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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YUFE Introduction Offer

This summer, YUFE will open its virtual doors for registration for the YUFE Introduction Offer. As the name already reveals, the YUFE Introduction Offer is a teaser of what YUFE can offer to students. Through the YUFE Introduction Offer, a limited number of students (already registered at a YUFE university as second year bachelor or above) can take a maximum of two online YUFE Academic Courses and one online YUFE Activity. This sneak peek into the YUFE Student Journey can be a stand-alone activity or represent a stepping-stone into the more complete YUFE Diploma Supplement Track, which will be launched later in the upcoming academic year.

All you have to do is be enrolled at a YUFE university, have a good level of English and be in the second year of your bachelor’s degree or higher and apply between 29 July – 15 September 2020.


Please check the individual courses for the specific deadlines and start dates.
You are not allowed to participate in an online YUFE course or YUFE activity from your own university. 
Please check with your programme director/committee whether the YUFE courses will be recognised in your programme as an elective for the ECTS specified. If this is not the case, you can still take the relevant course as an extracurricular activity.
For some courses there might be online activities that require participation on certain dates and hours. You will be informed later about those specific learning activities on scheduled time slots in order to identify possible conflicts with other courses and to react accordingly.

Please see the YUFE Introduction Offer Course Catalogue below:


Online introduction option

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.

Students who want to follow a single academic course or activity can get a first idea of YUFE by participating in the YUFE introduction option for the first semester of academic year 2020/2021.

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 but has to, like all big things, start small. For the upcoming year YUFE offers academic courses and activities you can choose to participate in besides your university’s degree programme. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will only offer YUFE online for now, through our very own YUFE Virtual Campus, still allowing you to study abroad virtually. Moreover, you get your own personal development plan that will help you attain your personal and professional goals during your YUFE journey.


YUFE Diploma Supplement

When you have successfully completed your YUFE track, you will receive a YUFE Diploma Supplement or in case you participated in the YUFE Introduction Offer, a letter of attendance. The Diploma Supplement will not only acknowledge your academic performance, but also acknowledge your effort in mobility, language learning, professional training, job shadowing and community volunteering.


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/join YUFE?

You can register for the YUFE Introduction Offer taking place in the first semester of Academic Year 2020/2021 between 29 July – 15 September 2020, while YUFE prepares for launching the more comprehensive YUFE Diploma Supplement track in fall 2020. Through this Introduction Offer you can already start getting acquainted with our large and innovative academic offers, by taking part in a maximum of two online YUFE Academic Courses and one online YUFE Activity. All you have to do is click the pink “Apply Now” button in the header and be a student enrolled at a YUFE university, have a good level of English and be a 2nd year bachelor student or higher. We hope to see you soon!

As of fall 2020, YUFE will launch the 2-year YUFE diploma supplement track that will offer you the opportunity to work towards the YUFE Diploma Supplement.