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The Europaeum supports a small number of exchanges every year, with the generous help and cooperation of selected member universities and corporate donors. Currently, these opportunities exist for students from Geneva, Helsinki, Oxford and Prague.


€1000 towards 3-4 weeks self-directed study (Geneva to Oxford)


€1000 towards 3-4 weeks self-directed study (Prague to Oxford or Oxford to Prague)


€1700 towards 3-4 weeks self-directed study (Helsinki to Oxford or Helsinki to Oxford)

About the bursaries

The schemes are intended to make a contribution towards travel, accommodation and other related costs during the student’s study period. Study can include periods of specialist library or archive work supervisions with desired tutors (if available) or field work. For Oxford students it makes most sense to undertake the trip between Hilary and Trinity Term, unless they are enrolled on a DPhil which allows for more flexibility. Students need to be enrolled on their current course at the point of embarking on the trip and the trip should not extend beyond the calendar year following the application process.

Please note that students coming to Oxford have no official status with the University or any of the departments (such as visiting student status), and they will not be connected with a department or research unit. This usually requires payment of a fee which is not included in the bursary, and it is up to the student to apply for official visiting student status and pay the fee themselves. Occasionally, some departments or research units may agree to integrate a bursary recipient without official status on a partial basis, but this is not expected. Students who contact a department or research unit in Oxford in relation to their research trip should clarify that they will not have any official status with the University.

The Europaeum will provide documentation to help the bursary recipients to obtain a Reader’s card for the Bodleian libraries. Students planning for their trip to Geneva, Prague or Helsinki should get in touch with the contact person in the advertisement at one of these universities to see what support and help may be available for the trip.

The Prague bursary is generously supported by the Sekyra Foundation.

Geneva bursary


Next open for applications:
Currently suspended pending review

University contact:
Dr Laurent Neury

Europaeum enquiries:

Helsinki bursary


Next open for applications:
Currently suspended pending review

University contact:
Dr Timo Miettinen

Europaeum enquiries:

Prague bursary


Next open for applications:
Currently suspended pending review

University contact:
Dr Jakub Jirsa (Programme Officer)

Europaeum enquiries:

How to apply

Required documents:

  1. Your CV
  2. A completed application form
  3. A statement of up to 1,200 words detailing how your research relates to European matters and how you would make best use of the award
  4. One or (even better) two academic references, sent by the deadline

Non-Oxford students:
Please email these documents to your University contact (see above).

Oxford students:
Please email these documents to the Europaeum:

The Oxford-Geneva bursary gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in an
environment conducive to building momentum on my dissertation research and getting to
know a host of kind and open people working on a range of interesting projects in a city at
the heart of global multilateralism — I recommend it to anyone interested in doing the same,
and hope to return to Geneva in the future!

Miles HarrisonOxford-Geneva

The exchange helped me think about my work in new ways, and find connections with scholars in other disciplines. I was able to spend time learning from specialists ... who I would otherwise never had had a realistic prospect of getting to know. I also got to see how a different academic system operates, and see a social model whose assumptions of the public good were very different from discourse in the UK. I had a productive and deeply enjoyable time, and I’d warmly recommend an Europaeum exchange with Helsinki to anyone.

Winnie SmithOxford-Helsinki

Wonder what it’s like?

Read some reports from previous bursary recipients

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