UACES Scholarships for International Postgraduate Students

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) is pleased to offer four UACES Scholarships and two UACES-JMCT Scholarships.

These are competitive base programs open to postgraduate students from all nationalities to research in any area of contemporary European Studies.

UACES is a global membership organization. It is designed for academics, students and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of Europe and the European Union.

Why at the UACES programs? The mission of the UACES is to advance education for the public benefit through the promotion of teaching and research in contemporary European Studies.

Application Deadline: Friday 11 October 2019

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Research
  • Award: 1,500 GBP each
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 6
  • Nationality: International


  • Eligible Countries: There is no restriction on nationality.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The program is available to undertake research in any area of contemporary European Studies.
  • Admissible Criteria: The applicants must meet all the following criteria for both the UACES Scholarship and UACES-JMCT Scholarship :
  • Students who are looking for funding to enroll in a postgraduate course are not eligible to apply
  • Applicant must be a UACES Student member – note that membership of the EuroResearch email list or attendance at UACES Graduate Forum events does not constitute the membership of UACES
  • Your research project must be in the ‘Contemporary European Studies’ subject area (we define ‘Contemporary’ as post-WW2, and ‘European Studies’, as typically, but not exclusively, an aspect of European Integration or related areas)
  • Candidate must be a postgraduate student (typically a PhD student; possibly other postgraduate courses that have a very strong research component)
  • Only the UACES Scholarship:
  1. From a BAME background AND/OR
  2. Is enrolled at a university outside of Europe and North America AND/OR
  3. Is studying for a PhD in a discipline not traditionally associated with UACES (e.g. anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy etc)
Related:  University of Alberta International Student Scholarship in Canada

How to Apply

How to Apply: Before start applying for the award program, applicants need to be a Student Member of UACES (based in any country) in order to apply for a UACES scholarship. You can become a UACES member here.

  • To apply: Applicants must download the application forms and submit via email to
  1. UACES application Form
  2. UACES-JMCT application Form
  • Required Documents: Successful applicants will be required to submit a final report and to provide evidence that their fieldwork has taken place.
  • Entry Requirements: To participate, the applicant must be a UACES Student member
  • Language Requirement: Before submitting your application, check out the English language qualification that accepts by the university.


For 2020, UACES is offering four UACES Scholarship and two UACES-JCMT Awards of 1,500 GBP each. The award is for to pay:

  • travel to and from your research destination
  • accommodation at your destination
  • the food at your destination
  • local transport at your destination

Award funds must be used for fieldwork that occurs between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020, but ensure that trips will not be outside these dates otherwise visits will not be considered.

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