Europaeum Programmes, Awards & Study Opportunities

A number of scholarship schemes have been set up over the years specifically to encourage student mobility within the Europaeum association and provide study opportunities for Europaeum university graduates. Europaeum students are also eligible under various schemes run by universities.

Academic mobility is also aided by Europaeum-supported visiting professorships. These exchanges support the development of broader intellectual perspectives as well as promoting the exchange of ideas and providing an opportunity for new collaborative projects to be formulated and discussed.

The development of collaborative, multi-centred courses also fulfils a central objective of the Europaeum mission, providing future business, political, social and intellectural leaders with a pan-European educational experience.

We run a Seminar in Trinity Term each year to which anyone who is interested is welcome: Programme.


The Europaeum Scholars Programme is a doctoral training programme that is taken alongside an existing doctorate. It is designed for those exceptional students who have the capacity and the desire to shape the future of Europe for the better. Based primarily in Leiden, Geneva, Oxford, and Prague it is multi-disciplinary, multi-university, and multi-locational and focused on contemporary European policy. Teaching is primarily in small groups of seven or eight, working intensively as teams and being critically tested by academics affiliated with the Europaeum. There are also be lectures and seminars lead by external experts, leading thinkers, media experts and business people, and policy-makers. Scholars tackle the moral and ethical considerations involved in policy as well as an examination of the qualities that they themselves bring to the table.
For further information, click here.

Europaeum Scholars 2018-2020 on their first module in Oxford, January 2018


The Europaeum Masters Programme in European History and Civilisation offers graduate students a special opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European history and institutions, their philosophical and historical backgrounds and underpinnings, and their social and economic contexts, through the lens of three different university worlds. This knowledge plays an increasingly crucial role in practical decision-making and strategic planning, where Europe-wide and global contact and negotiation is required.

Students spend a term each in Leiden, Paris and Oxford.

The main contact for this course is the Leiden coordinator Dr Bart van der Steen, as indicated on the Leiden course page.
The Europaeum contact for the course is Dr Tracey Sowerby who is the Academic Director for the MA, but Oxford logistics are handled by the main office. All Europaeum Contacts can be found here:


MA European Politics & Society
This joint master’s degree is offered by Charles University as leading partner(Prague), plus Jagellonian University (Krakow), Leiden University and Pompeu Frabra University (Barcelona), with the help of Erasmus Mundus funding. It is a two-year programme that starts in Prague and subsequently offers different options. Students will receive a Europaeum Certificate and some will be invited to attend the Spring School in Oxford in their second year.
More information and how to apply

Vaclav Havel Programme
This is a specialisation offered to master’s students at Charles University (Prague), Leiden University and Paris I (Sorbonne) who can spend one semester at one partner university. They will receive a Europaeum Certificate and some will be invited to attend the Spring School in Oxford.


Graduates from Charles University, the Graduate Institute Geneva, University of Helsinki and University of Oxford can apply for study exchange bursaries.

Graduates from all our members Universities can apply for our seminars or workshops. These are advertised in the Universities, but also on our Events page. To get an idea what to watch out for and what we have done in the past, please look under Past Events & Activities.


Europaeum Certificates are awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a recognised academic activity under the auspices of the Europaeum. They specifically recognise pan-European experience and serve as an additional incentive to Europaeum collaboration. This can be alongside another qualification or degree from their home university. The award is endorsed by the Europaeum Council, which represents all member universities.

Academic certificates can be awarded to:

  • Doctoral students who spend at least four months working with an academic supervisor from another Europaeum partner institution.
  • Graduate students participating in a Europaeum Summer School completing an essay of sufficient standard linked to the theme of the Summer School within one month of the event.
  • Graduate students taking part in a Europaeum joint programme and spending at least 150 hours in academic study.
  • Undergraduate students taking part in a Europaeum joint programme and spending at least 200 hours in academic study.

Each Europaeum Certificate specifies the particular activity that the student has completed, allowing different types of academic activity to be recognised. The document is issued to the student in English and signed by the academic director or a representative of the Academic Committee.

Attendance certificates can be awarded to:

  • Students who have attended any Europaeum event and ask for the document

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