You can enrol in a jointly organised programme that gathers students from all FORTHEM universities. Every partner university hosts on rotating principle, a semester-long programme related to one of the seven Labs topics. Courses proposed in the frame of FORTHEM Campus will be tailored for general student audience and not only for students from specific scientific fields. It is worth noting that your mobility will be funded with Erasmus+ grant.

1st FORTHEM Campus in Dijon, France

The first FORTHEM Campus will be launched from September 1st to mid-December 2021 (approx. Christmas holidays) at the University of Burgundy. This semester-long exchange combines studies and activities related to your discipline with a special themed programme called Foods and fooding.

The student has to choose studies from each of the categories below in order to collect 30 ECTS.

  1. Studies related to the discipline at the home university: 5-15 ECTS. Check the list of disciplinary courses.
  2. Transversal module: 5-15 ECTS; e.g. communication about food, gastronomy, wines, food science basics, nutrition and dietary habits, children and food.
  3. Open Module: 5-15 ECTS; e.g. tutored project, language courses, internship, sport activities.

The students of the FORTHEM Campus will also be invited to take part in special activities organised for them (and depending on the health situation): welcoming event, ice breaker games, tour of the campus, tour of Dijon etc.

IMPORTANT: if the disciplinary module of the student is in French, we recommend, in this case, to have at least a B2 level in French. If the student has only a B1 level in French (minimum level required to study in France), we strongly advise to take some extra French lessons before the semester begins, e.g. through the International centre for French studies (CIEF) in Dijon in the summer holidays. The other modules are in English, for which we also recommend to have at least B2 level.


Step 1: you must contact local FORTHEM office at your home university mentioning FORTHEM Campus programme.

Step 2: local FORTHEM office will put you in contact with your faculty’s coordinator in order to apply to the programme.

Step 3: if you are selected by your faculty to study in the frame of FORTHEM Campus in Dijon, your home university will communicate your contact details to the University of Burgundy.

Step 4: University of Burgundy will contact you and explain you how to apply at their institution as an exchange student and will give you all the details about your stay in Dijon. Deadline for application at the University of Burgundy: 30th June 2021.

Accommodation: take a look on housing possibilities in Dijon at the University of Burgundy’s webpage for exchange students, Useful informationHousing paragraph.

Erasmus+ grant: contact your home institution Erasmus office to check if you are eligible for Erasmus+ grant for studies.