What is the NICE programme?


You will participate in three activities throughout the NICE programme:

  • You will work through interactive virtual modules focused on intercultural competence and entrepreneurship.

  • You will have the opportunity to complete the NICE SLICC (Student-Led, Individually-Created Course), which is a self-directed, reflective learning course focusing on the skills you are learning in the modules

  • You will build an innovative business idea in a team to solve a Global Challenge that you have chosen together.

You will work in virtual online teams with students from around Europe to complete the online modules and create your business idea. If you complete the NICE SLICC you will receive credits awarded by the University of Edinburgh for your work. When you have completed the online modules, you will be provided with a certificate of completion and will be able to apply for a week long, summer school to continue building your skills. There are no fees for you to participate in the NICE programme and if selected for the summer school, you will be provided with part funding to attend.

You can apply to take part and find out more about the project by clicking the button below. 

If you have any questions, you can contact us using our enquiry form. We aim to respond to all enquiries within a few days.

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Who can participate?

This programme is built for you if you are a student from one of the following partner universities: University College Dublin, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Goettingen, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Lund University, the University of Padova or the University of Salamanca.


What are the timelines?

Applications will open in autumn 2019 (register your interest on our How the project works & application page) and you will find out if you are selected in January 2020. You will complete your work from January 2020 to July 2020. The 2020 NICE Summer School will run in Salamanca from July 12 - 18, 2020.



Through facilitated group discussion sessions you will learn how to work with other students in a virtual environment. As a team, you will create your Global Challenge solution and if you attend the summer school, you will have an opportunity to present your team’s idea to a group of community leaders at a Global Challenge Pitch Event. 



NICE is Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.