The International Office at Unversum College

Erasmus+ Projects

Universum College has 152 Credit Mobility agreements and 9 active Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education projects. Our institution has more KA1 and KA2 projects than the majority of HEIs in Kosovo, combined.

Internationalization of our university remains as one of our academic and professional priorities. As a part of our policy we consistently update our internationalization strategies in order to optimize the mechanisms that facilitate professional exchanges amongst staff and students. Hence, we are always looking forward to establish cooperation with respective institutions across Europe and beyond. Universum College is recognized as the most internationalized institution in Kosovo. This subsequently has resulted from the ever increasing number of students and staff whom have obtained international experience by participating in exchange activities, projects as well as joint partnerships with various institutions worldwide. With three different innovative campuses in the most dynamic and attractive cities in Kosovo, Universum College has always been the number one selection of both native and international students. Hence, we strive to keep our trophy and consistently look for new partners and cooperating institutions.

We are fully committed to internationalization in order:

  • to strengthen international thinking, culture and development by focusing on research, studies and exchanges,
  • to increase the number of partnerships and reduce the impact of stereotypes resulting from communication and cultural barriers amongst people of different backgrounds,
  • to increase the international competitiveness of Universum College, by boosting the number of mobility of international students,
  • to minimize the number of students and staff who have not experienced international opportunities and participated in joint activities,
  • to promote Universum College and Kosovo on the international arena by ensuring qualitative, professional and entertaining partnerships.

Within Erasmus + Credit Mobility program we are consistently looking for partnerships, aiming at increasing the number of exchange students, faculty and staff in order to further expand our cooperation and creating international partnerships. The table below consists of our current partners. However, we are currently in ongoing negotiations with many other partnering institutions. Thus, jointly we want to enhance our academic and cultural backgrounds and experiences.

