Universitas funding

Funding for your project

Universitas is a funding for new projects that increase student’s working life skills, support the advancement of studies, remove the bottlenecks that delay the studies, or support international meetings and possibilities. The initiatives are expected to continue independently with other funding after the project has ended.

Universitas is a funding for new projects that increase student’s working life skills, support the advancement of studies, remove the bottlenecks that delay the studies, or support international meetings and possibilities. The initiatives are expected to continue independently with other funding after the project has ended.

Universitas Oulu is funded by the university and lead by the Student Union, and it grants funding for ideas that support studies. In previous years the funding has been granted for, for example, running tutor activities, developing study environments based on students’ ideas, seminars and guest lecturers, and courses that develop special know-how. Planning can include already existing ideas or something completely new.

Grounds for granting Universitas funding

  • The project supports the flexibility of studies, working live relevance, or internationality.
  • The project is non-profit.
  • Every member of the society, subject, or university has an equal chance to participate within the registration period and maximum number of participants.
  • The successful project has a chance to continue with other funding.
  • The project is new and it’s not part of continuous activity of the subject society or the university.
  • The project hasn’t been granted the university’s project funding.
  • If the project collaborates with, for example, the subject, other subject societies, or companies, it can be considered beneficial for the project.

The funding is not primarily granted for renting spaces in the university.

The Universitas funding can be granted for each project only once, but the project doesn’t haven’t to be a one-time project. We wish that the projects could continue in the future with funding from e.g. the faculty or the subject. It is the initiative’s advantage if e.g. the subject commits to continue a successful project.

Steering group evaluates each application case by case and uses its discretion.

The application period is continuous. The funding is granted by a steering group of six members, including representatives from the Student Union. The steering group grants funding as they receive applications. Applications for projects that start in autumn should be delivered by the end of April. It takes few weeks to process the application.

The funding is granted on the basis of an open application. Send the application to universitas@oyy.fi. The application should include

  • the name of the project
  • organiser and coordination of the project
  • description
  • schedule
  • aims
  • target group(s)
  • possible partners and their contact information
  • continuation of the initiative
  • human resources
  • the amount applied and budget
  • contact person

You can ask the Events and Associations Specialist for help in making the application and budget by contacting them at ttja@oyy.fi.

The partner’s or the subject’s contact person has to be mentioned, if the project is a part of soem course or if the partner someway participates in project costs. We encourage subject societies to plan projects together with the subject, department, or faculty.

At the end of the project that has received the Universitas funding, the project leader compiles a final report, where they describe the project, how it was carried out, and the actual costs and budget.

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