The Euroculture - Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context program is offered by the University of Groningen. It is an interdisciplinary, international master offered by a consortium of eight European universities and four non-European universities. It is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence.
It combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and practical training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.
Euroculture graduates have built careers jobs in the fields of cultural management, government, research, journalism, policy-making, international business, NGOs, and European institutions. Others have found careers in academia, taking up PhD research in many fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Euroculture prepares its graduates – from all over the world – with a thorough grounding in the historical, religious, linguistic and cultural aspects that play an essential, but often neglected, role in the Europe of today. Our programme recognises that the power of culture, values and identities in modern societies calls for sensitive and well-informed professionals to work as diplomats, managers, administrators, policy makers, journalists and cultural professionals.
Every Euroculture student studies at least at two European partner universities: after spending the first semester at the university to which they were originally admitted, students have to go to a different European partner university for the second semester. In the third semester Euroculture students choose either a professional track (work placement) or a research track at any of the 8 European European partner universities. European students can also apply for a research track at one of our non-European partner universities.
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Candidates must have completed an academic Bachelor degree in a discipline of relevance to Euroculture. Erasmus Mundus scholarship applicants must upload a copy of their Bachelor’s diploma by 1 December at the latest*. Those applying as self-financing students can send their copy of their Bachelor’s diploma after the application deadline, but the Bachelor’s degree has to be obtained by 1 September of the academic year when the applicant would like to start the programme.
Examples of a matching educational background: Arts, Humanities, European studies, History, International Relations, Cultural studies, Literature, Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and Media Studies.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Erasmus Mundus Programme provides EU-funded scholarships for Third Country students and European students who have applied to and have been accepted by the Euroculture Master Course. There are only a limited number of grants available.
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 EUR1,000 each month for living costs during the 24 months duration of the programme. The scholarship also includes a contribution to travel and installation and any other type of costs to be paid in two installments, as well as the Euroculture participation costs of EUR 8.000 (EU students) / 16.000 (non-EU students) including coverage of insurance for 24 months.
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