No.Project yearCountryCityInstitution
12018United KingdomStafforfdshireStaffordshire University
22018United KingdomLondonRegent's University
32018United KingdomBradfordBradford University
42020United KingdomBirminghamUniversity of Birmingham
52019NetherlandMaasrtichtMaastricht University
62019NetherlandRotterdaminHolland University of Applied Science
72020DenmarkCopenhagenAolborg University
82020FranceRennesScience Po Rennes
92019FranceEssonneInstitut Mines Telecom Business School
102019BelgiumKortrijkVives University of Applied Science
112020BelgiumFlandresThe Thomas More Universiyt of Applied Science
122019GermanyDuiesburg-EseenDuiesburg-Essen university
132017GermanyLudwigshafenLudwigshafen University of Applied Science
142018GermanyMarburgPhilipps-Universität of Margburg
152020GermanyVechtaUniversity of Vechta
162017FinlandKajaaniKajani Univeristy
172018FinlandKuopioSavonia University of Applied Science
182020FinlandKuopioUniveristy of Eastern Finland
192019SpainValladolidUniversity  of Valladolid
212020SpainGranadaUniversity of Granada
222020SpainHuelvaUniversity of Huelva
242020SpainSevillaUniversity of Sevilla
252020SpainVigoUniversity of Vigo
262020SpainFerrolUniversidade A Coruna
272020SpainMalagaUniversity of Malaga
282020SpainCadizUniversity of Cadiz
292019GreeceCreteUniversity of Crete
302019GreecePatrasUniversity of Patras
312019PortugalBejaPolytechnic Institute of Beja
332019PortugalCovilhãUniversity Beriera Interior
342019PortugalPortoISAG - European Business School
352019PortugalAlgavreUniversity of Algavre
362018PortugalTomarPolytechnic Institute of Tomar
382017PortugalLisbonNova Universidade de Lisboa
392020PortugalAveiroUniversidade de Aveiro
402020PortugalEvoraUniversidade de Évora
412020PortugalPortoUniversity Fernando Pessoa
422019ItalyRomeRoma University Tor Vergata
432019ItalyRomeUniversita Telematica di Roma 
442019ItalyPalermoUniversity of Palermo
452019ItalyBergamoUniversità degli studi di Bergamo
462017ItalyFoggiaUniversity of Foggia 
472018ItalyBeneventoTelematic University "Giustino Fortunato"
482018ItalyPalermoLumsa University of Palermo
492018ItalyL'AquilaUniversity of L’Aquila
502020ItalyViterboUniversity of Tuscia
512020ItalyRomeSapienza University of Rome
522019RumaniaGalatiDunarea de Jos University of Galati
532017RumaniaTargu-MuresUniversitatea „Dimitrie Cantemir” din Tîrgu Mureş,
542020RumaniaConstanzaOvidius University of Constanta
552020RumaniaPetrosaniUniversity of Petrosani
562020RumaniaAradUniversity of Arad
572018EstoniaTallinTalTech-Talling Technology Univeristy
582017Czech RepublicBrunoMasarzki Univerzita 
592019Czech RepublicOpavaSilesian University
602020Czech RepublicPragueMetropolital University of Prague
612020HungaryBudapestObuda University
622019LithuaniaVilniusVilniaus Kolegija
632019LithuaniaVilniusKazimieras Simonavičius Universit
642017LithuaniaVilnius Mykolas Romires University
652020LithuaniaKlaipėdaLCC International University
662020LithuaniaŠiauliaiŠiauliai State College
672019SlovakiaBystricaMatej Bel University
682020SlovakiaKosicePavol Jozef Šafárik University
692019PolandNysaUniversity of Applied Sciences in Nysa
702019PolandLodzUniversity of Lodz
712017PolandWroclawWroclaw University of Science and Technology
722017PolandKwidzynPowislanski College in Kwidzyn
732019PolandLublinUniversity of Economics and Innovation Lublin (WSEI)
742020PolandBiała PodlaskaPope John Paul II - State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska
752020PolandKrakowCracow University of Economics
762020PolandWarsawAcademy of Fine of Warsaw
772020PolandKliszState Universiyt of Applied Science
782020PolandZawodovaUniversity of Aplied Science
792019LatviaRigaUniversity of Latvia
802019LatviaLiepajaLiepaja Universty
812018LatviaRigaTuriba University
822020LatviaRigaRiga Technical University
832019CroatiaRijekaPAR Business School
842019SloveniaLubljanaVŠR College of Accounting and Finance
852016SloveniaLubljanaInternational School of Busines SS -ISSBS
862018SloveniaLubljanaNova Pravna Fakulta
872020BulgariaVeliko TarnovoSt.Cyril and St.Methodius University
882019BulgariaSofiaUniversity of National and World Economy 
892018TurkeyUsakUsak University
902019TurkeyIstanbulAydin University
912019TurkeyIstanbulİstanbul Rumeli University
922019TurkeyIstanbulIstanbul Ticaret University
932019TurkeySiirtSiirt university
942019TurkeyErizincanErzincan University
952019TurkeyRizeRecep Tayyip Erdogan University
962019TurkeyIstanbulYildiz Teknik University
972019TurkeyAnkaraTED University
982019TurkeyGaziosmanpasaTokat Gaziosmanpaşa University
992019TurkeyAntalyaAntalya Bilim University
1002019TurkeyBartinBartin University
1022019TurkeyIstanbulIstanbul Okan University
1032019TurkeyMusMus Alparslan Universitesi
1042019TurkeyMardinMardin Artuklu University.
1052019TurkeySakaryaSakarya University
1062016TurkeyNidgeNidge University
1072016TurkeyAfyonkarahisarAfyon Kocatepe University
1082017TurkeySamsunOndokus Mayis 
1092015TurkeyAnkaraMiddle East Technical University-METU 
1102018TurkeyIstanbulAltinbas University
1112019TurkeyBingolBingol University
1122020TurkeyKirikkaleKirikkale Univeristy
1132020TurkeyKutahyaKütahya Dumlupınar University
1142019MacedoniaSkopjeEuropean University

Universum College has been participating in several projects under Erasmus + programme. Through these projects we aim at increasing our capacities, promoting internationalization, increasing professional cooperation, establishing strong partnerships, and fostering cultural exchanges.

Capacity Building Projects that we have been involved in are:

ITEM-(Innovative Teaching Education in Mathematics)

ITEM aims at improving and increasing academic and professional capacities of students.
This project has a wide spectrum of tools, methodologies as well as programs that targets mathematic skills of first year students enrolled in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering.

Some of the aims and objectives of this project are:
• Motivate students to learn mathematics.
• Engage students in mathematics studies.
• Build students confidence in their ability to acquire
mathematics skills.
• Reduce failure rate in mathematics courses.
• Improve teaching and teaching deliverable tools
along mathematics lecture sessions.
• Promote inter-disciplinary teaching.
• Build digital literacy of teachers & students.
• Advance machine – human collaboration.
• Promote a personalized education.
• Enhance student & teacher mobility between
Program and Partner Countries.
• Support life-long learning.

