CIVIS announces the latest phase of its growing educational offer for students. As online courses become more common in CIVIS member universities, we are excited to offer students the opportunity to join a selection of online courses offered by one of our member universities. This is a fantastic way to enrich studies and experience CIVIS from home.
In the academic year 2021-22, this new pillar of the CIVIS offer for students is in a pilot phase. The range and type of courses available varies widely between universities, so take some time to explore the lists. Each university will be managing the registrations and application process for the courses they host. The complete course lists, for each CIVIS university, are available here.
Accreditation and recognition of ECTS
Many of the courses offer ECTS credit points and could be recognised as part of the initial study programme – but this depends on the decision of the home university. CIVIS recommends all students to verify in advance, at their home university, whether their preferred online course(s) could be recognised and to what extent. Even if they will not be recognised, the students are welcome to apply as an addition to their study programme.
Upon graduation, students will receive a CIVIS Passport, an innovative tool that records all CIVIS activities (credited and non-credited). This CIVIS Passport will be a personal digital space for registering all CIVIS experiences, including participation in open online courses at other CIVIS universities. The CIVIS Passport is one of the very first tools for recording and recognising learning experiences at a European level. The inclusion of an activity in your CIVIS Passport will depend on the application and registration processes of the university hosting the course, so the students should follow all instructions carefully!
The University of Bucharest is also pleased to invite students from all CIVIS member universities to join in online courses that take place during the first semester (October 2021- 12 January 2022). Places are available in a wide range of courses at Bachelor and Master levels of study, covering the CIVIS thematic areas. The complete offer and all the details are available here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and University of Glasgow. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers.