Tampere University invites applications for internationalisation grants from student associations affiliated with the student union TREY. The grant is worth € 20 000. The University wants to support and encourage student associations to take measures that promote the integration of international students and the internationalisation of students. The University grant is a support package separate from TREY’s operational grant, but the awarding of the grants is coordinated in cooperation with TREY.
The inclusion of English-speaking degree and exchange students in associational activities, as well as getting to know Finnish-speaking students, promotes the participation and well-being of international students. It also promotes the home internationalisation of Finnish-speaking students and the accumulation of internationality expertise. The successful integration of international students into the university community increases the internationality, openness, and well-being of the entire university community.
Preparations for the allocation of grants are taken by a committee comprising staff members from the University’s Financial Services, Education and Learning, Communications as well as representatives of TREY. The committee will prepare a proposal for the allocation of grant funds and review the reports that will be submitted by grant recipients. The final funding decisions will be made by the President of Tampere University.
Grants may be awarded to support the development of international activities. Examples for such activities are:
- Employment events, company visits
- Cultural education and events
- Orientations about exchange studies
- Events that support networking and encounters with new people
Criteria for awarding grants for 2024
Both the impact of the activities and the quality of the application are considered while assessing the applications. The projects presented in the applications are prioritised in descending order as follows:
- Projects that promote the employment of international students in the Tampere region.
- Projects that promote the integration of international students into Finnish society.
- Projects that promote the home internationalisation of international and Finnish students.
- Projects that promote the internationalisation of Finnish students (e.g. overseas excursions)
In addition to this, one assessment criterion is how accessibility the use of grant is, i.e. how many students benefit from the support.
Grants are primarily allocated to projects that meet the criteria in 1) and 2). Support will be provided for projects in other sections if there is enough funds to be provided from the grant after the evaluation of the projects in sections 1) and 2).
Funding will not be granted for organising sits parties or other similar student party events. Funding will not be granted for activities for which financial support has already been sought from Tampere University (for example, from a faculty).
Grants are offered to support activities that will take place in 2024. Funding may be sought for one or more types of activity. If support is applied for several projects belonging to different grant classifications, they must each be applied for with a separate application. This greatly helps with the processing of applications.
Maximum amount to be granted per association is limited to €3000. However, exceptions may be made for particularly justified reasons.
The activities organised with the support of the university’s student activities must consider both the current guidelines of the higher education community and the current guidelines of the authorities concerning the organisation and safety of events.
The closing date for applications is 25th of February 2024. Apply for the cultural grant by filling out the application form in Microsoft Forms.
Attach the following appendices to your application:
- Student association’s latest completed financial statement (with profit and loss statements included.)
- The budget of the project, with the project’s revenue and expenditure itemised. If there are several projects, the association must present a budget for each of them.
At the end of 2024, the association will provide feedback that reflects on the use of the support.
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