Our partner universities in this project are:
• Aalborg University, Denmark
• University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics
and Technology,
• Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
• Hadassah Academic College (HAC), Israel
• Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
• Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke, Czech Republic
• Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

STEPS (MSc in Sustainable Food Production Systems)

This project aims at implementing modern MSc programs in sustainable food production systems. Through this project academic programs and courses will be reviewed, redesigned and integrated with modern MSc material. Such programs aim at supporting the development of agriculture and sustainable food production.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • University of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cantonal Ministry of Education Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
  • University of Agronomic Sciences Bucharest, Romania
  • Technologiko Ekpaideftiko Idryma Steras Elladas, Greece
  • ReadLab C. GreeceTechnologiko Ekpaideftiko Idryma Steras Elladas, Greece
  • ReadLab C, Greece

e-VIVA (Enhancing and Validating Service-Related Competencies in Versatile Learning Environments in Western Balkan Universities)

This project aims at creating a blended learning approach to facilitate and validate competence development related to service orientation in rather informal learning contexts in higher education institutions and workplace learning contexts. Its contribution relies in the demonstration of those competencies that are of fundamental importance in the labor market and that are acquired to a large extent in non-formalized learning contexts. With its approach of combining higher education and professional practice, e-VIVA will contribute to an improved transparency of the acquired competencies in a transnational comparative scale. Moreover, it will provide learning and validation opportunities in highly contextualized and individualized learning settings. All this will also create new learning pathways and eventually lead to a better matching of learning contents and individual learning styles (preferences).

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
  • Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
  • University Mother Teresa, Macedonia
  • University of Elbasan Aleksander Xhuvani, Albania
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology SSST,Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Univerzitet Donja Gorica, Serbia
  • University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • University of Niš, Serbia

E- UNITE- (European Youth Network for Diversity and Tolerance)

 The E-UNITE project brings various partners (2 universities, 2 NGOs, Institute and a youth center) together in a concerted effort to develop the foundations of the E-UNITE network – an international youth network, which aims to promote community-led initiatives in the fields of tolerance, inclusivity and diversity.The main output of the E-UNITE project – the Online Hub is a unique online ground, where youth workers and youth from many different European countries will have the opportunity to converge, share ideas and help each other achieve community and network goals, which they can set for themselves. The E-UNITE Hub will allow for the convergence of young minds and exchange of ideas, as well as support for community-led initiatives. Likewise, the Hub will be a base for exchange of know-how and good practices of youth workers, which are interested in working on those community-led initiatives or alternatively – youth workers, who wish to develop youth network of their own. The aim of E-UNITE is to help increase the positive impact, promote tolerance, diversity and bring communities together. The project is implemented under the framework of the European Commissions’ Programme Erasmus+, within Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action:

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • Strategic partnership for youth.
  • University Of Nicosia , Cypros
  • Law And Internet Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Higher Incubator Giving Growth & Sustainability, Greece
  • Centrul Roman De Politici Europene, Romania
  • Celje Youth Center, Slovenia


Ready for Business – integrating and validating practical entrepreneurship skills in engineering and   ICT studies three-year project focuses on the development, testing, validation and creation of basic training modules for expansion of entrepreneurial competencies of graduates at the   intersection of academic education and practice. With a duration from 2017-2019, this project involves active mobility of projects’ participants between partner universities, purchase of equipment and seminars on research topics.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
  • University of Palermo, Italy
  • University FH Johanneum Gesellschaft M.B.H, Austria
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • Volga State University of Technology, Russia


Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovation (CONSUS) project aims at establishing a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • University of Graz, Austria
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • Leuphana University, Germany
  • University of Limerick

Tempus Project: “Encouraging the process of Curriculum Development based on Learning Outcomes and Research Guided Teaching in the Private Higher Education Institution of Kosovo”.

The project encourages the process of curriculum development based on learning outcomes and research guided teaching in the private higher education institutions of Kosova.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • University of Salzburg, Austria
  • University College Cork, Ireland
  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • University Politechnica, Rumania
  • Kosova Accreditation Agency, Kosovo
  • National Qualification Authority, Kosovo

Tempus Project:Supporting and Developing the Structures for QA at the Private Higher Education Institutions in Kosovo“.

