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Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context (Erasmus Mundus Masters Course of Excellence), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #99 (ARWU) ,
European unification is an on-going complex and multidimensional process closely connected to European identities and culture(s). The Euroculture Programme qualifies students to analyse various dimensions of the European process of integration in a global context and to undertake an elaborate study on the past, present and future of European cultural, historical and political development.


The Euroculture Joint-Degree Programme is an inter-university project. Students spend the first semester at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. In the second semester students study at one of the host universities of the Euroculture consortium:

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (the Netherlands)
  • Universidad de Deusto (Spain)
  • Uniwersytet Jagiello´nski w Krakowie (Poland)
  • Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci (the Czech Republic)
  • Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • Università degli Studi di Udine (Italy)
  • Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)

In the third and fourth semesters the choice of university is based on the students research and professional interests.Our non-European partner universities for the research track are:

  • University of Pune (India)
  • Indiana University (USA)
  • University of Osaka (Japan)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mandatory mobility between two or more consortium universities gives students the possibility of gaining diverse academic and personal experiences, which enrich the students level of intercultural competence, establish broad professional networks and increase their options on the global job market.

Euroculture offers students:
  • Enrollment over two years (4 semesters) in a Masters Course (120 ECTS) which has been recognised by the European Commission as an "Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence"
  • A transdisciplinary approach involving the disciplines of European and Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, International Relations, Theology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Ethnology, Philology and Literature
  • A well-established mobility scheme that enables you to study in international joint-degree programme within a consortium of eight European and four non-European universities
  • The chance to experience an international environment, learn other languages, engage in intercultural dialogue and become familiar with different cultural practices
  • The possibility to obtain an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the whole Programme or in order to fund a research semester at one of the non-European partner universities as well as other grants to partly finance the mobility in the 2nd and internship in the the 3rd semester
  • The opportunity to access a number of other scholarships and grants, such as Erasmus Mobility (get funds for exchanging semester) and Erasmus Mobility for Placements (get funds for an internship)
Euroculture enables students to:
  • Pursue a professional or a research track in order to deepen their research skills and theoretical knowledge or to acquire relevant professional skills and competences
  • Participate in an international summer school (Intensive Programme) of up to ten days. The location of the IP alternates between partner universities
  • Conduct research on European culture(s) and institutions in more specific terms and to discuss the concepts of Globalization and Americanization
  • Study Europes relations with the Near East/India and North America, which are the main regional focuses of the Euroculture Programme due to longstanding special cooperation with the respected non-European universities in the consortium
  • Participate in the Master Thesis colloquium that helps to systematize, organize and streamline the students research process
Opportunities and Perspectives

The Programme prepares graduates to work in the European, international or national contexts. It also provides skills and qualifications that enable students to embark on doctoral studies. For instance, Euroculture students have worked in:

  • European institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organizations
  • Education and research institutions, think-tanks
  • Embassies and consulates
  • Media, journalism, publishing, libraries
  • Public relations
  • Legal and personnel departments in international companies
  • Political parties, foundations and associations
  • City and regional planning, local and regional cultural projects
  • Cultural management
  • Museums, galleries and exhibitions
  • Tourism
  • Religious and church-based institutions
  • Charity organizations

You can find additional information on the Euroculture alumni survey and the sample list of the places that Euroculture students have worked for or studied in:


The Erasmus Mundus Master's Joint-Degree Programme in Euroculture is accredited by the ZEvA, Hanover.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political construction of Europe
  • Cultural Studies for Euroculture
  • Project management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The winter semester for the new cohort of Euroculture students will start on October 1, 2018 and will end by January 31, 2019.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    Euroculture is a joint-degree programme run by twelve renowned universities.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • The Euroculture Programme (120 ECTS) is open to students from all over the world who have successfully completed a university BA programme in the fields of European Studies, History, Theology, Philology, Literature, Philosophy, International Relations, Political Studies, Law, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology.
  • The language of instruction is English. All courses, the Intensive Programme and the MA thesis are in English, and therefore a fluent knowledge of the language is necessary. Language proficiency should be certified. See required documents.
  • Knowledge of other foreign languages is useful.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1475 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

EU/EEA passport holders:

  • €1.475 per semester without insurance and with the standard consortium waiver* (€5.900 for the entire programme)

Living costs for Göttingen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



There is a number of scholarships available to those who would like to study Euroculture. Further information about different scholarships can be found under the following links. (note that we can only provide you with a selection of possible funding options for your studies and thus you are expected to do further research on your own as well)

    • Erasmus Mundus Grants:
    • DAAD for a substantial scholarship database. Please also feel free to contact the DAAD office(s) of your respective country/region:
    • External Cooperation Windows (ECWs):
    • Erasmus Socrates:
    • PROMOS - Programm zur Steigerung der Mobilität von deutschen Studierenden
    • DAAD-Freemover:
    • Go East:
    • Fulbright:
    • Robert Bosch Stiftung:
    • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: (click on "Bewerbung" --> "Generelles" in the menu on the left)
    • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung:
    • Friedrich Naumann Stiftung:
    • Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:
    • Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung:

Scholarship for internship: Leonardo Da Vinci

Students from those countries which participate in European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, its possible for them to apply for a Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship for their internship. The Leonardo Da Vinci programme is part of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme and aims to build a skilled workforce across Europe. For detailed information, please contact the national agency in your home country.


University Grants

Some partner universities within the Euroculture network also offer all their outgoing students certain grants either for their stay during the second semester or for their internship in another country. For further information, please contact the coordinator of your home university.

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