Welcome to the European Studies Program

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European Studies @ UVic

  • Interested in European politics?
  • Wanting to pursue an international career?
  • Focusing your studies on European topics?
  • Looking for opportunities to study in the European Union?


UVic’s European Studies Program offers courses, study abroad programs and internships to broaden your knowledge and give you a thorough understanding of Europe’s multifaceted history, culture, fast-changing political realities and its extraordinary role in today’s world.


We have been recognized as a European Union Centre of Excellence, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and can count three Jean Monnet Chairs amongst our faculty.

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Current and Prospective Students


You can participate in the European Studies Program in a variety of ways, by pursuing an inter-disciplinary General or Minor in European Studies, a Concentration in European Studies, or focusing your Graduate studies on a European related topic.

Apart from the multitude of courses offered at UVic on European issues, the European Studies Program has teamed up with department and faculties across campus, across Canada, and across the European Union to offer you ample opportunities to study in Europe, participate in simulations, apply for internships, and engage in various research projects.

With over 30 associated faculty and researchers across 5 faculties and 17 departments, the European Studies Program’s inter-disciplinary nature ensures a variety of outreach events, public lectures, conferences and activities that cover a wide range of interests and areas of research.

Come find out what the European Studies Program at UVic can offer you.


Why study European Studies at UVic, a message by Associate Director, Dr. Paul Schure.



State of the EU Conference

July 16-18, 2014 Conference on the State of the EU in Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region. Call for Proposals open until April 30, 2014. See below

Call for Proposals

European Union Centre of Excellence

The European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE), an EU grant for outreach, research and teaching returns to UVic for three years. See the Martlet article here. More on the EUCE here.

Spring EUS300 Course

European Integration: Socio-Economic and Political Developments “Politics, Economics, Law and Governance of the European Union”. EUS300 cross listed as Poli379, team taught by leading EU scholars at UVic. Register now!

See here for more information.

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Graduate Student Conference. January Date!

Graduate Student Conference on European Integration. EUS at UVic invites graduate students from Humanities, HSD, Law, and Social Sciences to present their work on Europe, the EU and particularly on European Integration. Friday 17 January 2014 12-5pm.

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Here, There, Everywhere

Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly presents on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Border and Borderland Studies. Friday September 20, Room SSM B215, 3pm.

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Think Doctorate, Think Europe. Information session for students interested in graduate studies in Europe, best PhD Programs, and funding opportunities. Tuesday September 17, 12:00 Room HSD A270.

RSVP eusprog@uvic.ca

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