About the programme
Cohort 4 (2024-25)
Cohort 4 will start the Scholars Programme in March 2024. We invite applications from interested candidates. To learn more visit our application pages, sign up for one of our information sessions, and watch our informational video where the Programme Director herself explains everything you need to know about the programme.
Cohort 3 (2022-23)
We were delighted to receive a strong field of applications. 36 highly talented students from across Europe started the Europaeum Scholars Programme in March 2022. Click to read more about Cohort 3 or about how Lena and Sophie, two of the new intake, felt as they prepared to start their new adventure.
Cohort 2 (2020-21)
In 2020, 34 Scholars were appointed. Only slightly delayed by Covid, they commenced in June 2020 and successfully completed their projects in time to present at a major international conference in Madrid in October 2021. Click to find out more about the Scholars and to see the policy recommendations that concluded their projects. You might also like to read personal reflections on their experiences from two Scholars: Nils Renard of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Lukas Spielberger of the University of Leiden.
See an outline of the course and explore the programme content of previous cohorts, including themed modules on Global Governance, the Media and Rule of Law, as well as discussions on inclusion and sustainability.
What previous Scholars say about the Programme:
“I am grateful for the positive impact that this is having on me. I am learning from every single exchange and dialogue… it is a different way of learning together and engaging with our everyday world… learning to cultivate ourselves to openness, friendship and engagement.”
“It is really an incredible experience: gaining a real multidisciplinary experience, improving my skills in so many fields, meeting so many interesting people and so having an extraordinary opportunity for networking … Last but not least, the teamwork presents the most essential part of this all: putting all the experience and knowledge gained into practice, combined with ethical and moral issues… To be honest, I am really overwhelmed!”
“There have been many benefits of the Programme … working with and befriending an international group of other PhD students; receiving training that will support my career development; networking and debating with leading scholars and practitioners; and visiting various NGOs, research centres and policy institutions across Europe.”
“The Europaeum has been a defining part of my PhD journey. A valuable learning process; I have learned much about myself, other people, collaboration, Europe, history, politics – and I could keep going! It has been full of ups and downs, frustrations and successes. I would go back and do it all again.”
“The Europaeum was not something I expected to be part of my PhD, but I have felt extraordinarily lucky to have been part of it, and the insights it has given me into contemporary European issues and academic engagement, plus the opportunity to travel and meet people from across Europe, has been an unexpected highlight of the last two years.”
“I had a great time meeting interesting people, listening to a range of different topics from different experts as well as learning new things. Though group work could be tough, I realised in the final module how it had shaped me, and how I had to reach out to experts and others outside the project for more info which made me work outside of my academic bubble.”