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Nordic Master programme

The Nordic Master programme offers funding for joint Nordic programmes at Master’s level. This Nordic Council of Ministers initiative supports both the Master’s programmes themselves and their students’ Nordic mobility within the higher education institutions participating in the Master’s programme in question.

The objectives of the programme are to

  • offer funding and support for joint Master’s programmes based on research, excellence and high quality

  • develop and facilitate cooperation between higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Nordic Region through solving hindrances and challenges in organising joint programmes

  • internationalise higher education in the Nordic Region through a collaboration of Nordic and non-Nordic students from Europe and beyond

  • develop collaboration between HEIs, industry and the labour market in the Nordic Region

  • reach good and measurable results in students’ learning outcomes (knowledge, competences, skills)

  • help students and other participants to create useful networks

  • support joint programmes that are research-based and offer good opportunities for graduates to careers in research as well as in non-academic working life.

A consortium of universities from at least three different Nordic countries and/or their autonomous regions (the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands) is eligible to apply for Nordic Master funding. Participating students may come from all over the world.

The Nordic Master programme was piloted during 2007–2014. The programme was made permanent in 2015 and is now administered by Finnish National Agency for Education.

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