Due to the big interest our students have shown in our programs, the reviewing process will take longer than expected. The students will be informed about the results on the 5th of March 2020. 

Please note that the notified applicants will have a couple of days to confirm their participation.


13 collective mobility programmes are being proposed to students in 2020, giving them a chance to take part in a week-long activity (approx. 5 days maximum on site) as part of a group of approximately 35 students, 5 coming from each of the partner universities, who will meet physically on site in one university.

Collective mobility programmes cater for students of different levels and areas of study, some are open to all, others are more targeted. Unless specified, programmes will use English as the main language of communication. Details of all of these programmes can be found in the table below and more information can be downloaded for each programme.




Types of activities 

Student profile 

Challenge of Migrations



Discovering dedicated support systems for immigrants in the academic environment through workshop, visits and collaborative tasks

Socially engaged students interested in people in exile

Central European International Week



Approach to interculturality through seminars, initiation to research, workshops, coaching sessions

Proficiency in English, academic merits, self-reflexivity

Language Teaching and Migration*



Interdisciplinary teaching  with  special focus on music and foreign languages (Italian, German, English)

Master students especially in teacher training of  foreign languages, B2 level in Italian, German and English

Business and Entrepreneurship Summer School



Interactive workshops, practical tasks and case studies introducing students to business and entrepreneurship

Undergraduate or graduate students, B2 English level, degrees in social sciences, business, management; science or humanities

Minority Languages: Rights and Practices



Thematic conferences, participatory activities and round tables on rights and practices associated with minority languages

Undergraduate or graduate students, B2 English level, degrees in social sciences and law: sociology, political science, law, psychology, philology, teaching.

Model European Union



Role play of the legislative process in the European Union

Short motivation letter, experience in simulations like Model European Union, knowledge of the institutions and decision-making processes of the European Union being a plus

Body, Disability and Milieu



Theoretical and practical approach to body and milieu through sensorial, physical and artistic experiments


Motivation letter

Beyond Clichés – Students in Intercultural Exchange*Mainz25.11. - 29.11.20

This blended learning course consists of a one-week comprehensive intercultural communication training at JGU Mainz and two different types of international teamwork activities guided in a virtual classroom

Motivation letter

Migration as Cultural Enrichment



Approaching migration through the overview of Sicilian culture and history

Motivation letter

Climate Change and Environment in EU



Theme week on climate change effect on everyday life and reflexion on potential local and European actions

Motivation letter

Innovation Lab on EU Integration



Identifying student’s experiences with UE through lectures, personal experiences, cooperation among universities to point out innovative responses and their implementation

Proficiency in English, one academic year passed, leadership in academic or extra curricula activities, motivation and knowledge of EU experiences

1st Student Conference: Europe Today and Tomorrow



Student conference and workshops on European issues

Call for papers from PhD/postgraduatestudents, motivation letter for other students

International Student Conference ICON*



Participation in the 3rd ICON conference and in workshop providing students with the know-how of organizing scientific conferences.

Motivation letter, interest in or experience with (scientific) event management, civic commitment

* Subject to confirmation of national funding from the German state

You can apply for a maximum of 3 programmes, but will have to choose to participate in only one (per year) if you are selected for more than one.


The application for 2020 is closed.



Eligibility criteria

All students currently enrolled in FORTHEM universities are eligible to apply. For mobility after September 2020, priority will be given to students who are not in their final year of study (i.e. who will still be registered as students in a FORTHEM university on that date).

Only complete applications, submitted via the online form with all necessary documents by 23:59 CET on Saturday 15th February 2020, will be accepted. All applications should be in English.

Applications should include any other documents required by the specific programme, in English or one of the alliance languages (unless specified otherwise).

Students of the University of Burgundy have to fill in the attached form “Authorisation of Attendance”

Review process

Applications will be checked by the receiving FORTHEM office and transmitted to the project coordinator.

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

Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by email on the 5th of March 2020.

Please note that the notified applicants will have a couple of days to confirm their participation. Students can apply for a maximum of 3 collective and 1 individual mobility programme. If they are accepted for two or more programmes (individual mobility and/or collective mobility) they will need to choose only one programme and refuse the others (including any for which they may still be on a waiting list).

Students on the waiting lists will be contacted if and when places become available for them. They will 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.


Students will receive funding to cover the approximate costs of their travel, accommodation and living expenses while abroad (individual mobility). In the case of collective mobility, they will receive funding for travel, while accommodation and meals will be provided by the organising university. More information can be provided by their local FORTHEM office.