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FIRST is exchange program for Finnish and Russian universities, and it is funded by CIMO.

FIRST Study Exchange is in Lapland UAS' partner universities in Russia, The Barents Region. Application period for autumn semester is 15.02 - 1.4 and for spring semester before 15.10. Participating student for FIRST -exchange has to be at least second year undergraduate student. Minimum length of exchange is 3 months. Possibility of applying FIRST -grant and Lapland UAS travel grant. Grants are awarded to one student per year. Grants are not for students who are going to exchange to their home country.

Partner universities in Russia:

Murmansk Arctic State University
Murmansk State Technical University
Northern State Medical University
Northern Arctic Federal University
International Institute of Business Education

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Lapland UAS is also part of a FIRST network called Network for Social Services and Health Care. Through the network social services and healthcare students are able to apply for one semester study exchange to the partner universities. The network also arranges every spring semester a short intensive course. Both to the study exchange and to the intensive course students can apply a grant from the network,

Partner universities in Russia:

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Vyborg Branch of the Russian Academy of Department: National Economy and Public
St. Petersburg State Educational Institution, Medical College No1
St. Petersburg University

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