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University Center for International Studies—European Union Center of Excellence

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Allyson Delnore
European Union Center of Excellence
4215 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-624-5404
Fax: 412-648-2199
E-mail: adelnore@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html

Since 1998, the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) has offered a strong program on the Europe Union, its Member States and its external relations by coordinating the related curricular and co-curricular efforts of various Arts and Sciences departments and the professional schools. The EUCE has developed an international scholarly reputation in EU studies and was selected by the European Commission as one of only ten European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States.

Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh has been a depository library for EU publications since 1974. Dr. Phil Wilkin, the West European bibliographer, has developed the Archive of European Integration that provides a wide array of EU-related documents through the Web. Please visit http://aei.pitt.edu for details.

Certificate of Advanced Study—European Union Studies

The Certificate of Advanced Study—European Union Studies enables students to complement a graduate or professional degree in any discipline (including the sciences) with an interdisciplinary set of courses related to the EU and proficiency in a relevant language. Students may enroll in the Certificate through the EUCE (contact information above) or the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES). To enroll through REES, please contact Dr. Andrew Konitzer at 412-648-7403; konitzer@pitt.edu.

Students seeking the Certificate of Advanced Study—European Union Studies must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete 18 credits of EU studies courses in at least two schools or disciplines, with at least nine credits from outside the student's home department or school. Six credits must be selected from the list of core courses. Courses must be approved by the EUCE, (please visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/students/courses.html for the approved course list).
  • Write an interdisciplinary research paper of 15–25 pages that ideally entails the use of second language materials. The paper may be prepared for a course, but students are urged to conceptualize it with the certificate in mind.
  • Students must have three years of progressive college-level instruction in an official EU Member State or official EU candidate country language other than English, or the equivalent proficiency.
  • Participate in an EU-related cocurricular activity approved by the EUCE's Graduate Advisor.
  • Be awarded a graduate or professional degree.

For the full requirements for the graduate certificate, please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/node/43

Application for Admission

Financial Assistance

The EUCE offers several possible funding opportunities to students in its certificate program. Please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/graduate-student-funding-opportunities for further details.

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