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Welcome to the CIVIS academy!

As a university staff member from a CIVIS member university, you will have the opportunity to share teaching and technical experience, knowledge and skills with your international peers. What's more, you will be able to grow within the CIVIS alliance through workshops and training courses offered by our universities.

CIVIS will develop staff mobility and career development schemes to support its mission and the work of its university staff. It is through our people that the CIVIS European University initiative will grow and ensure its success.

Postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

The CIVIS member university, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), is organising a language training course on “Spanish for Administrative Purposes” for all administrative staff working in a CIVIS member university. This initiative is part of the international staff training week 2020 which will take place at UAM, Cantoblanco Campus (Madrid), on 8th – 13th June 2020.


15 hours of Spanish courses, cultural and networking activities

Course objectives

  • to reinforce your level of Spanish
  • to develop specific language skills in an academic and administrative environment

Who can participate? 

Administrative and Academic staff working in a CIVIS member university who have an intermediate level of Spanish (B1 according to the CEFR)


250€ for CIVIS member universities. This fee includes 15hours of Spanish, coffee breaks, two cultural activities, networking activities and the Farewell dinner. Other expenses such as travel, accommodation, the day-trip to Toledo and lunch are not included.

Financial support:

Erasmus+ staff mobility funding may be available to cover most of the expenses. Please contact your International office for further information.

How to apply? 

Complete the application form below and send it to by 31st March 2020. Applicants must attach a B1 certificate of Spanish or equivalent proof of proficiency. Selection results will be communicated to the applicants by 3rd April 2020