FORTHEM Alliance Call

Individual short-term student mobility applications for 2021

The “FORTHEM Alliance”, funded in the Erasmus+ framework, brings together seven partner universities:

- the University of Burgundy in France (

- Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany (

- the University of Jyväskylä in Finland (

- the University of Latvia (

- the University of Opole in Poland (

- the University of Palermo in Italy (

- the University of Valencia in Spain (

FORTHEM aims to open up new possibilities for students to travel and study in these different universities.

Between 27th of October and 29th of November, students from FORTHEM universities are invited to apply for  individual  short-term mobility in 2021.

If you have a study project for which you need to travel alone to one of our partner universities for a maximum period of 10 days on site, during your study programme, this can be funded by the FORTHEM alliance (travel costs, accommodation and living expenses).

Examples of projects: to carry out fieldwork, experimentation or research for a thesis (BA, MA, PhD); to create new ties with a student association in a partner university; to work with a group of students in another university on a current or future project, etc.

Please note that the number of places for individual mobility is limited to 3 per university per year.


Since the Covid-19 situation remains unpredictable it is possible that due to travel and other national restrictions physical mobility will not be possible for your planned dates. In order to receive your grant you will be requested to consult about the situation in both countries with your local FORTHEM office at latest 30 days before the planned activity.

How to apply for individual mobility in 2020: 

Fill in the form accessible here by 12PM (midday) CET, on 29th of November 2020 making sure you attach all the requested documents.

Eligibility criteria and review process

All students currently enrolled in FORTHEM universities are eligible to apply for individual or collective mobility.

Only complete applications, submitted via the online form with all necessary documents by 12pm (midday, Central European Time) on Sunday 29 of November 2020, will be accepted. All applications should be in English.

Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by email on 8th of January 2021.

They will have one week to confirm their participation. Students can apply for a maximum of 2 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 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.

Applications for individual mobility will be submitted to the FORTHEM Mobility Mission Board, which will select successful applicants, based on the quality of the project proposed.


Students will receive funding to cover the approximate costs of their travel, accommodation and living expenses while abroad. More information about this will be provided by their local FORTHEM office.