News

Information point on study opportunities in Finland for those fleeing Ukraine

The Finnish National Agency for Education has launched a website that compiles information on study and research opportunities offered by Finnish higher education institutions for people whose studies or academic work in Ukraine has been disrupted by the war. The page can be found at www.studyinfinland.fi/ukraine.
Press release

More than 800 people who have fled Ukraine go to school, study in upper secondary education or are in early childhood education and care in Finland

At the turn of March and April, the Finnish National Agency for Education conducted a survey among the providers of early childhood education and care (ECEC), basic education as well as general upper secondary and vocational education on the impacts of the Russian attack. More than 800 people who have fled Ukraine go to school, study in upper secondary education or are in early childhood education and care in Finland. The largest number of children and young people who have fled Ukraine are currently in instruction preparing for basic education.
News

Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects can support those who have fled the war in Ukraine

The European Union enables Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps project beneficiaries to support Ukrainians currently fleeing and affected by the war.
Blog

Every child, young person and student has the right to a safe learning environment free from discrimination, also at the time of the Ukrainian crisis

Worryingly, it has come to our knowledge that the situation has inspired fear of bullying as well as hate speech and discrimination among children, young people and students in Finland. Let’s be very clear about this: no child, young person or student should be blamed for Russia's attack on Ukraine, regardless of their nationality or mother tongue. In the current situation it is up to us all to ensure a safe learning environment free from discrimination for every learner, whatever their background.
News

Instructions for early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions on how to process the Ukraine crisis with children and young people

Events like the Ukraine crisis shock us all. The media reporting about the matter can confuse and frighten children and young people in particular. Early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions play a crucial role alongside homes in restoring the feeling of safety and security of children and young people. Children and young people should also be protected from the flood of war news – events that are happening far away, but nevertheless shock us as well.
News

Updated 3 March: Impact of Russia's attack on Ukraine on ongoing projects and international mobility in EU programmes

Due to the crisis in Ukraine, the force majeure clause can be applied to ongoing projects and mobility activities funded by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.
Funding release

Erasmus+ Forward-looking Projects application round ends 15.3.2022

Erasmus+ Forward-looking Projects aim to foster innovation, creativity and participation, as well as social entrepreneurship in different fields of education and training, within sectors or across...
Funding release

Erasmus+ for higher education, school education and vocational education and training: Jean Monnet application round ends 1.3.2022

Jean Monnet Actions support teaching, learning and research in the field of European Union studies. Funding is available for various actions in the fields of higher education, school education and...
Funding release

Erasmus+ for Higher Education: Capacity Building application round ends 17.2.2022

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education supports the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in EU-external partner countries. Deadline for applications is 17...
Press release

32 700 applicants to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and art study programmes

A record number of applicants participated in this spring’s first joint application to higher education: the number is approx. 10 000 more than the number of applicants in the corresponding joint application last spring. There are also 500 more study places available.
Press release

Joint application to English-taught programmes begins January 5

The first joint application of the spring to universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) begins on Wednesday the 5th of January at 8:00 and ends on Wednesday, the 19th of January at 15:00. The application form can be filled at Studyinfo.fi. No registration or login is required in order to apply.
Funding release

Erasmus+ Higher Education: Erasmus Mundus application round ends 16.2.2022

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are high-quality international study programmes delivered jointly by several higher education institutions. The Erasmus Mundus action includes Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters...
Funding release

Erasmus+Higher Education: Accreditation of Higher Education Mobility Consortia (KA130) round ends 23.2.2022

In addition to single higher education institutions, mobility consortia formed by higher education institutions and other organisations can also organise Erasmus+ mobility periods in the 2022...
News

COVID-19 reduced the number of student exchanges in higher education also in the autumn term

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict student mobility in higher education as the number of outgoing and incoming students in Finland remained clearly lower than normal in autumn 2021. The spring term is anticipated to be slightly better.
News

The 2022 calls for proposals for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes have been opened

The European Commission opened the calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme on 24 November 2021. In addition to the usual actions, the programme offers interesting new possibilities such as virtual exchanges in higher education and in the field of youth and DiscoverEU inclusion action which enables more and more youths to get to know Europe by train. The calls for proposals for the European Solidarity Corps programme was opened on 17 November 2021.
News

HEI ICI programme provides effective results in the strengthening of teaching in higher education institutions of developing countries

The development cooperation programme HEI ICI (Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument) supports cooperation projects between HEIs in Finland and HEIs in developing...
Press release

Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finnish National Agency for Education: Centre of Expertise in Education and Development to help in resolving the global learning crisis

The Centre of Expertise, newly established under the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), will strengthen Finland’s role in resolving the global learning crisis. The Centre will facilitate the deployment of Finnish education sector expertise in development cooperation and support efforts to strengthen equitable and inclusive quality education in developing countries. At the same time, it will also facilitate the engagement of Finnish actors in the education sector in development cooperation assignments
News

Finnish National Agency for Education enhances work that supports integration

Supporting the integration of immigrants, developing the teaching and education of learners with an immigrant background and building a diverse society play an important role in reaching these goals...
News

Finnish National Agency for Education promotes the mobility of students’ achievement records in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Using the EMREX service, achievement records can be transferred in a machine-readable format between higher education institutions and other data users nationally and cross borders. In Norway, for...
Press release

OECD comparison: Socio-economic background still a strong influence on educational choices - regional variations in Finland are small

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published its annual indicator comparing education systems, Education at a Glance. The special theme of this year’s publication was equality in education. The report focused mainly on 2019.