Erasmus+ covers all fields of study and degree levels in higher education. The exchanges between Finnish and foreign higher education institutions (HEIs) are based on agreements between the institutions. Companies and other public and private organisations and their staff may also participate in some of the actions.
EDUFI awards the funding to higher education institutions, which award grants to students and staff
Universities and universities of applied sciences apply for funding from the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) for organising periods abroad. Students, teachers and other staff in higher education apply for grants from their own HEI. To participate in Erasmus+, the HEI must hold the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) granted by the European Commission. The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education was awarded to all Finnish HEIs for the programme period 2021–2027 in December 2020.
Mobility consortia can also organise exchanges
Erasmus+ mobility can also be organised by mobility consortia formed by HEIs and other organisations. The mobility consortium applies to EDUFI for consortium accreditation, which is required for the grant. When the consortium has been accredited, it can apply for a mobility grant on the same principles as an individual HEI. The accreditation for mobility consortia and the mobility grant can also be applied for during the same application round.