Possible financial support

Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window

"Integration, Interaction, Institutions" (Triple I)

All the faculties of IKBFU participate in Triple I:

  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Faculty of Philology and Journalism
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Bioecology
  • Faculty of Geography and Geoecology
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Tourism Services
  • Faculty of Psychology and Social Work
  • Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports
  • Physico-Technical Faculty
  • Institute of Modern Educational Technologies

Mobility to two Hosts: In case of moving to the second host the airplane is preferable (non-Russian nationals need to have a transit Belarusian visa to travel by train to other Russian cities).

For detailed information please contact the programme coordinator Anna Barsukova: abarsukova@kantiana.ru

The information about the programme is on the web site: www.utu.fi/iii


FIRST – Finnish-Russian Exchange Programme:

IKBFU University of Turku

The FIRST Programme aims to promote partnership and bilateral mobility of students and teachers between north-western Russia and Finland.

Programme Activities

1. Bilateral Student exchange

The students participating in the programme

- must complete minimum one year of studies (Degree students of Russian or Finnish language are not eligible to apply);

- should be enrolled in a degree programme in their home university;

- must be citizens or permanent residents of Finland or Russia.

2. Bilateral Teacher exchange

FIRST teacher exchanges follow the guidelines set for the Erasmus teacher exchanges. Minimum duration of the exchange is 5 teaching hours.

3. Intensive Courses

Intensive course is a short study period that provides an opportunity for students and teachers to work together in a Russian-Finnish group. The minimum duration of the course is one week (5 days + travel days), and it must consist equally of both Finnish and Russian students and teachers. The course takes place in Russia. It is carried out in cooperation between two or more institutions of higher education (minimum one Finnish and one Russian). The intensive course must be recognised for the students as a part of their degree programme. Priority is given to courses that are part of joint study programmes.

When selecting the intensive courses to be financed the following issues are taken into account:

- theme and content of the course: what kind of added value the course will bring to the individual participants and to the participating institutions;

- recognition of studies;

- elaborated plans for realization of the course

- plans for the evaluation of the intensive course and distribution of results and experiences.

For detailed information please contact the International office of Turku University.


The DAAD funds the further academic and personal qualification of outstanding German students, interns and student trainees, (post)graduates, young academics and researchers. This enables successful candidates, chosen by independent academic selection committees, to complete study or research stays at the best universities around the world by awarding scholarships and grants. As far as possible and necessary, the DAAD supports these scholarship holders at their place of study or assignment and maintains contact with DAAD alumni once the funding has come to an end.

Moreover, the DAAD promotes German studies, German language and area studies and corresponding teacher training measures at foreign universities with its Lektors, scholarships and grants, special events and publications. In addition, the DAAD is establishing German Studies Centres at selected leading universities abroad to qualify young students and (post)graduates as future specialists on Germany.

The DAAD is the national information centre for Germans interested in study programmes and funding opportunities abroad. A broad range of publications in the form of books, brochures, leaflets as well as CD-ROMs, provide useful information. These publications are also available for interested students, (post)graduates, academics and researchers. Numerous DAAD publications are produced in co-operation with commercial publishers and are sold through good bookshops.

More information is on www.daad.de

Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute each year funds approximately 400 scholarships for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university or university college.

The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen. There are several kinds of scholarship available. For more information, visit Studyinsweden.se.


For qualified U.S. citizens, Fulbright offers about 80-90 opportunities each year to conduct research, study, teach, and exchange ideas with the colleagues and counterparts in Russia.

Most of the opportunities fall into these major programs:

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program provides about 40 placements in the Russian Federation annually, to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Graduate Student Program, involving about 20 students each year.

English Teaching Assistants, also involving about 20 each year.

The Senior Specialists program provides short-term academic opportunities (2-6 weeks) to U.S. faculty and professionals.

For more information on Fulbright possibilities visit: www.fulbrightonline.org