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:
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:
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.
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:
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 MA in Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World is a four semester (2 year), 120 ECTS, full-time transdisciplinary and international Master joint-degree programme.
It stands out from other European Studies programmes by its approach in which the citizen - instead of structures and models - is the central point of attention and reflection.
It offers students the opportunity to study and discuss European integration issues such as multiculturalism, current political governance, European identity and evolving social-political processes.
The international dimension of the programme allows for transnational cross-over comparisons of relevant concepts and their understanding in different regions in the world.
Euroculture is a unique interdisciplinary and inter-university project. It aims to prepare graduates for professions and research areas in which knowledge of contemporary Europe and European Union institutions are of relevance.
The focus of the programme is on cultural and social developments in Europe, its heritage and identity as well as values, citizenship and cultural relations. The relevance of values, identity concepts and perceptions requires sensitive and well-informed professionals in this field to work as diplomats, bureaucrats, project managers, journalists and cultural consultants.
The European Commission has selected the Euroculture Programme for the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses. The Erasmus Mundus Programme aims to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries.
The programme consists of four semesters (120 ECTS) during which students study at two to three universities of the consortium and for which they receive a joint-degree from the universities of the consortium.
The thematic scope of the MA in Euroculture programme focuses on the importance of cultural concepts and practices in the many fields of transnational contacts within and beyond Europe. It highlights manifestations of cultural self-understanding as an important element of transnational social and political developments.
The programme transmits knowledge of European culture, heritage, values and identities, and therefore equips students with the cultural-reflexive competences necessary to analyse current transformations of Europe.
From the beginning of the programme in 1999, 'Euroculture' was used as a concept to reflect in an interdisciplinary way on the many different expressions and manifestations of self-understandings of societies, social groups and individuals of, about and within Europe.
Its core questions are:
Its main objectives are:
Please refer to the following link: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/team/31881.html
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)
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.
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.
The Erasmus Mundus Master's Joint-Degree Programme in Euroculture is accredited by the ZEvA, Hanover.