About the European Studies program

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

UVic's European Studies Program (EUS) offers courses, study abroad programs and internships to enrich students’ knowledge and provide a thorough understanding of Europe’s multifaceted history, culture, fast-changing political realities and its extraordinary role in today’s world. 

EUS provides students with degree options:

  • an inter-disciplinary undergraduate minor in European Studies,
  • a concentration in European Studies
    (with a Political Science major or honours degree),
  • or you can focus 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 departments and faculties across Canada, the Western United States, and across the European Union to offer you ample opportunity to study in Europe, participate in simulations, apply for internships and exchanges, and apply for research grants.

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.

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. The University of Victoria has been the receipient of 5 Jean Monnet grants from the European Union, and has received the most grants from the EU of any Canadian institution.