Mobility Programmes at Jamk

Jamk participates in several mobility programmes coordinated by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).


The Nordplus programme aims to enhance cooperation between Nordic and Baltic institutions of higher education and businesses. The Nordplus higher education programme consists of student and teacher mobility as well as project and network cooperation.

In the Nordplus programme the exchanges take place in cooperation networks established between different fields/ Nordic educational institutions. The duration of exchanges and grants vary depending on the networks.

Over the years Jamk has participated in several Nordplus projects. At Jamk, the Nordplus programme is administered by the schools taking part in the programme. At the moment Jamk is active in the following Nordplus networks:

  • Nordman Health Care Network (Nursing)
  • NordPULS and NordClassic Networks (Music)
  • Smaklig svenska (Tourism)

Further information and contact persons can be found on the network websites.


FIRST+, i.e. Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme, is a programme aiming to enhance cooperation between Finland and Russia's neighbouring area. Higher education institution networks can apply for funding for mobility between the two countries (teacher and student mobility). Funding can also be applied for organising intensive courses.

At Jamk, the FIRST+ programme is administered by the Schools participating in the programme. Over the years Jamk has received funding for a few projects, including the following:

  • JAMK-SPbSUE Network for Services Design in Sustainable Tourism
  • Responsible entrepreneurship (intensive course)

More information about the current FIRST+ programme can be found on the EDUFI website.


Erasmus+ for Higher Education is part of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Its aim is to promote cooperation as well as student and staff exchange between European institutions of higher education. The programme also promotes cooperation between institutions of higher education and work life.

At Jamk, Erasmus+ is the most central exchange programme and source of funding for mobility. Every year Jamk sends and receives hundreds of Erasmus+ exchange students and staff members.

On national level the Erasmus+ programme is coordinated by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI). At Jamk, Erasmus+ mobility is coordinated by International Services. Each year International Services applies for Erasmus+ funding for student mobility for studies and traineeships and staff mobility for teaching and training. At the end of each mobility project, International Services reports the use of the funding to EDUFI and the European Commission. International Services is also responsible for handling the the inter-institutional agreements between Jamk and the partner institutions.

EDUFI has made follow-up visits to Jamk related to the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme. The results have been very positive. Jamk has received good feedback e.g. on the transparency of the mobility processes, number of participants and managing the funding. All in all, the feedback has highlighted the overall successful implementation of the programme.

Detailed information about Erasmus+ for Higher Education can be found on EDUFI's webpages and the European Commission's Erasmus+ website.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Erasmus+ ICM offers higher education institutions the chance to apply for funding for specific projects with partners outside of Europe. The projects last for three years and can include both student and staff mobility. 

At Jamk, the Erasmus+ ICM projects are coordinated by International Services. In previous years Jamk has received funding for projects in the following countries:

  • Bosnia & Hertzegovina
  • Canada
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Vietnam

Lejla and Mohamed were on exchange at Jamk. You can read more about their experiences and the Erasmus+ ICM programme on the EDUFI website.

Erasmus+ for students

The Erasmus+ 2021-2027 focuses on digitalisation, inclusion and sustainability. In addition to the regular study exchanges and practical training opportunities, the current programme also offers shorter mobilities and practical training for recent graduates.

Blended intensive programmes and short mobilities combine online learning and a mobility period abroad. You can choose one of the shorter mobility options, if a longer mobility period is not possible for you.

Each degree student can use 12 months of Erasmus+ mobility quota and grant per study level. There is bound to be a suitable option for everyone, if you're thinking of going abroad during your studies.

Jamk's Institutional Erasmus+ Information

A requirement for participation in the Erasmus+ programme is Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), awarded by the European commission. Through the Charter higher education institutions commit to complying with the basic principles and to promoting the priorities of the Erasmus+ programme.

As a part of the Charter the institution also records its own objectives in the Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS).

The higher education institutions participating in the Erasmus+ programme also have their own unique Erasmus and organisational codes. The following are Jamk's codes:

Erasmus Code


OID Code


PIC Code


Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

Erasmus Charter 2021-2027

The European Commission hereby awards this Charter to:

The Institution undertakes to:

  • Respect in full the principles of non-discrimination, transparency and inclusion set out in the Erasmus+ Programme.
  • Ensure equal and equitable access and opportunities to current and prospective participants from all backgrounds, paying particular attention to the inclusion of those with fewer opportunities.
  • Ensure full automatic recognition of all credits (based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS) gained for learning outcomes satisfactorily achieved during a period of study/training abroad, including during blended mobility.
  • Charge no fees, in the case of credit mobility, to incoming mobile students for tuition, registration, examinations or access to laboratory and library facilities.
  • Ensure the quality of the mobility activities and of the cooperation projects throughout the application and implementation phases.
  • Implement the priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme:
    • By undertaking the necessary steps to implement digital mobility management in line with the technical standards of the European Student Card Initiative.
    • By promoting environmentally friendly practices in all activities related to the Programme.
    • By encouraging the participation of individuals with fewer opportunities in the Programme.
    • By promoting civic engagement and encouraging students and staff to get involved as active citizens before, during and after their participation in a mobility activity or cooperation project.



