Europe in the World

Programme code:  JJO-EURWRLDNL-13 (Fall) and JJO-EURWRLDDK-13 (Spring)
Semester:   Full year (start in September)
Number of ECTS:  60 
Language of instruction:  English 

Profile of the programme

The HU School of Journalism in Utrecht and the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus (Denmark) offer an international honours programme for advanced students in journalism and media studies. In 1990, the two European J-schools launched this joint specialisation programme in European journalism and foreign reporting. Since then students from Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, the Baltic countries, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazachstan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA have worked together to improve their skills. In 2015 the programme celebrated its 25th anniversary with an international symposium and reunion, attended by many renown international alumni.

The Danish and Dutch J-schools offer this special study programme as part of their regular curriculum. The course Europe in the World is part of the Gutenberg programme of advanced journalism studies and is an honours programme at the HU. Each year 24 young professionals from different countries will have the opportunity to join this prestigious programme in international reporting.

The course presents:

  • the development of Europe and the European Union;
  • an outlook on different forms of regional cooperation in Europe;
  • culture and identity in Europe;
  • the role of Europe in the world;
  • relations between Eastern and Western European countries;
  • relations between Europe and developing countries.
  • reporting on Europe and international affairs, (news platform and online magazine)
  • excursions and field reporting throughout Europe

This honours programme cannot be compared to regular academic exchange. Students live and study in two countries, travel to various European locations, and produce an exciting variety of journalistic products.

Students who complete it on bachelor level acquire the Europe in the World certificate. If students also complete the programme on honours level they will gain an extra diploma, the HU honours certificate.

Entry requirements

  • Advanced student in journalism or media studies
  • Existing journalistic skills either through education or work
    (at least2 years of studies completed successfully, professional experience is a plus)
  • Proven interest in international reporting;
  • TOEFL  score 550 paper based or 213 computer based or 80 Internet based or IELTS score 6,5, or any other proof of proficiency in English supported by your institute.
  • Note: this programme has a selection procedure, see application form below.

Course structure diagram

Course unit title  Number of ECTS 
Knowing (Politics, Economics, Law of the EU)   10
Thinking (Sustainable regional development, Culture & Identity) 10 
Doing (Reporting Europe newsroom) 10 
Europe and the World (world politics and globalisation)   10 
Euroviews (online magazine newsroom)  10 
Final exam project (field reporting and productions)


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More information and admission

Download the course guide.

Visit the website Europe in the World.

Send in your application form before 1 April to the programme coordinator. After admission to the programme you can start the registration procedure at HU International Office.

For HU students EitW  substitues the minor programme and the graduation semester. Please contact the international officer for details to enroll.