Would you like to do part of your study programme in, for example, Eastern Finland or Madrid? Would you like to include activities such as learning French or volunteering in Cyprus in your curriculum? Get familiar with YUFE, a European University that allows you to do all of that!

YUFE offers students the opportunity to create their own study programme by choosing courses and activities from 9 other YUFE universities.

YUFE Student Journey

YUFE Student Journey is a programme that all students of the University of Rijeka can enroll in – the only requirement is to speak English at a minimum B2 level.

With the Student Journey, you get a chance to enroll in different YUFE courses and activities:

  • University courses,
  • Language courses and activities,
  • Volunteering program,
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation activities,
  • Student mobility within the Erasmus programme,
  • Individual lectures.

What comes after I complete a programme?

To earn a final certificate of the highest level (YUFE Student Journey certificate), you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the academic courses in a minimum of 12 ECTS,
  • Complete the YUFE Induction course,
  • Receive at least 2 YUFE Stars (including a mobility star),
  • Participate in the YUFE Academy (at least three lectures).

*YUFE Stars are an innovative way of recognizing extra-curriculum activities and students’ competencies. At the moment, YUFE recognizes activities through 4 different stars: for mobility, for language competencies, for civic engagement, and for professional development.

Recognition of ECTS credits/credentials

If it is important to you that your participation in the YUFE programme is recognized with ECTS credits as part of your study programme, we advise you to explore the possibility of such recognition in advance (before choosing a course/activity) with the programme coordinator/head of the study programme or an equivalent function in your study programme.

Enrollment in 2023/2024 programme

Applications for the YUFE Student Journey programme are open from September 11 to November 3, 2023. You can apply through the YUFE Virtual Campus at the following link.

If you have any questions about the application, please feel free to contact us at admission.yufe@uniri.hr. For more information about the YUFE programme and how to apply, please join the YUFE Open Days:

Online Open Day – 18 October 11:00-13:00cet

Online Open Day – 30 October 11:00-13:00cet

Other YUFE opportunities and activities

YUFE also offers numerous other activities in which all students of the University of Rijeka can participate. By participating in such activities, students meet and collaborate with colleagues from other YUFE universities and get the opportunity to develop different skills, taking into account their own preferences.

Challenge Teams

Students choose one of five real-world challenges to solve during the winter semester in international teams led by academic mentors from the YUFE university network.

The goal of the YUFE Challenge teams is to provide new and innovative solutions on a social, scientific, and technological level.

Participation in the YUFE Challenges allows students to apply for the YUFE Star programme and earn the YUFE Professional Star. With such accreditation system, students will be recognized for the above activities and listed in their diploma.

Challenge teams 2023 (deadline October 5)


An online competition that brings together teams to solve specific problems and encourage and support innovation, talent development, and ideas with social added value. Each year, participants in the YUFETHON competition have the opportunity to win a ticket to the incubation programme, which takes place in one of ten YUFE cities.

YUFETHON 2023 (deadline October 5)

Language Café

Would you like to sharpen your conversational skills, have fun, and make new friends? Grab a cup of coffee, turn on your computer and join our Online Café!

You will meet a group of language learners online once a week to engage in causal conversation in foreign language, lead by native speaker!

Who can participate?

  • If you are enrolled in YUFE Student Journey.
  • If you are interested in working on your conversational skills in YUFE University languages.
  • If you have at least basic knowledge of the target language. You can enrol in a low, intermediate, high intermediate, or advanced (English only) Café.
  • If you are available for 8 sessions of 90 minutes each during the first semester.

In the academic year 2023/2024, YUFE offers an Online Language Café in Polish, Dutch, Finnish, French, and English.

Language Café 2023./2024.

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