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    This year’s crop of Jenkins Scholars were invited to a reception for Oxford international scholars hosted by the Master of Balliol College, Professor Sir Drummond Bone

Several aspects of the Europaeum’s work feed directly into the academic life of universities.

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. Eurpaeum 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.

Europaeum Scholars Programme

The Europaeum Scholars Programme will be 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 will be multi-disciplinary, multi-university, and multi-locational and focused on contemporary European policy. Teaching will primarily be in small groups of seven or eight, working intensively as teams and being critically tested by academics affiliated with the Europaeum. There will also be lectures and seminars lead by external experts, leading thinkers, media experts and business people, and policy-makers. It will include the moral and ethical considerations involved in policy as well as an examination of the qualities that students themselves bring to the table. All successful applicants will have their course fees and travel expenses covered by a scholarship.

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MA in European History and Civilization

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.

Europaeum Certificate

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.

Those qualifying for the award include:

  • 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.
  • 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 Europaeum Academic Committee grants final approval for the Certificate, issued in the student’s native language with an English translation, and signed by the academic director or a representative of the Academic Committee.

Certificates are regularly awarded to Summer School Participants who complete a special essay, pass joint Europaeum programmes, or give papers successfully at Europaeum conferences.

Visiting Professors

The movement and exchange of academic staff between Europaeum member institutions supports the development of broader intellectual perspectives and promotes the exchange of ideas, as well as providing an opportunity for new collaborative projects to be formulated and discussed. This concept is central to the Europaeum mission, and thus is actively supported through our academic mobility programmes. Europaeum universities can invite a distinguished scholar from another partner institution to serve as Europaeum Visiting Professor. Typically an EVP may offer a seminar, give a lecture and/or supervise research students; he or she may also pursue personal research, work with collaborators, or plan collaboration opportunities.

Jenkins Scholarships

The Jenkins Scheme is linked to the Europaeum association of leading European universities. Applicants may be submitted from the University partners within the Europaeum.  These are: the Universities of Oxford, Leiden, Bologna, Bonn, Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), Geneva (the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies), Prague (Charles University), Helsinki, and Krakow (the Jagiellonian University).

The Jenkins Scholarship Scheme honours the lifelong achievements of the former President of the European Commission (1976-1981) and Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1987-2003). The Roy Jenkins Memorial Fund was set up in 2003-4, to establish scholarships to bring students from the countries of the EU to study at the University of Oxford, and to support Oxford students going onto further study in Europe. 27 Jenkins Scholars have been elected in recent years.

Awards are for now worth £14,000 per annum, usually for one year. Jenkins Scholars will be eligible to study at Oxford for a Masters degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, the disciplines closest to Lord Jenkins’ own political and literary interests.