along with their preliminary programmes, can be found on the Nordic Centre website.
Nordic Centre in India (NCI)
NB! In the summer 2022, there will be only one course, Gender and Society in Contemporary India.
The Nordic Centre in India (NCI) usually organises 3-4 summer courses in different cities in India. The application period for the courses is usually held at the beginning of the spring semester.
The course fees are EUR 1,000–1,700, and they include the costs of living (accommodation, meals), tuition, course materials, and short excursions. The students are required to cover other costs, such as travel, accommodation, and visas themselves. University of Eastern Finland provides a mobility grant to its students selected for the summer courses.
The courses are open to Bachelor’s and Master’s level students of all fields with at least one year of successfully completed studies at University of Eastern Finland. The students who can include the course in their studies and are with little or no experience of India are prioritised. The final decision on the acceptance is made by the Nordic Centre in India.
More information is available on the NCI website.
Summer courses of partner universities of NORDLYS network
NB! Unfortunately, the call for mobility grant applications to complete summer studies in the partner universities of the Nordlys network in summer 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.