The EUCN’s goal is to develop a wider understanding of the complexities of the European Union and of the relationships between the EU and New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. To assist postgraduate students the EUCN provides students studying the EU within New Zealand opportunities which will enhance their research, deepen their understanding of the European Union and network with other scholars working in the area both domestically and internationally.
To support students the EUCN has a number of activities and funding opportunities:
Tuition Fees Scholarships
Scholarships cover (parts of) domestic tuition fees for students enrolled at a New Zealand university.
Awards are designed to support overseas fieldwork for thesis students.
Each year funded internships are available at the European Parliament in Brussels and domestically, for example at the EU Delegation in Wellington.
Graduate Weekend School
Training workshop for postgraduate students consisting of skills workshops, presentations and group activities. And loads of fun.
Who can apply and participate?
Applications are open to all postgraduate students enrolled (or enrolling) for a postgraduate course of study (Hons, taught MA (MEuro), MA or PhD by thesis, or equivalent) at an EUCN partner University.
Research topics must focus on the European Union. Students from all disciplines researching the EU either within New Zealand or the wider Pacific region are encouraged to apply. However, preference will be given to students researching among the EUCN's main thematic research themes.
Students must be non-EU citizens or possess NZ citizenship or permanent residence (or will gain this by their enrolment date - proof will be required).