Do you need to travel to one of our 7 universities in the frame of your personal study project? You can apply for an individual short-term mobility programme which gives you the opportunity to spend up to 10 days on site and the FORTHEM Alliance will cover the approximate costs of your travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Examples of eligible projects:

  1. carry out fieldwork,
  2. experimentation or research for a thesis (Bachelor, Master or PhD),
  3. create new ties with a student association in a partner university,
  4. work with a group of students in another university on a current or future project,

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

The next call is open from 29.10.2021 until 06.12.2021 for mobilities which will take place between March 2022 and August 2022. All the information about the application procedure is explained here below.


Application procedure

Prepare your project! The students applying for this type of mobility will have to organise their stay themselves - reflect on what project you would like to carry-out and find a mentoring professor at the hosting university.

Local FORTHEM office at the host university is available to assist you with finding the mentoring professor.

In addition to a CV, which is mandatory for any short-term mobility, you will also need to submit:  

  1. one-page motivational letter clearly describing your project and your motivations;
  2. invitation letter or form, from a mentoring professor at the hosting university: the document needs to be signed by the hosting FORTHEM office or mentoring professor at the hosting university.
    Please include in this document: your name, and study programme and cycle, short description of your project, the name of the mentoring professor and his agreement to mentor you.

Fill in our online application form and attach all the requested documents respecting the deadline for applications. 

Note that:  

  1. all applications should be in English or in the language of the hosting university;
  2. number of places for individual short-term mobility is limited to approximately 3 per university per year;
  3. only complete applications, submitted via the online form with all necessary documents before the deadline, will be accepted;
  4. you can apply for a maximum of 1 individual mobility programme and 2 collective mobility programmes - students selected for the individual mobility will be able to attend one collective mobility (if they are selected by the organisers);
  5. if you have already attended 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 examined by the FORTHEM Mobility Mission Board which will select successful applicants, based on the quality of the project proposed.

You will receive an answer to your application by email approximately 4 to 6 weeks after we close the applications (mid January 2022).

If you are selected, you must confirm your participation by clicking on the link provided in the email within one week after you received the positive answer to your application.


Important FAQ to be read before you apply

Any time which suits you most, but you have to come back from your mobility at latest on the 31st August of the academic year you are applying for (e.g. 31st of August 2022 for the academic year 2021/2022). 

COVID-19 had a big impact on our social life and mobility. Nevertheless, FORTHEM is doing its best to adapt to organise any mobility according to the safety measures.

Please take into account the current events and try to be adaptable with your travel dates (you may have to postpone your mobility in case the situation in your country or hosting country doesn’t allow traveling).

You can find the up-to-date information about the travel restrictions in Europe on EU's Reopen Europa website. 

There is no waiting list for individual short-term mobility.

If you have simultaneously applied for a collective short-term mobilities, see more information about the waiting lists on Collective short-term mobility page. 

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.