European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme (EPS), Erasmus+

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Scholarships

Master

Location (s):

  • Czech Republic
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Spain
Prague, Leiden, Krakow, Barcelona

Overview

This multidisciplinary two-year programme is linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse challenges Europe faces today (migration, security, populism). The first semester of the EPS Programme is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague), the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the programme offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.

Details

The European Politics and Society (EPS): Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme is a multidisciplinary two-year Joint Master Degree Programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse challenges Europe faces today (migration, security, populism). The first semester of the EPS Programme is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague); the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the programme offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.

The EPS Programme gives its students the possibility to acquire high-profile pluridisciplinary knowledge and skills. The first goal of the EPS Programme is to prepare a new generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders. The excellence of the programme is based on a central focus on the societal, political, economic and cultural processes that have formed contemporary Europe and its role in the international environment. The programme also fosters exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures, and offers a unique learning experience to both EU and non-EU students. The EPS Programme thus contributes to build a real trans-European community of students, experts and academia that deal with current European challenges.

Programme Structrue 

The EPS Programme is a two-year Master Programme divided into four semesters. All students spend their first semester in Prague. Before the beginning of the first semester, students participate in a Prague Introductory week, where they meet the academic coordinators and faculty staff. During the first semester, they enrol only in compulsory courses. This semester serves as an Introduction to the Master Programme. It is based mainly on methodology and an introduction to key academic disciplines relevant to the study of the European political, social, cultural and economic space. At the end of the first semester, students choose the topic of their Master thesis with the assistance of academic coordinators from Charles University; they write the first version of their Master thesis project.

For the second semester, the students have two options: Leiden or Krakow. This semester is also based on compulsory courses that cover different areas of the EU studies. In addition, students can build their own structure for the semester in accordance with the offer of facultative courses. At the beginning of the second semester, all students participate in a three-day Barcelona Research Seminar. This event has multiple objectives. First, second year students meet first year students. This encounter encourage them to share their experience. Second, first year students present their MA thesis projects and get the feedback from all students and academic experts. All students also participate in an intensive training in research methods.

For the second year of the EPS Programme, students may choose among all the universities that constitute the EPS consortium: Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), Leiden University (Netherlands) and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain). Their choice of preferences must already be specified in their application before they enter the programme.

During the two final semesters, students have a variety of choices of facultative courses that reflect the added value of each member of the consortium – areas of academic expertise where these universities are excellent in terms of course offerings and research. These fields are the following: Transformation and Development in Contemporary Europe (Prague), Policymaking in the EU (Barcelona), Central and Eastern Europe and International Relations (Krakow) and Europe in the International Environment (Leiden).

Students devote their final semester to the Master thesis. This is why they attend MA thesis seminars both semesters and work closely both with the MA thesis seminar teacher and their academic supervisor. In April, second year students participate in the Oxford Spring School. Thanks to the partnership with Europaeum, the students are invited to take part in this unique student event and academic experience. They will visit Oxford in the fourth semester and will have the possibility to participate fully in academic events organized by Europaeum, one of the main EPS Associate Partners.

 

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Dates:

Deadline: February 28, 2019


Cost/funding for participants:

Scholarship

Student participation cost fully cover all the activities during the EPS study period (four semesters), including classes, guest lectures. Insurance is also covered by the EPS Consortium in a case of Scholarship holders. Organization of extra-curricular activities isalso fully covered by the EPS Consortium. Students are paying only for their expenses connected with those events (mainly travelling). 

In case of Programme Country Scholarship Holders – The total value of the Scholarship for the two years of study will be €9.000 (€2.250 for each semester of study). The EMJMD Scholarship covers 56,25 % of the Tuition Fee for each semester of the EPS Programme for the two-year standard study period. Each semester the Tuition Fee will be automatically deducted from the Scholarship by the Institution. The rest of the Tuition Fee will be covered by the Institution in a form of a Fee waiver (in practice the Student will not receive scholarship money but at the same time will not pay any Tuition Fee).

To be eligible to the EMJMD Scholarship for Programme Countries the Student is a national of an Erasmus+ Programme Country or is ordinarily resident or has carried out his/her main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country before the final submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD Scholarship.

  • Full coverage of the Tuition Fee (9 000 EUR)
  • Living Allowances up to 24 months: 1 000 EUR per month (24 000 EUR)
  • Travel allowances: once per academic year=twice per study period (2 000 EUR)
  • The total amount that will be allocated to the student is 26 000 EUR

In case of Partner Country Scholarship Holders – The total value of the Scholarship for the two years of study will be €16.000 (€4.000 for each semester of study). The EMJMD Scholarship fully covers the Tuition Fee for each semester of the EPS Programme for the two-year standard study period. Each semester the Tuition Fee will be automatically deducted from the Scholarship by the Institution (in practice the Student will not receive scholarship money but at the same time will not pay any Tuition Fee).

To be eligible to the EMJMD Scholarship for Partner Countries the Student must not be a national of an Erasmus+ Programme Country and must not be ordinarily resident nor have carried out his/her main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country before the final submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD Scholarship.

  • Full coverage of the Tuition Fee (16 000 EUR)
  • Living Allowances up to 24 months: 1 000 EUR per month (24 000 EUR)
  • Travel allowances depending on distance of student home country: once per academic year=twice per study period (4 000 or 6 000 EUR)
  • Installation cost allowance: once per study period (1 000 EUR)
  • The total amount that will be allocated to the student is 29 000 or 31 000 EUR.

Besides, insurance scheme, teaching, organizing extracurricular activities and guest lectures, organising team-building events, helping with the visa procedure, helping with the administrative issues in coutries of the consortium will be offered to students with the part of the scholarship. Please find here more information about visa and residence, permits requirement, accomodation, cost living and other practical issues in Prague, Leiden, Krakow (visa and accomodation, cost of living) and Barcelona.

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