SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

The Europaeum is able to support a small number of exchanges every year, with the generous help and cooperation of selected member universities. Usually, each year one student from each of the three universities below comes to Oxford, and three Oxford students use one bursary each to go to Prague, Geneva or Helsinki. Bursaries should be used up in the same academic year.

Click one of the options below for further information, including reports from previous recipients.

Oxford-Helsinki Study Bursary

Oxford-Helsinki / Helsinki-Oxford Study Bursary

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The Oxford-Helsinki Bursary Scheme will award one Oxford graduate €1,700 to spend 3-4 weeks doing research integral to their degree studies in Helsinki, and vice versa for a graduate from Helsinki coming to Oxford. The scheme is intended to ensure graduates can cover travel, accommodation and other related costs during their 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 to Finland between Hilary and Trinity Term. 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 2020.
Please note that Helsinki students coming to Oxford have no official status with the University or any of the departments, but can obtain a Reader’s card for the library.

INFO

https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/international/scholarships-exchanges  (for Oxford students)

Queries about the bursary and how to apply:

Susanne Heinrich (Administrator, The Europaeum)
euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

or

Dr Juhana Aunesluoma
juhana.aunesluoma@helsinki.fi


Please note that you have to complete the exchange while still enrolled on your current course, and the bursary cannot be deferred.


Bursary holders are expected to be self-directed, and will need to negotiate their own study, travel and accommodation arrangements at Oxford/Helsinki. Advice and support can be obtained by contacting Susanne Heinrich (Administrator, The Europaeum) on euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk, or Dr Juhana Aunesluoma juhana.aunesluoma@helsinki.fi in Helsinki.

HOW TO APPLY 

Deadlines:
Oxford students: 24th November 2019
 (5pm)
Helsinki students: please enquire

Required documents:

  1. CV
  2. Completed application form
  3. A statement of up to 1,200 words detailing how your research relates to the European theme and how you envisage to make best use of the award, should you be successful
  4. Two academic references, sent by the deadline

All to be emailed to:
Helsinki students: Dr Juhana Aunesluoma juhana.aunesluoma@helsinki.fi
Oxford students: Susanne Heinrich (Administrator, The Europaeum) euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

This bursary is funded by the University of Helsinki


Wonder what the experience is like? Read a few reports:

Antti Kääriälä (came to Oxford in 2018)
Winnie Smith (came to Helsinki in 2019)

Oxford-Geneva Study Bursary

Oxford-Geneva / Geneva-Oxford Study Bursary

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The Oxford-Geneva Bursary Scheme will award one graduate from Oxford and one graduate from Geneva €1,000 to spend at 3-4 weeks doing research integral to their degree studies in Geneva or Oxford. The grant is intended as a contribution towards travel, accommodation and other related costs during their study period. Study can include periods of specialist library or archive work, supervisions with desired tutors (if available), or field work.
Bursary holders are expected to be self-directed, and will need to negotiate their own study, travel and accommodation arrangements.
If you are on a one-year master’s programme you would be encouraged to go around Easter time (ie. between Hilary and Trinity terms), so as to not miss three weeks of full term.
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 2020.
Please note that bursary recipients coming to Oxford have no official status with the University or any of the departments, but can obtain a Reader’s card for the library.

INFO

https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/international/scholarships-exchanges (for Oxford students)

Queries about the bursary and how to apply:

Susanne Heinrich (Administrator, The Europaeum)
euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

or

Dr Laurent Neury
directionetudes@graduateinstitute.ch


Please note that you have to complete the exchange while still enrolled on your current course, and the bursary cannot be deferred.


HOW TO APPLY 

Required documents:

  1. CV
  2. Completed Oxford-Geneva application form
  3. A statement of up to 1,200 words detailing how your research relates to the European theme and how you envisage to make best use of the award, should you be successful
  4. One or two academic references, sent by the deadline

DEADLINE:

Oxford students: 24 November 2019
Geneva students: please enquire

All to be emailed to
Dr Laurent Neury laurent.neury@graduateinstitute.ch (students from Geneva)
OR
Susanne Heinrich (Administrator, The Europaeum) euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk (students from Oxford)

Wonder what the experience is like? Read a report from  previous bursary recipients

