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The YUFE Student Journey: experience your possibilities.

At YUFE, you can create your own curriculum, choosing from academic classes and language courses offered at 9 partner European universities. At YUFE, we have programmes to support entrepreneurship, innovation and the local community to give you new skills and experiences. You can study in 10 different countries, live in e.g. Spain, learn Italian in Rome, do volunteer work in the Netherlands and an inspiring internship in Cyprus or Finland. And to top it all off, you can receive the YUFE Student Journey Certificate - a diploma from one of the first consortia aspiring to become a European University.

YUFE Stars* (Mobility, Language, Professional and/or Civic Star) are awarded as additional recognition of participation, commitment, and development for student activity. We have built this system in partnership with businesses to better equip future graduates to start their professional journey.

YUFE shapes its programme in 4 thematic areas:
1. European identity and responsibility in a global world
2. Citizens' well-being
3. Digital societies
4. Sustainability

What can you benefit from during the YUFE Student Journey?

  • From lectures given at all partner universities, not only in English,
  • Language courses, and less official but equally effective language cafes and tandems,
  • From programmes supporting entrepreneurship, apprenticeships and soft skills training,
  • Pro-social initiatives,
  • and above all, the benefits of an international mode of study.

You can also travel between YUFE campuses virtually and in blended mobility mode.

Remember, at YUFE it's up to you:

  • how many opportunities you take advantage of,
  • at what pace you complete your programme,
  • at what point you stop.

YUFE recognises and rewards every activity by awarding certificates and stars.

Who is the YUFE Student Journey for?

It's a programme dedicated to students proficient in English (min. B2), with a maximum participation period of 2 years. Persons who:

  • complete YUFE academic courses for min. 12 ECTS
  • receive at least 1 YUFE Star,
  • and take advantage of a min. 3 opportunities offered by the YUFE Academy** [a series of lectures, talk shows and open workshops held online at all YUFE universities]

will obtain the YUFE Student Journey Certificate - a diploma from one of the first consortia aspiring to become a European University.

Would you like to find out what it looks like in practice? Read the stories of Beatrice Carniato, Mikail Yildiz and Adeniran Adewoye, YUFE students, who share their experiences.

 

Registration will start in September 2023. More details will be published soon.

How to apply?

The recruitment lasts from 2 April to 24 May 2024.

To apply create an account on the YUFE Virtual Campus - using your student email address, complete your profile and fill in the online registration form.

To learn more about YUFE join one of the YUFE Online Open Days:

21 February 2024 11:00-13:00cet 

21 March 2024 11:00-13:00cet 

16 April 2024 11:00-13:00cet 

13 May 2024 11:00-13:00cet

YUFE Minor

The next recruitment for the YUFE Minor will start in spring 2024.

These are programmes, offered by YUFE member universities and aimed at undergraduate students who want to broaden their education and earn an additional 30 ECTS credits by spending a winter semester in England, Croatia, the Netherlands or Belgium.

You can choose a Minor related to your main field of study to deepen your knowledge in your discipline or opt for classes in line with additional interests.

There were 7 modules in the lastcall:

YUFE Minor University Programme
Urban Ecology University of Rijeka Minor explores the relation between humans and ‘nature’ in urban environments, as cities are also spaces where many non-human beings reside. We will consider these interactions between humans and other living beings who live in urban spaces. The Minor also explores issues of sustainability in urban living such as the use of natural resources (e.g., water), pollution, the place and role of plant life in city spaces, and sustainable methods of food production and consumption. This is with the intention of facilitating students to find solutions into how we as humans can live a more sustain-able lifestyle in urban spaces.
Urban Sustainable Development University of Maastricht The module is inspired by Kate Raworth's theory of the Doughnut Economics, defining both the social basis and ecological level of sustainable living. Topics covered include social responsibility, environmental security and the transition from local events to global outcomes. The block offers a combination of knowledge from the social sciences and humanities with knowledge from the natural sciences.
Cities and urbanization: Interdisciplinary perspectives University of Antwerp Cities and urbanisation are increasingly identified as both the cause and remedy of today’s major problems such as climate change, social inequality, and political conflict. The field of Urban Studies is gaining importance in the academic world and beyond as its inter-disciplinary approach is key in both understanding and tackling current complex urban challenges. The minor is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of key concepts, approaches, and debates in the field of urban studies.
Heritage University of Antwerp The theme of the programme block is heritage, in all its aspects: tangible, intangible, physical, digital, etc.In the heritage sector, there is an increasing emphasis on sustainability, preservation or digitisation of heritage. The module will treat an interdisciplinary approach to these issues).
Societal issues in a contemporary world University of Essex With increasing awareness of global issues, there has never been a more vital time to contribute meaningfully to social change. In this Minor, you’ll tackle issues from ethics to sustainability and gain a historical perspective on the forces that have shaped our multicultural and interconnected world. You’ll broaden your knowledge whilst starting to develop tools required to address today’s pressing social problems, transform society and make a positive change in an increasingly globalised world. The Minor enables you to explore contemporary social issues across multiple disciplinary perspectives, with a choice of courses, teaching and topics across sociology, philosophy, history, politics, human rights, and literature.
Urban Health & Wellbeing Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun The minor is aimed at the broad academic community interested in urban health and the broadly understood wellbeing approach. The uniqueness of the presented project is based on a comprehensive view of the concept of health and wellbeing. The multifaceted point of view is the greatest asset of YUFE Minor URBAN HEALTH & WELLBEING, where students of various fields of study can broaden their knowledge and skills with competencies of interest to them. The presented program fits perfectly into the "Health for All in the 21st Century" strategy proposed by the World Health Declaration.
Sustainable Tourism Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun The basic block introduces the topic, in which two subjects play a crucial role – one referring to the main trends in tourism and the other presenting a climate of thinking regarding responsible development. Next, two modules are proposed (with the option of elective courses). The layout of the modules corresponds to sustainable tourism, in which attention is paid to natural and anthropogenic resources - hence this conventional division. In the modules, the subjects refer to individual resources that can form the basis for their proper use in tourism.

Participation in the programme is free of charge. Classes are conducted in the summer semester of the academic year 2023/2024 at one of the partner universities, with the option to also carry out some activities online. The trip is funded by Erasmus+. The language of instruction is English, so min. B2 level knowledge is required. In addition to academic courses, students will work on solving a specific real-world problem faced by the local community in a Challenge Team. Their work will be supported by academic staff and experts from outside the university.

 

The graphic illustrates the results of a satisfaction survey of students taking part in the YUFE Introduction Offer.

 

*The YUFE Star system consists of 4 stars: the Mobility Star, the Language Star, the Professional Star and the Citizenship Star. It is an incentive to invest in personal and professional development based on the opportunities arising from the international nature of the project.

The **YUFE Academy (YUFE Academy) is a series of open online lectures at all YUFE universities. Last year, each university presented two lectures with the theme of European Identity. This year's edition will focus on the Prosperity of Citizens, and the offer will be additionally enriched with courses conducted in national languages.

At the Nicolaus Copernicus University, within the framework of the YUFE Academy 2020, the lectures were delivered by:

 

If you have a question, please contact:

Mateusz Magalski
YUFE offer for students; recruitment for YUFE
magmat@umk.pl
(+48) 56 611 4968

Joanna Wińska
YUFE language star; confirmation of English language skills
joanna.winska@umk.pl
(+48) 56 611 4965

Małgorzata Błaszczak
YUFE Stars
malgorzatablaszczak@umk.pl
(+48) 56 611 4254

Karol Mojkowski
Institutional Coordinator
karol.mojkowski@umk.pl
(+48) 56 611 4963