The new Higher Education Partnership Programme (HEP) is currently being finalized.
New key elements of the programme include a more equal partnership between higher education institutions in Finland and developing countries and strengthening of mutual learning between higher education institutions in developing countries. The funding model has also been changed to better reflect the principle of equal partnership. Instead of the full cost model, all Finnish and southern partner universities have a fixed 20 per cent flat rate for indirect costs. The mobility of teachers and students is also a new element in the programme.
More details about the schedule will be published on the website when it is confirmed. The current estimation is that the the application round will start in late 2022 or early 2023.