Europaeum programme European History and Civilisation

The Europaeum programme gives students a chance to earn their MA in History while studying in Leiden, Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and the University of Oxford. This unique programme provides the opportunity to experience academic and student life at three leading European education institutions.

Programme information

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The programme requires that students study the history of European states and nations from the Late Middle Ages until the present day at three leading European universities: Leiden University, Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and the University of Oxford. This allows graduate students the chance to deepen their knowledge of European history by following courses such on the history of states and nations in Europe, European power structures, while experiencing student life at three leading European educational institutions.

The diploma is awarded by Leiden University, with an additional certificate presented by the Europaeum, an association of ten leading European universities.

Tuition Fees
Please note that in addition to the regular tuition fees for Leiden University, you will be required to pay separate tuition fees and college fees for Paris I and Oxford University. The exact fees vary from year-to-year and depend on the citizenship status  (EU/non-EU). Students will need to pay for accommodation and food at all three universities, as well.

Timetables and calendar

Prospectus: programme overview and course descriptions

The Prospectus contains overviews and course details for all programmes in the Faculty of Humanities (and other faculties). The information in the Prospectus is updated annually, in June. Please consult the European programme section of the Prospectus for more information.

Application, enrollment and examinations

  • To enroll in a specific course or examination, use the Study administration system uSis.
  • This website is intended for students who are already enrolled in the programme. Prospective students looking for application information should consult

Study advice

Every department (or degree programme) has a Co-ordinator of Studies ('studiecoördinator'). The Co-ordinator of Studies knows all the ins and outs of the programme and can help with any problems. Typical subjects to discuss with the Co-ordinator of Studies are: student progress (and delay), and exam regulations.

Graduation procedures

MA students who are ready to apply for their graduation should follow the graduation procedure. See the graduation website for more information about this procedure, the MA thesis, and how to deregister from Leiden University after graduation.

Teaching and Examination Regulations and Faculty Regulations

All the rights and obligations of students in the Humanities faculty are set out in regulations. The most important of these are indicated below. (The list is not exhaustive; more documentation on regulations may appear here in the future.)

  • Teaching and Examination Regulations state the contents of your programme and the specialisations within the programme.
  • Registration for lectures, tutorials and tests is obligatory: see the uSis registration procedure.
  • The Student Charter informs students about what they can expect from the University and what the University expects from them.
  • Regulations on plagiarism are in place, to counter any instances of malpractice. These regulations provide advice on how to use sources and citations.

Boards, committees, and co-participation

Students within the Faculty of Humanities, are represented in the following boards and committees:

  • the Departmental Teaching Committee
  • the Departmental or Institute Administration or Institute Board
  • the Faculty Council
  • the Faculty Board

Another committee that is relevant to your studies, but in which students are not represented, is the Board of Examiners.

Contact and staff History

Last Modified: 01-12-2016