Financial Support


The European Institute offers financial support to its students, including tuition assistance to qualified students, competitive conference grants and grants to conduct research in Europe, and employment opportunities to select students.

The European Institute offers tuition remission to highly qualified students, decided at the time of admission. Students are also able to apply for financial aid through the Graduate School of the Arts.

Please see the Graduate School’s Cost of Attendance page for the most detailed information on tuition rates.

A student who wishes to fulfill the program in 12 months, would pay for 2 full Residence Units (2 semesters total, and if need be, completing the thesis during the summer) at $54,356 total.

A student who wishes to finish the program in 18 months (3 semesters total), would take 1 RU in the first Fall Semester, and then 1/2 RU in the Spring Semester, and 1/2 RU in the second Fall Semester, at $56,628 total.

To encourage original, substantial research, the Institute offers grants to students who want to conduct thesis research in Europe. These grants are available only to students in the Modern European Studies program.

The thesis grants may be used for travel expenses and research expenses such as library fees and copying. A variety of projects are eligible, including library and archival research and field work. This happens during the winter, spring, or summer breaks.

The application process begins in the fall and is announced through the European Studies Colloquium and the MEUS mailing list. A version of the thesis prospectus is the main component of the application.

Note: Students whose original research includes work with human subjects are required to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Such approval is also an eligibility requirement for MEUS Travel Grants. More information about IRB approval can be found here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/irb/

Students must also register their travel itinerary, personal contact information, and emergency contacts using the International SOS MyTrips travel registry.

Past recipients of Thesis Research Grants

2016
Jackson Allison: Research in California on German economic history
Fan Cheng: Research in Arkansas on German-Chinese relations
Alexandro Pedraza: Research in Spain on the relationship between Spain and Morroco
Holly Porrino: Research in France on French cultural history

2015
Farrah Madanay: Research in Germany on the 1980 Gesundheitstag conference
Vinicius Bivar Marra Pereira: Research in Germany on German-Brazilian relations between 1938 and 1942
Anne Schult: Research in Germany and France on the effect of immigration on national identity, as an exchange student at Sciences Po, Paris, for the Fall semester.

2014
Jarrett Moran: Research in Britain on John Ruskin’s political economy

2013
Vanessa Johnston: Research in Berlin on the New Woman/Modern Girl in Weimar Germany

2012
Boyd van Dijk: Research in Amsterdam and The Hague on the history of human rights in the Netherlands

The European Institute offers financial support to its students, including tuition assistance to qualified students, competitive conference grants and grants to conduct research in Europe, and employment opportunities to select students.

The European Institute offers tuition remission to highly qualified students, decided at the time of admission. Students are also able to apply for financial aid through the Graduate School of the Arts.

Please see the Graduate School’s Cost of Attendance page for the most detailed information on tuition rates.

A student who wishes to fulfill the program in 12 months, would pay for 2 full Residence Units (2 semesters total, and if need be, completing the thesis during the summer) at $54,356 total.

A student who wishes to finish the program in 18 months (3 semesters total), would take 1 RU in the first Fall Semester, and then 1/2 RU in the Spring Semester, and 1/2 RU in the second Fall Semester, at $56,628 total.

To encourage original, substantial research, the Institute offers grants to students who want to conduct thesis research in Europe. These grants are available only to students in the Modern European Studies program.

The thesis grants may be used for travel expenses and research expenses such as library fees and copying. A variety of projects are eligible, including library and archival research and field work. This happens during the winter, spring, or summer breaks.

The application process begins in the fall and is announced through the European Studies Colloquium and the MEUS mailing list. A version of the thesis prospectus is the main component of the application.

Note: Students whose original research includes work with human subjects are required to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Such approval is also an eligibility requirement for MEUS Travel Grants. More information about IRB approval can be found here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/irb/

Students must also register their travel itinerary, personal contact information, and emergency contacts using the International SOS MyTrips travel registry.

Past recipients of Thesis Research Grants

2016
Jackson Allison: Research in California on German economic history
Fan Cheng: Research in Arkansas on German-Chinese relations
Alexandro Pedraza: Research in Spain on the relationship between Spain and Morroco
Holly Porrino: Research in France on French cultural history

2015
Farrah Madanay: Research in Germany on the 1980 Gesundheitstag conference
Vinicius Bivar Marra Pereira: Research in Germany on German-Brazilian relations between 1938 and 1942
Anne Schult: Research in Germany and France on the effect of immigration on national identity, as an exchange student at Sciences Po, Paris, for the Fall semester.

2014
Jarrett Moran: Research in Britain on John Ruskin’s political economy

2013
Vanessa Johnston: Research in Berlin on the New Woman/Modern Girl in Weimar Germany

2012
Boyd van Dijk: Research in Amsterdam and The Hague on the history of human rights in the Netherlands

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