You can apply for different short-term mobility programmes which give you a chance to take part in a week-long activity (up to 5 days) as part of a group of international students who will meet physically on site in one of our 7 universities.

While some of the collective mobility programmes target students from specific scientific fields others are open to students of different level and areas of study.

Every programme will have approximately 35 students (5 from each of our 7 partner universities) and will be conducted in English, unless otherwise stated.  

All students enrolled in one of our 7 universities are eligible to apply. 

The application procedure is closed, the next call for student applications will be opened in autumn 2022. All the information about the mobilities and the application procedure are explained here below. 

Application procedure

Check the list of proposed programmes that will be organised between March 2022 and August 2022.

Fill in the online application form and attach all the requested documents. 

What you should know

  1. All applications should be in English.
  2. Only complete applications, submitted via the online form with all necessary documents before the deadline, will be accepted.
  3. You can apply for a maximum of 2 collective and 1 individual mobility programme.
  4. You are encouraged to apply for the programmes taking place in your home university as well – even if you won’t travel abroad you can benefit from the programme activities and international context by being part of the group of students coming from 6 foreign universities.
  5. If you have already attended a FORTHEM short-term mobility you can reapply! You may submit your application each time we publish a new call for applications but please note that students that have not participated in the FORTHEM mobility previously will be given priority.

Your application will be checked by your local FORTHEM office and transmitted to the project organisers for a final selection.

Using the selection criteria announced, project organisers will produce a list of approximately 5 students per university admitted to the programme, plus a waiting list for other applicants who will receive a notification if a place becomes available.

You will receive an answer to your application by email approximately 4 to 6 weeks after we close the applications.

If you are selected, you must confirm your participation by clicking on the link provided in the email within one week after receiving your application acceptance.

Important FAQ to be read before you apply

You will need to submit your CV, which is a mandatory document for any short-term activity.

However, most of them also request additional documents such as motivational letter and in some cases a transcript of records, poster or sketch. 

Students on a waiting list may be contacted if and when places become available for them, after the first round of confirmation has been completed. They will also need to confirm their participation within one week after being contacted.

Students who no longer want to remain on a waiting list should notify the FORTHEM office of the organising university.

You have the option of either accepting the programme you have been chosen for or you can decline the first programme you were accepted to and see if you get in from the waiting list.

If you choose the fist option please note that accepting to participate in the programme you have been selected for may result in losing your place on the waiting list for the second programme (students with no programmes will be given priority).

If you choose the second option, you may receive an email in the following weeks when the organisers have finalised which students have confirmed their participation and a space becomes available (it should be noted that a space is not always guaranteed to open).

The participation in the programme is absolutely free for any student that is enrolled to one of FORTHEM partner universities during the application process and during the actual mobility.

In addition, you will receive funding to cover the approximate costs of your travel, accommodation and living expenses while abroad:

  1. a travel grant based on the Erasmus+ distance calculator going between 180€ and 360€ depending on which university you are traveling to (however you are responsible for organising your travel by yourself!);
  2. individual support grant to help cover living and food expenses based on daily rate for each university : 70 €/day for JYU, 60 €/day for JGU, uB, UV, UniPA and 50 €/day for LU and UO.  

Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation and meals, but the hosting university can help by providing links and resources.

Any additional expenses are not covered by FORTHEM Alliance.

For more information about funding you can contact the local FORTHEM office at your home university.

All physical mobilities have been affected due to the health pandemic. FORTHEM is working closely with the organisers to assure you the safest participation in the selected events. Most of the proposed programmes offer a virtual alternative in case the restrictions prevent you from travelling. However, due to the nature of programmes some of them do not offer a virtual possibility (sports events, archaeological excavations…).

If it is not possible to organise the programme on the predicted dates safely, the organisers will inform the selected participants of different alternatives (postponement, cancellation).

Because of the unpredictable situation we advise you not to make any reservations until you receive confirmation from the organisers (60 and 30 days before the start date of the activity).

Student testimonies

Take a look at our blog where your will find testimonies of our students who participated in a collective short-term mobility programmes.