The programme is open to all higher education institutions in Finland and in the target regions and countries of the programme which are China, India, Russia, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The programme is open to all degree levels and disciplines.
The project involves at least one higher education institution from Finland and one higher education institution from an eligible target country. Finnish higher education institutions are encouraged to engage in national cooperation in their cooperation initiatives related to the TFK programme. The aim is to engage in cooperation with higher education institutions in eligible target countries that are strategically important to their Finnish partners. In addition to higher education institutions, projects can also involve other operators or organisations, such as companies or associations.
The funding must be applied for by a Finnish higher education institution, which submits the funding application to the Finnish National Agency for Education on behalf of the entire partner network.