The project aimed to introduce and enhance quality standards and mechanisms at the Private Higher Education Providers in Kosova, this in order to facilitate comparability, credibility and Quality Assurance practices in accordance with the Bologna principles and the Strategy for the Development of Higher Education in Kosova (2005-2015).

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • University of Salzburg, Austria
  • University Politechnica, Romania
  • University College Cork, Ireland

Developing Research and Innovation Capacities in Albania and Kosovo – DRIVE

The general objective of this project is to contribute in the development of the research and innovation capacities of HEIs in Albania and Kosovo by enhancing their institutional capabilities, staff skills and networking.

Specifically, the project intends to:

  • Enhance the teachers’ capacities and their methodologies so that they effectively equip the students (graduate level and beyond) with the skills to conduct independent research.
  • Enhance the mentors’ capacities to effectively guide the students in their research activity.
  • Enhance the research capacities of the academic and managerial staff through study visits and tailored trainings.
  • Strengthen the managerial capacities for research activities and innovation in institutional level by setting or strengthening dedicated research and innovation support structures (RISS).
  • Promote research excellence and innovation by developing a network that eases the interdisciplinary and cooperation among local and international actors.

These objectives have been designed to directly address the needs identified in the proposal, namely:

  • The need to improve the HEIs capacities for research and innovation.
  • The need to foster the links and cooperation among the actors in the innovation ecosystem.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • POLIS University, Albania
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Kosovo
  • University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”, Kosovo

INTERBA – INTERnationalization at Home: Embedding Approaches and Structures to Foster Internationalization at Western Balkans

The main aim of the project is to strengthen the international, intercultural and global dimension via Internationalisation at Home implementation at partner Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in order to enhance the quality of education and make a meaningful contribution to society.

Specific Objectives:

  • To formulate a coherent and detailed Internationalisation at Home concept that could be mainstreamed into the partner HEIs Roadmaps following on from their specific exigencies;
  • To level up the scope and viability of Internationalisation at Home activities implemented in partner HEIs;
  • To train an expert pool capable of developing and integrating Internationalisation at Home into HEI environment;
  • To launch an online platform as a tool for Internationalisation at Home implementation;
  • To establish/modernize the existing structure/entities responsible for Internationalisation at Home at HEIs.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • University of Cagliari, Italy
  • University of Tirana, Albania
  • CESIE, Italy
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • University of Prishtina, Kosovo
  • University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Considering the problems explained in the Relevance section, the wider project objective is to create a systematic and structural approach for implementation of knowledge triangle principles, including sharing of knowledge, information and skills for joint exploitation of research capacities for sustainable growth based on innovation in WBC. We want to create institutional integration of education, research and innovation.

To fully implement the wider objective, the following specify project objectives are defined:

  • To create a structured multi-country network between the HEIs and industry sector in WBC countries with aims to exploit the full value of collaboration and cooperation (open innovation), making an impact to academia, business and society.
  • To set-up 5 Knowledge – Innovation Centres at WBC HEIs with aim to manage knowledge triangle activities in WBC, supported by the innovative cooperation platform.
  • To create and implement professional programme in cooperation with industry sector in the field of Sustainable energy in 3 WBC HEIs involved.
  • To increase awareness on knowledge triangle importance in Albania, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Our partner universities in this project are

  • Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Aleksander Moisiu University Durres, Albania
  • University of Dzemal Bijedic Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • International BURCH University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Creative Thinking Development
  • University of Pristina in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • International BURCH University, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MSc course in STEAM education – STEAMedu

The aim of the proposal is to provide practical solution so as to help closing the gap between industry needs/expectations and educational system outputs, by creating a STE(A)M education master programme to train in-service and future educators at all levels of education to implement STEAM- related courses in the target countries. In this context, the consortium will transfer significant know how from the European Educational System that will be used by the partner country Institutions to design an advanced, practical MSc Curriculum for STE(A)M education.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • University of Monstar, Bosina and Herzegovina
  • Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Tirana, Albania
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • University of Vlora, Albania
  • University of Shkodra, Albania
  • University of Korca, Albania
  • University of Pristina, Kosovo
  • Kadri Zeka University, Kosovo
  • UBT College, Kosovo
  • Hellenic Open University, Greece
  • University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Metropolitan College, Greece
  • Centre for Social Innovation, Cyprus
  • Bihac Cantonal Ministry of Education, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Skybridge Partners Outsourcing IKE, Greece

