Study across Europe at one of the first European Universities


Imagine that you could create your own curriculum, choosing from academic courses offered at any of the YUFE universities. You could study in ten different countries, live in Spain for a while, learn Italian in Rome, do some volunteer work in the Netherlands, complete an inspiring internship at Cyprus, or find your first challenging job-shadowing position in Finland. The information for organising your own individual learning experience will be at your fingertips and all activities and accomplishments will be acknowledged on your YUFE Diploma Supplement and, in the future, on a true European Diploma recognised throughout Europe.

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Join the YUFE Community

Create your own curriculum at universities all over Europe.

As a YUFE student you enter a diverse, European environment that strives towards shaping the future of Europe. Unlike a regular exchange, you have the opportunity to combine your academic endeavours with language courses, professional training and civic engagement. You will truly be a part of society, no matter where in Europe you are. With YUFE, you do not only have the opportunity to engage with the expertise of one or two universities, but of ten leading, research-driven institutions.

Accessible mobility

Move between levels and programmes, study online, blended and offline, full-time and part-time.

YUFE strives to be a truly European University yet, like all big things, started small. In the current academic year, YUFE offers existing academic courses and activities in addition to the students’ university’s degree programme. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we only offer YUFE opportunities online for now, through our very own YUFE Virtual Campus, still allowing you to study abroad virtually, but from the next academic year we are also planning to offer physical mobility. Moreover, you get your own personal development plan that will help you attain your personal and professional goals during your YUFE journey.

You can find more information about practical aspects of Erasmus mobility within YUFE here ›


YUFE Introduction Offer

How it started

In Summer 2020, YUFE opened its virtual doors for registration for the YUFE Introduction Offer. As the name already reveals, the YUFE Introduction Offer was a teaser of what YUFE can offer to students. Through the YUFE Introduction Offer, a limited number of students was able to take a maximum of two online YUFE Academic Courses and one online YUFE Activity. This sneak peek into the YUFE Student Journey was either a stand-alone activity or a stepping-stone into the more complete YUFE Student Journey, which was launched at the beginning of November 2020.


YUFE Student Journey

YUFE will open registration for the next round of enrolment in the YUFE Student Journey programme in the Fall of 2021.

The YUFE Student Journey offers you the opportunity to obtain ECTS for academic courses at another YUFE university (via virtual, blended, and/or physical mobility), participate in the YUFE Academy and the Induction Courses, and take up activities leading up to the YUFE Stars all within a maximum period of 2 years.

Feel free to browse the YUFE catalogue on the YUFE Virtual Campus explore here
and find out what YUFE can offer within the YUFE Student Journey in the area of: academic courses, language training, civic engagement activities, professional training activities, YUFE Academy Lectures and YUFE Induction Courses.

At YUFE we find it important to not only acknowledge your academic performance but also acknowledge your effort in mobility, language learning, professional training, job shadowing, and community volunteering. This is why we have created YUFE Stars , an innovative recognition system for activities with specific and personalised learning goals that not only relate to academic education in a European University setting. The YUFE Star System consists of 4 Stars: the Mobility Star, the Language Star, the Professional Star and the Civic Star. They encourage students, staff and learners to pursue personal and professional development, while experiencing the possibility to contribute as individuals to society to activities with a Europe-wide impact.

Students in the YUFE Student Journey have an opportunity to earn a YUFE Diploma Supplement, on which YUFE Stars are also recognised, after fulfilling the  requirements which will be published together with the next call for applications.


The YUFE Open Programmes will make Europe-wide higher education a reality for students from all backgrounds. Personalised academic curricula will be the backbone of an equitable, diverse and effective education system that recognises and optimally fosters individual talents. The YUFE Alliance will provide students with unique opportunities to be trained in an inclusive research- and work-based learning ecosystem leading to interdisciplinary and intersectoral knowledge and skills that will allow them to contribute to addressing current and future challenges in four YUFE Focus Areas:

  • European identity and responsibilities in a global world
  • Citizens well-being
  • Digital societies
  • Sustainability

These correspond with some of today’s greatest global challenges, and those likely to face our societies in the future, in Europe and elsewhere. By bringing together research, education, industry and citizens, we will work towards solutions that benefit every European citizen and region. YUFE Open Programmes will be open to local and international students at all levels of study.

YUFE students will also have access to YUFE-wide extracurricular activities paired to an innovative recognition system based on YUFE Stars. YUFE Stars will be awarded for mobility (physical or virtual), language learning, professional training and job-shadowing, and community volunteering. The YUFE Star System is an accessible and rewarding setting to fully pursue personal and professional development while experiencing the possibility to contribute as individuals to society and to have Europe-wide impact. These YUFE Stars will be featured on the YUFE Diploma Supplement.


How can I register for/join YUFE?

YUFE will open a call for applications for the 2-year YUFE Student Journey that will offer you the opportunity to work towards the YUFE Diploma Supplement, in the Fall of 2021, through the YUFE Virtual Campus.

Once the application process is open, you will be informed about all the practical details and application requirements. We hope to see you soon!