EU Study Tour - UVic students

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE DEC 13TH 2019 *UVic Students Only*

This page contains information for UVic students only. For all other applicants, please redirect here.

European Court of Justice (Photo credit Sarah Grunert)

UVic Group 2019, European Court of Justice (L-R): Shannon Rabey, Elyse Kim, Sarah Grunert, Alina Sobolik, Aneesha Khaira, Jasmine Pathak. (Back) Malcolm Thomson, Flamur Gruda (Photo credit Aneesha Khaira)

EU Commission 2019 (Photo credit Sarah Grunert)

EUSTIP 2019, the European Parliament in Strasbourg (Photo credit Sarah Grunert)

**The EU Study Tour will take place on May 10-30th, 2019.**

Application and Registration Procedure

 

All undergraduate and graduate UVic students must submit an application form, along with a cover letter and C.V. by December 13th 2019 to be considered for admission to the Field School. Applicants are also responsible for ensuring that their Faculty Sponsor submits a letter of recommendation no later than December 13th 2019.

Students from participating universities will have internal, home institution deadlines, normally mid- to late December. Click here to review the requirements for non-UVic students. 

As this is a major component of either a Minor in European Studies or, for POLI students, a Concentration in European Studies, please declare your minor/concentration before May through MyPage.

Please visit our registration page, and navigate to drop-down menu, D) Course Registration for more information regarding the course registration process for undergraduate and graduate students.

Step 1: (Deadline: 13 December 2019)

  • Fill out the application form and send this along with a cover letter and C.V. to eustudytour@uvic.ca.
  • Have your University Faculty sponsor send their reference letter directly to eustudytour@uvic.ca.

Step 2 (optional): Complete the Internship Application via Course Spaces. The program coordinator will grant you access to Course Spaces (Deadline: 3 February 2020)

  • Note: the internship application includes crafting a generic cover letter and Europass CV. Please fill in your CV on the europass website, and be sure to consult the Europass CV Instructions beforehand. Print your CV as a docx and include with the internship Application.

Step 3: Pay $1000 non-refundable deposit ($1650 if also applying for an Internship)  (Deadline: 3 February 2020)

  • You must be affiliated with TD or RBC in order to pay online via Interac. No credit cards accepted! 
  • Please email the confirmation of your electronic payment to eustudytour@uvic.ca.
  • To ensure your payment is tracked correctly, please use the following for the “Invoice number”: "EUFS-YourLastname-YourSchool" (e.g. EUFS-Swan-UVic)
  • If you do not bank with TD or RBC you must pay by cheque. Please drop it off at the EUS office: SED C192, or mail it to:
ATTN: Amanda Merritt
European Studies
Sedgewick C192
University of Victoria
Victoria BC

 

Step 4: Registration!

  • Undergraduate students are required to register in EUS 390A (registration opens March 16th 2020), and pay Summer tuition costs by March 31st 2020 (late fees will apply). 
  • Graduate students are required to register in POLI 590. Please contact Dr. Oliver Schmidtke requesting his supervision of the course, and provide your EUSTIP acceptance letter. 

Step 5: Pay $2500, the remainder of the tour fee (Deadline: 22 March 2020)

  • You must be affiliated with TD or RBC, or a designated Credit Union in order to pay online via Interac. No credit cards accepted!
  • Please email the confirmation of your electronic payment to eustudytour@uvic.ca.
  • To ensure your payment is tracked correctly, please use the following for the “Invoice number”: "EUFS-YourLastname-YourSchool" (e.g. EUFS-Swan-UVic)
  • If you do not bank with TD or RBC you must pay by cheque. Please drop it off at the EUS office: SED C192, or mail it to:
ATTN: Amanda Merritt
European Studies
Sedgewick C192
University of Victoria
Victoria BC

 

About the EU Study Tour

The EU Field School and Internship Program is a unique opportunity for upper-level and graduate students in a variety of disciplines—business, economics, European politics, international relations, social policy, journalism and culture—to immerse themselves in the European Union institutions. The Field School provides students with the opportunity to have face to face contact and dialogue with presenters and seminar leaders who are actively involved in the day to day work of the EU. Students will also meet with representatives of other European institutions (including Canada), policy think tanks, and civil society organizations. This experience isn’t only “about the EU”—it’s “in the EU”! Each year great effort is made to highlight topics of current relevance to Europe and Canada as well as continue a core program of economic, political, social, and business themes.

After the Field School, students have an opportunity for an internship with European institutions, for two months in duration. Completion of the Field School is a prerequisite for participation in the internship program.

Travel grants are available for UVic students from UVic's European Union Centre of Excellence to help cover the costs, and you can also apply to UVic's Student International Activities Fund for a $500 grant.

Visit our page on the study tour for more information on how to apply, or contact eustudytour@uvic.ca.

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