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YUFE: a new European university 

We’re part of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance.

Essex is one of ten young universities helping to create one of the first true European Universities through the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance. We’re working with partners from higher education, and the non-governmental and private sector to shape the future of European higher education by establishing a European University that's open to all.

Applying to take part in the YUFE student journey

The next YUFE Student Journey application round is open from 11 September – 3 November 2023.

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Essex, you must have completed your first year of study (achieving a minimum mark of 50 for studying in-person). All students studying at a YUFE university must have an English language level of B2 or higher.

As the YUFE Student Journey and the YUFE Minors increase in popularity we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply, complete the application form on the YUFE Student Portal of the YUFE Virtual Campus. You will need to create an account to access the form, upload your details, and sign a co-creation agreement.

If you are interested in participating in the YUFE Student Journey or the YUFE Minors during the 2023-2024 Spring/Summer Term in-person at one of our YUFE Partner Institutions, please advise the YUFE Essex Team by emailing before 9 October 2023.

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