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CIVIS micro-programmes allow students to combine multiple CIVIS courses or modules into one coherent learning pathway which reinforces or complements their main study programme. By choosing a micro-programme, you can build your own curriculum and follow your own interests, deepening your knowledge in one of the five CIVIS areas or going broader with transdisciplinary options. The programmes are organized for students at all levels (Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral), so you are sure to find the opportunity that fits!

This approach is a viable way to give students access to:

  • collaborative monodisciplinary modules in one subject
  • extra-curricular topics and transferable skills
  • transdisciplinary coursework on a challenge-oriented theme (for example in the CIVIS Hubs)

Thanks to the use of virtual, blended and physical mobility, students can construct their own flexible micro-programme without the barriers that often limit participation in traditional courses, especially those at European level. Moreover, considering that a micro-programme is designed and delivered jointly by different universities from the CIVIS Alliance, these mobility options will open up new learning experiences, innovative pedagogies, cultural exchanges, multilingualism, and connections with other students across the CIVIS Alliance.

Applying for a CIVIS micro-programme

You will find a short description of the currently active CIVIS micro-programmes below. Each includes a link to a page giving more details about the options and the application process.

A CIVIS micro-programme offers between 5 and 15  ECTS credit points, depending on the student workload and the number of courses . These ECTS credit points, received upon graduation, might be fully or partially recognised as part of your study programme by your home university in accordance with national legislation and institutional practices. We strongly recommend that you speak with the relevant contacts at your home university when applying for a CIVIS micro-programme so that you are correctly informed about the potential for recognition.

This recognition is facilitated by the digital CIVIS Passport, which records all learning experiences (courses, units, etc) and any other additional information needed for recognition, such as details of the passed exams, assessment methods, learning outcomes, course length and number of ECTS credit points awarded. In addition,  students will receive a Certificate of Attendance for every individual learning experience, as proof of the completed  activity and the ECTS credit points awarded upon completion

Micro-Programme: Civic Engagement

The application period for this micro-programme is from 25 September to 10 December 2023

In this innovative new micro-progamme, students apply academic theory into practice in a community context, exchange perspectives on current societal issues with fellow students across Europe and expand their personal network. Seize this fantastic opportunity now and add a multi-facetted international dimension to your study profile by receiving an official certificate!

Micro-programme: Global Awareness

Applications for this micro-programme are open

The Micro-Programme on Global Awareness offers students of all subjects and degrees the possibility to acquire transdisciplinary competencies in the comprehension and analysis of global and cross-border phenomena.

Micro-programme: Science Communication: Sharing knowledge and creating connections

Applications for this micro-programme have closed.

The program is designed to provide young researchers with the necessary concepts and tools to approach the dissemination of their current and future research activities and technical knowledge to the public, an activity that is increasingly in demand by society, research centres, universities and public administrations. 

Science, Technology, Society: Green Innovation, Inclusive Digitalization, Ethical Biomedicalization

Applications for this micro-programme have closed.

Α CIVIS Micro-Programme that introduces to the interdisciplinary field of study known as STS (Science, Technology, Society or Science and Technology Studies), through a focus on how to support Green Innovation, Inclusive Digitalization and Ethical Biomedicalization. STS takes advantage of a whole range of fields, from history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine (including bioethics, environmental ethics and techno-ethics) to policy, economics, innovation, management and governance of science, technology and medicine.

Cross-linguistic and Intercultural Mediation - German as a Lingua Franca

Applications for this micro-programme have closed.

In this innovative new micro-programme, students apply academic theory into practice in a community context and exchange perspectives on mediation. The most important goal of mediation is the understanding of communication partners who come from different or similar cultures and speak different mother tongues, so that interaction takes place both, interlingually and interpersonally. Seize this fantastic opportunity now and add a multi-faceted international dimension to your study profile by receiving an official certificate!

Brain (good) Use for Learning Efficiently (BULE)

Applications for this micro-programme have closed.

Still getting to grips with university-level study? Need some help to make your learning more effective? Come learn how to learn! Through this micro-programme, taking place at the start of the academic year, students learn how to learn efficiently by strengthening their personal learning toolbox.