Erasmus+ for Higher Education is the European Union’s mobility and cooperation programme for higher education institutions for the period 2021–2027. The programme supports international cooperation of higher education institutions and the mobility of students, teachers and other staff. In addition, the programme promotes the internationalisation and quality of higher education. The priorities of the programme are inclusion and diversity, digitalisation, environmental awareness and mitigation of climate change, and participation in society.
Higher education students working together
The Erasmus programme is a key actor contributing to internationalisation in higher education: over a period of more than 30 years, it has enabled more than 90,000 Finnish students to complete a student exchange and more than 13,000 Finnish students to complete a traineeship in Europe. Correspondingly, 120,000 incoming higher education students have been on exchange in Finland. In addition, about two thousand staff members of Finnish higher education institutions complete a mobility period through the programme every year.

The Finnish Erasmus+ National Agency is at the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI). The National Agency grants and manages the funding in Finland and is responsible for programme communications. Some Erasmus+ development projects are managed by the Commission’s Executive Agency.