Before mobility

  • Ensure that selection procedures for mobility activities are fair, transparent, coherent and documented.
  • Publish and regularly update the course catalogue on the website well in advance of the mobility periods, so as to be transparent to all parties and allow mobile students to make well-informed choices about the courses they will follow.
  • Publish and regularly update information on the grading system used and grade distribution tables for all study programmes. Ensure that students receive clear and transparent information on recognition and grade conversion procedures.
  • Carry out mobility for the purpose of studying and teaching only within the framework of prior agreements between institutions which establish the respective roles and responsibilities of the parties, as well as their commitment to shared quality criteria in the selection, preparation, reception, support and integration of mobile participants.
  • Ensure that outgoing mobile participants are well prepared for their activities abroad, including blended mobility, by undertaking activities to achieve the necessary level of linguistic proficiency and develop their intercultural competences.
  • Ensure that student and staff mobility is based on a learning agreement for students and a mobility agreement for staff, validated in advance between the sending and receiving institutions or enterprises and the mobile participants.
  • Provide active support to incoming mobile participants throughout the process of finding accommodation.
  • Provide assistance related to obtaining visas, when required, for incoming and outgoing mobile participants.
  • Provide assistance related to obtaining insurance, when required, for incoming and outgoing mobile participants.
  • Ensure that students are aware of their rights and obligations as defined in the Erasmus Student Charter.

During mobility

  • Ensure equal academic treatment and the quality of services for incoming students.
  • Promote measures that ensure the safety of outgoing and incoming mobile participants.
  • Provide appropriate mentoring and support arrangements for mobile participants, including for those pursuing blended mobility.
  • Integrate incoming mobile participants into the wider student community and in the Institution’s everyday life. Encourage them to act as ambassadors of the Erasmus+ Programme and share their mobility experience.
  • Provide appropriate language support to incoming mobile participants.

After mobility

  • Provide incoming mobile students and their sending institutions with transcripts of records containing a full, accurate and timely record of their achievements at the end of the mobility period.
  • Ensure that all ECTS credits gained for learning outcomes satisfactorily achieved during a period of study/training abroad, including during blended mobility, are fully and automatically recognised as agreed in the learning agreement and confirmed by the transcript of records/traineeship certificate; transfer those credits without delay into the student’s records, count them towards the student’s degree without any additional work or assessment of the student and make them traceable in the student’s transcript of records and the Diploma Supplement.
  • Ensure the inclusion of satisfactorily completed study and/or traineeship mobility activities in the final record of student achievements (the Diploma Supplement).
  • Encourage and support mobile participants upon return to act as ambassadors of the Erasmus+ Programme, promote the benefits of mobility and actively engage in building alumni communities.
  • Ensure that staff is given recognition for their teaching and training activities undertaken during the mobility period, based on a mobility agreement and in line with the institutional strategy.



  • Ensure that cooperation activities contribute towards the fulfilment of the institutional strategy.
  • Promote the opportunities offered by the cooperation projects and provide relevant support to staff and students interested in participating in these activities throughout the application and implementation phase.
  • Ensure that cooperation activities lead to sustainable outcomes and that their impact benefits all partners.
  • Encourage peer-learning activities and exploit the results of the projects in a way that will maximise their impact on individuals, other participating institutions and the wider academic community.



  • Ensure that the long-term institutional strategy and its relevance to the objectives and priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme are described in the Erasmus Policy Statement.
  • Ensure that the principles of the Charter are well communicated and are applied by staff at all levels of the Institution.
  • Make use of the ECHE Guidelines and of the ECHE Self-assessment to ensure the full implementation of the principles of this Charter.
  • Regularly promote activities supported by the Erasmus+ Programme, along with their results.
  • Display this Charter and the related Erasmus Policy Statement prominently on the Institution's website and on all other relevant channels.


The Institution acknowledges that the implementation of the Charter will be monitored by the Erasmus+ National Agency and that the violation of any of the above principles and commitments may lead to its withdrawal by the European Commission.


Jussi Halttunen
Legal Representative

Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) is an integral part of the Erasmus Charter and a strategic plan for the implementation of the higher education institution's Erasmus+ activities. Read about our plans and objectives in the enclosed pdf-document.

International Partners

You can see Jamk's international partners with an agreement on student and/or staff mobility in our Mobility Online portal. The information in the portal varies according to the agreement situation. 

In addition to these mobility partners, the Schools may have other international partners e.g. within projects or other cooperation forms.

You may ask more about the partner institutions and the contents of the mobility agreements also from Jamk's International Services.

How to filter information in the portal

  1. Click Agreements
  2. Fill in your search criteria
    • "Type of person": choose if you want to see agreements with student and/or staff mobility
    • "Type of application": choose if you want to see agreements with incoming and/or outgoing mobility
    • "Study field": choose the study field
    • Choose other search criteria; country, city etc.
    • The partners according to your search criteria are listed under heading "RESULT"
  3. Agreement information
    • To see valid agreement and exchange program information for each partner, click “agreements” (handshake icon)
      • "Program" field: SMS = study exchange, SMP = practical training exchange, STA = teaching assignments, STT = other than teaching assignments
      •  JAMK SMS/SMP/STA/STT means bilateral agreements (JAMK exchange)
      • Erasmus SMS/SMP/STA/STT means Erasmus+ agreements (Erasmus+ exchange)
    • Then, click the blue i -icon on the right side to see all information regarding the agreement