How the NICE project works & how to apply
What will I gain from the NICE project?
The NICE project will provide you with entrepreneurship and intercultural competence skills to become more employable after graduation. You will build your entrepreneurial and communication skills by working in international teams to build a business solution for a Global Challenge - to help make the world a better place! While you are working on your business solution, you will complete reflective coursework for credit and will have fun learning your new skills online through interactive toolkits. Throughout your time on the NICE project you will be supported by staff from the partner universities to help you get the most out of your time.
Am I eligible?
Applications for the NICE project are open to all full time, part time and visiting students from the following partner universities:
University of Amsterdam
University College Dublin
University of Edinburgh
University of Goettingen
University of Padova
University of Salamanca
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Applications for the NICE project are also open to students with disabilities who may not be able to participate in other international experiences.
There is no fee to join the NICE project and there is part-funding available for those who are selected to attend the summer school.
What will I do on the NICE project?
If you are selected to be a part of the NICE project, you will begin your journey in March 2018. At this point you will be placed into a group with four students from other universities within the NICE programme. More information on our partners can be found on our Partners page. You will be placed into these groups based on the Global Challenges that you have selected as part of your application.
The NICE project will provide you with skills to become more employable after graduation. You will build these skills by working through three different things throughout the project:
Fun, interactive virtual toolkits focused on intercultural competence and entrepreneurship
A Student-Led, Individually-Created Course (SLICC), which is a self-directed, reflective learning course (designed at the University of Edinburgh, find out more on the SLICC homepage on the University of Edinburgh website) focusing on the skills you are learning in the toolkits
Building an innovative business idea in a team to solve a Global Challenge that you have chosen together, you can find an overview of all the available topics for you to focus on via our Global Challenges page
After you have worked through the toolkits, completed your NICE SLICC and built your Global Challenge solution with your group, you will be given the opportunity to attend a summer school. The summer school will be part-sponsored as attendees will have a travel stipend and a daily subsistence amount provided to them by the NICE project to allow for attendance. If you have questions regarding the travel stipend and daily subsistence, please contact us.
At the end of the project, you may be invited to attend a final dissemination workshop in Brussels in August 2020 to present your Global Challenge solution to local and international community leaders.
We are currently taking registrations of interest in NICE, applications will open up in October 2018. To register your interest please fill out the form below and you'll hear back from us within a few days.