PBL South Asia students selection

Important | 2019-12-18

PBL South Asia

PBL South Asia develops best practices in problem-based education as a joint initiative between ten universities that are located in Finland, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the Netherlands and Lithuania. Project aims to contribute to local innovation ecosystems, integrate themes of sustainable development, social responsibility and human rights into educational practice through problem based learning.


We are looking for student participants to work on the challenge developed by Nepalese and Bhutanese colleagues. Students from civil engineering and architecture study programmes can apply (Master students, bachelor and integrated programme students of 3rd year or higher).

The workshop and field visits will be organized in spring 2020, approx. April-May. However, students are expected to start their work on the challenge in advance, and finalize the concept after the field visits. The costs of travel, accommodation and daily expenses will be covered for all participants. If selected, students are expected to cover extra costs for visas, insurance, etc.

A minimum duration of the visit to Nepal and Bhutan should be 14 days. The whole trip can take up to 16 days depending on travel arrangements.

The course will not provide ECTS credits, however, the certificate of participation will be provided.


We are looking for students who:

  • Are open for international experiences;
  • Have high average grades and no academic debt;
  • Are sensitive to global and societal issues (equality, sustainability, global warming, responsible consumption);
  • Are able to communicate in English in an international environment. Perfect English is not expected, but the ability to express your thoughts and professional English will be needed.


Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. If you’re doubtful, we encourage you to fill in the application, and do not miss this unique opportunity!

Registration – http://saf.ktu.edu/pbl-south-asia-students-selection/