Tatjana Eichert, came to Oxford in 2017

Leandra Bias, went to Geneva in 2018

Miles Harrison, went to Geneva in 2019

Ellen Holtmaat, came to Oxford in 2019

Amal Shahid, came to Oxford in 2019

and a report on the Graduate Institute website

Oxford-Prague Study Bursary

Oxford-Prague / Prague-Oxford Study Bursary

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The Europaeum is once again making a stipend available to support an Oxford graduate to undertake a period of research study at Charles University, Prague. This bursary, supported by Sekyra Group, will provide two graduate students with an award of €1000 each to spend a month doing research integral to their degree studies. The scheme will allow one Charles graduate to undertake a period of research study in Oxford, and an Oxford graduate student to spend a month attached to Charles University. The award is intended as a contribution towards costs of travel, accommodation and other related costs during their study period.
Students are expected to be self-directed and to manage their own study visit. Study can include periods of specialist library or archive work; supervisions with desired tutors (if available), or fieldwork.

If you are on a one-year master’s programme you would be encouraged to go around Easter time (ie. between Hilary and Trinity terms), so as to not miss a month during full term.

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 2020.
Please note that Prague students coming to Oxford have no official status with the University or any of the departments, but can obtain a Reader’s card for the library.

INFO

https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/international/scholarships-exchanges (for Oxford students)

Queries about the bursary and how to apply:
Susanne Heinrich (Administrator, The Europaeum)
euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Details about the stay in Prague:
Dr Jakub Jirsa (Programme Officer)
jakub.jirsa@ff.cuni.cz

This bursary is funded by the SEKYRA Group


Please note that you have to complete the exchange while still enrolled on your current course, and the bursary cannot be deferred. The Europaeum Office needs to receive all receipts of travel and accommodation costs to present to the Sekyra Foundation.

HOW TO APPLY 

Required documents:

  1. CV
  2. Completed Oxford-Prague application form
  3. A statement of up to 1,200 words detailing how your research relates to the European theme and how you envisage to make best use of the award, should you be successful
  4. One or two academic references, sent by the deadline

DEADLINE:

Oxford students: 24 November 2019
Prague sudents: please enquire

All to be emailed to the Administrator (Susanne Heinrich) euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk  (Oxford students)
OR
to Dr Jirsa jakub.jirsa@ff.cuni.cz (Prague students)


Wonder what the experience is like? Read a report from a previous bursary recipient:
Hana Benesova, came to Oxford in 2018 (pdf)

Lucian George, went to Prague in 2018 (pdf)

The Europaeum bursaries are meant to support 3-4 weeks of self-directed study which may or may not include contact with an academic advisor. The bursaries are a contribution towards travel, accommodation and food during the stay.

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.

Students coming to Oxford should note that the Europaeum has no connection with any colleges and can therefore not assist with finding college accommodation. Also, bursary recipients have no official status at the University of Oxford (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 partially integrate a bursary recipient without official status, 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 can support students coming to Oxford by writing a letter to the Bodleian Libraries which will facilitate getting a reader’s card issued.

Please also consult our events page and information about the Scholars Programme on opportunities for enrolled students at our member universities.

Lisbon - Oxford scholarship

The Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal offers an annual scholarship for one of their graduates (usually at PhD level) to spend a term as a visiting student at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Students will work on their thesis under the supervision of an academic in Oxford, and they are invited to attend the weekly History Seminar for the MA European History & Civilisation students (if relevant). For more information about this and how to apply, please contact Ivone Santos Moreira on imoreira@iep.lisboa.ucp.pt

Jenkins Scholarship (ended)

Awards in Memory of Roy Jenkins

Please note that this scholarship is now unable to make any further awards.
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, Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), Geneva (the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies), Prague (Charles University), Helsinki, Krakow (the Jagiellonian University), Madrid (Complutense University), Munich (LMU), Barcelona (Pompeu Fabra), Lisbon (Institute of Political Studies), and St Andrews.

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. More than 70 Jenkins Scholars have been elected in past 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.

Last Jenkins Scholars (2017-18)

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How to make a donation

For further information, and if you would like to support the scheme with a donation, please contact The Europaeum Office, Oxford, Tel: +44(0)1865 284482; euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Thank you for your support.