Deadline: 1 December 2013
Open to: European and Third Country students (nationals of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey)
Scholarship: covers the participation costs, a monthly allowance for living costs and a contribution to travel and installation costs for both third country students and European students
The European integration process and the enlargement of the EU, that have led to strong efforts to dissolve borders and create an economic and political union in Europe, have entered a crucial phase. European solidarity is challenged by the economic crisis and Euro-scepticism is increasing. Among the reasons for these tensions are the gap that exists between the European political elite and the ordinary citizens, the lack of democracy at the European level, but also the fear of the influence of increasing Europeanisation and globalisation on national and regional cultural identities.
The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme “Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World” aims to provide students with a good comprehension of the historical, religious, linguistic and other cultural aspects that have played and will play an essential, but often neglected, role in the European integration and EU enlargement process. The Euroculture programme acknowledges that the undeniable relevance of values, identity concepts or perceptions requires sensitive and well-informed professionals in this field, to work as diplomats, bureaucrats, project managers, journalists and cultural consultants.
In order to satisfy this need, the programme offers a unique and high-level international learning experience. As a Euroculture student, you will:
- Study issues that are related to European integration and the EU from an interesting perspective that focuses on the citizen and culture, rather than on abstract models and structures.
- Learn about approaches and methods from different disciplines such as social and cultural studies and international relations.
- Study at two different universities in Europe and have the chance to go to a third university outside of Europe (for a selected group of EU-students), or do an internship.
- Study and socialise with people from countries all over the world and from all imaginable cultural backgrounds.
- Partake in an international summer school with around 100 participants from all partners universities.
- Enhance your employability by developing your professional and academic skills.
Please click below to learn more about:
- The Euroculture programme and its MA programme
- The type of qualification the MA offers you
- The career prospects of Euroculture graduates
- What alumni have said about the programme
- How to contact us
The Euroculture programme consists of a consortium of eight European universities and four non-European universities. The consortium coordinating university is the University of Groningen.
The Euroculture student makes use of the consortium in the following way:
- – the Euroculture student starts at one European partner university (home university)
- – moves to another partner university (host university) in the second semester
- – participates in the Intensive Programme at one of the European partner universities
- – during the third semester, the student’s mobility depends on the track chosen, professional (placement) or research, the latter can – be taken at either an European partner university or, in case of a European student, a non-European partner university
- – the Euroculture student returns in the fourth semester to either his/her home or host university
The Erasmus Mundus Programme provides EU-funded scholarships for Third Country students (Category A) and European students (Category B) who have applied to and have been accepted by the Euroculture Master Course.
Third-country graduate student means a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey); who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession); who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.
European student means a person who is a national or a resident of any of the EU Member States, the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey) and who has already obtained a first higher education degree.
Third-country graduate student: The student grant covers the participation costs, a monthly allowance for living costs and a contribution to travel and installation costs. Each grantee will receive EUR 1,000 each month for living costs during the 24 months duration of the programme. The scholarship also includes a fixed amount of EUR 8,000 as a contribution to travel and installation and any other type of costs to be paid in two installments of EUR 4,000 each per year, as well as the Euroculture participation costs of EUR 16,000 including coverage of insurance for 24 months.
European student: The student grant covers the participation costs, a monthly allowance for living costs and a contribution to travel and installation. Each grantee will receive EUR 500 each month for living costs during the 24 months duration of the program. The scholarship also includes a fixed amount of EUR 3,000 as a contribution to visit one of the third country universities, as well as the Euroculture participation costs of EUR 8,000.
There will be only a limited number of grants available. Only in November 2013 the European Commission will announce how many Category A grants and Category B grants will be made available to our consortium. In addition their consortium can probably propose candidates for each of the 3 following special windows: ENPI East countries, ENPI South countries and the Western Balkans and Turkey window. Nationals from these countries are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications (for 2014-2016 academic year) is 1 December 2013 (midnight Central European Time – CET). The application tool for the 2014 intake is available online HERE. See the application procedure HERE.
For more information please visit the official website.