Nordplus to support Ukrainian students

25.04.22 | News
Silje Bergum Kinsten/
The Nordic Council of Ministers for Education and Research and its partners in the Baltic countries have decided to change the rules for the Nordplus programme to make it possible to provide financial support to Ukrainian students. The change is a temporary one in the light of the war in Ukraine and the fact that many students from war-torn areas need help to continue their studies.

Until now, it has been a formal funding requirement that students had to be studying on a programme that issues exam certification at a higher education institution that is part of a Nordplus network.

However, the scheme is now being extended to cover Ukrainian students in temporary study places at these institutions. The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Paula Lehtomäki, is pleased with the speed at which practical solutions have been found to help young people in their time of need.

“The war in Ukraine creates needs on so many levels and directly affects young people who are in the middle of their education. For the Nordic Council of Ministers, it is important to contribute where we can and with the resources we have at our disposal. We hope that this move will help Ukrainian students finish their studies for the good of themselves and their country,” she says.

The budget for the Nordplus programme is approx. DKK 30 million. Some 2,200 students receive mobility funding every year. They study at 250 higher education institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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