Taught course (will run subject to approval)


University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA European Studies

Entry requirements

Students should have a sufficient Level of English, certified by a CAE, TOEFL or IELTS test. MINIMUM SCORES ENGLISH TEST: TOEFL Paper-based: 580; TOEFL Internet-based: 92; TOEFL Computer-Based: 237 IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no subcomponent (listening, reading, writing, speaking) scoring lower than 5.5 CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1; Cambridge Proficiency in English: C2 If your score is lower than the above-mentioned scores, you are not eligible for the programme. Candidates must have completed an academic BA degree in either the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences or in a relevant discipline to Euroculture, e.g: European Studies, History, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and Media Studies, International/ European Law, Theology. http://www.rug.nl/masters/euroculture-em/admission-and-application

Months of entry


Course content

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's specialization of excellence, focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills.

The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands.

The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following:

- a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world;

- the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world.

For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
2800 (EU)
International students
8000 (non-EU)

Grantfinder University of Groningen: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/financial-matters/grant-finder

Qualification and course duration

MA European Studies

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Janny de Jong