Applications for the YUFE Student Journey programme will be open on the YUFE Virtual Campus in the fall of 2021. You will be able to apply by submitting all the necessary documents in the YUFE Virtual Campus application form, after which the Selection Committee will notify you about the selection results in a couple of weeks. Exact timeline and application instructions will be published closer to the opening of the application period.
Eligible applicants need to be registered as a student in one of the universities in the YUFE Alliance, at least as a 2nd year bachelor; and need to have at least a B2 proficiency level in English. In addition to that, undergraduate students from the University of Essex need to have a minimum year mark of 50 in the first year of the course and students from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid need to have a minimum grade average of 6/10 in the previous academic year.
You can apply for the YUFE Student Journey on the YUFE Virtual Campus as soon as the call is launched in fall 2021. You will be asked to upload your details, your motivation letter and your signed co-creation agreement there.
Since this year’s YUFE Student Journey is still a pilot programme, we can only allow 45 students from each YUFE university to apply. The application period for the YUFE Student Journey will be open a couple of weeks only, or shorter in case 45 students from your university have applied. When the application period is over, a selection committee will select the final 30 students per university based on their eligibility and motivation. Students selected onto the YUFE Student Journey will have two years to meet the requirements for the YUFE Diploma Supplement or create their own learning path.
Since the YUFE Student Journey is still a pilot activity, we can open up only for a relatively small number of students. A maximum of 300 students will be able to join in fall 2021. Students part of this group will co-create and help build our European University; the Young Universities for the Future of Europe.
Students from University of Essex and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Undergraduate students registered at the University of Essex need to have a minimum average Year 1 mark of 50% to be eligible to apply. This is in line with the policy at the University of Essex for their students who want to study abroad via other exchange programmes. There is no minimum mark for postgraduate students from the University of Essex.
At UC3M, competitive admission processes are based on equality, merit and ability. Particularly those competitive processes addressed to students, apply as admission/selection merit criteria the student average grade. In line with this policy UC3M will ask a minimum average grade to their students in order to be eligible to apply for the YUFE Student Journey.
Before applying you need to write a motivation letter and sign the YUFE co-creation agreement (by which we share YUFE’s goals and visions with you and ask you to work with us in further optimizing our European University.) The co-creation agreement will be provided to you as soon as the call is launched.
Please keep in mind that the YUFE selection committee will use only your motivation letter for their selection. In order to provide some guidance regarding the letter of motivation, the YUFE Student Journey Selection Committee has generated a few prompts or topics that it would like to see you discuss in your letter. These topics or prompts represent matters that the selection committee sees as important aspects of being successful as a YUFE student. Even though academic excellence is something we value highly it is certainly not the only thing we are looking for in students wishing to participate in YUFE. You are encouraged to use examples or experience from your own life when you deem them relevant to making a point to us. Also, feel free to use information from the YUFE website that you think is relevant but do not tell us things we already know.
Please deal with the questions below in your motivation letter by integrating maximum 150 words per prompt to formulate a response.
- What makes participation in YUFE important to you personally and what will you bring to YUFE?
- In which way do you think that the YUFE programme will alter your study experience? Give some specific examples of changes that you expect to happen.
- What are your plans after graduating from your university and how can YUFE be instrumental in letting these plans come to fruition?