In Finland, all higher education institutions may participate in the programme. In Russia, institutions across the whole country entitled to award Russian degrees (accreditation) are eligible to participate in the FIRST+ programme. The programme is open for all degree levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD) and for all fields of education.
The cooperation takes place across networks of institutions which are coordinated by Finnish higher education institutions. The FIRST+ network involves at least one higher education institution in Finland and one in Russia.
Individual students and teachers who would like to participate in a FIRST+ mobility should apply through their home institutions. The sending higher education institution selects the students and teachers going on exchanges, but the host institution has the right to make the final decision on accepting candidates.
The FIRST+ network will provide a grant for participating students and teachers.