Inclusive tertiary EDucation in the West BAlkanS – IDEA

IDEA is a projects that aims to improve the equity of access of pupils in education. The projects strives to create and/or enhance institutional support structures and protocols to enable access to Higher Education and foster the consolidation of a social integration and accessibility culture within partner universities.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • POLIS University, Albania
  • University Aleksander Moisiu Durres, Albania
  • Medical University of Tirana, Albania
  • University Luigj Gurakuqi Shkodra, Albania
  • Catholic University “the Lady of Good Council”, Albania
  • Epoka University, Albania
  • University of Pristina, Kosovo
  • International Bussines College of Mitrovica, Kosovo
  • University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • University of Limerick, Irland
  • Albanian Disability Right Foundation, Albania


Integration and empowerment through art & culture Under the Erasmus+ Programme KeyAction 2: Strategic Partnership Projects

Our partner universities in this project are:

  • CIEP asbl, BE
  • CSC – Service diversité, BE
  • AGFE, FR
  • Associazone PHP, IT
  • CSI, CY

The Erasmus+ student mobility program is available to students currently at one of our exchange-partner universities who would like to study at Universum College. The mobility experience is approved and recognized as part of your studies for a semester or full academic year. Some degrees will also support shorter durations.

If you want to come to Universum College for an Erasmus+ Student Mobility, these are some steps you must take and documentation you should provide:

Admission Steps:
• Check if your home university has an Erasmus Student Exchange Agreement  with Universum College
• You should contact your home university International Office Coordinators to be nominated as an Erasmus+ International student
• For the nomination, your home university must send the current transcript of records and a nomination letter to the International Office ([email protected])
• Nominated incoming students must complete an application form (will be provided via e-mail) and sign a Learning Agreement which must be also signed by the home institution and Universum College. Further information will be sent to you via e-mail after nomination by your home university.

Note: After inspection of documents provided, we will send you an Admission Letter.

Application Deadline:
Autumn Semester: 30th July (classes held: October – January)
Spring Semester: 22nd December (classes held: February – June)

Documents Required for Application:
• Learning Agreement (stamped and signed by all three parties)
• Application Form (will be provided to you once you have been nominated by your home institution)
• Official Transcript of Records (issued by your home institution)

Students from Universum College can go to study abroad for 4 to 5 months.

All students who are enrolled as students at Universum College may apply for Erasmus+ Mobility Programs. Study exchange opportunities are available to each study cycle:

– First study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent)
– Second study cycle (Master or equivalent)
– Third study cycle (Doctoral level)

Please note that Erasmus Student Mobility is carried out in the framework of Inter-Institutional Agreements between home (Universum) and host institutions (universities where you wish to apply for a semester). This means that before being able to apply, you should check whether Universum College has a partnership with the university where you wish to continue your studies. To do this, have a look at the list of universities with whom we collaborate.

-At least 5 completed exams at Universum College
– Active participation in extra-curricular activities organized by Universum College
– English Language knowledge (B1 or B2, as set by the host university)

– English Language Certification (TOEFL or Anglia Examination)
– Transcript of records in English (get this from Student Services)
– Passport copy
– 1 photo (300pix; size – 3*4 cm; file – .jpg)

– Check the “Erasmus Partner Universities”
– Apply by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/T6DnHvhFQiKzqTTt9
– All successful applicants will be called for an interview
– Upon selection as an Erasmus+ scholarship recipient, students should prepare their detailed Learning Agreement with their International Office Coordinators. A “Learning Agreement” sets out the program of studies to be followed at the host university. Students will be contacted by the host university and will be provided with a relevant list of courses. Students should choose the courses that they want to attend. The total ECTS of the courses is required to be at least 30 for one semester.

Erasmus students are responsible to make their preparations for application to the partner university, visa, accommodation by themselves. Yet, you can consult the International Office Coordinator, and host university in case you have any problem.

In order to help the student with the visa applications, a document will be given by the International Office to the student indicating that he/she is an Erasmus student.


We are continuously looking to establish new partnerships. If you are interested in establishing partnerships for future projects and activities submit your request to [email protected].

For more information and suggestions you can direct your inquiry to the representatives of our International office at Universum College.

Gentiana Berisha – Head of the International Office

Email:  [email protected]