Europe in the World

The intensive Europe in the World (EitW) honours programme cannot be compared to any regular academic exchange. You will live and study in two countries, travel to various European destinations, and produce an exciting variety of journalistic products.

Each year students and young professionals from different countries will have the opportunity to join this prestigious programme in international reporting. Topics and activities include:

  • the economy and politics of Europe and the EU;
  • culture and identity in Europe;
  • regional development in Europe;
  • the role of Europe in the world;
  • reporting on Europe and international affairs (news platform);
  • excursions and field trips in Europe.

Useful to know

Start date September
Number of ECTS 60 Dutch Education System
Programme level Honours - Minor - Graduation
Programme code JJO-EURWRLDNL-13 (autumn) JJO-EURWRLDDK-13 (spring)
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

In 1990, the two European J-schools, the HU School of Journalism and the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, 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, Kazakhstan, 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 a reunion attended by many renowned 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 (EitW) is part of the Gutenberg programme of advanced journalism studies and is an honours programme at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.

Each year, 24 young professionals from different countries will have the opportunity to join this prestigious programme in international reporting.

You will encounter the following topics and activities:

  • 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.
  • Relationships between Eastern and Western European countries.
  • Relationships between Europe and developing countries.
  • Reporting on Europe and international affairs (news platform and online magazine).
  • Excursions and field reporting throughout Europe.

If you complete the programme on bachelor level, you acquire the Europe in the World certificate. Completing EitW at honours level results in an additional honours certificate.

For HU students EitW substitutes the minor programme and the graduation semester.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Carien J. Touwen.


This programme takes place over two semesters and contains the following:

Course unit title




Politics, Economics, Law of the EU



Sustainable Regional Development, Culture & Identity



Reporting Europe Newsroom


Europe and the World

World Politics and Globalisation


Euro Views

Online Magazine Newsroom


Final Exam Project

Field Reporting and Productions


In our Course Guide you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.

This programme aims at advanced students in Journalism, Communication or Media Studies and young professionals (BA). You need to show:

  • Existing journalistic skills, either through education or work (at least two years of studies completed successfully, professional experience is a plus);
  • Proven interest in international reporting.

Please note: this programme has a selection procedure for students, see our entry form. For young professionals please go to our Go International – School of Journalism page.

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.

Visit the website Europe in the World.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

Find out how to apply

Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • Join an elite group of international journalists

    By joining this exclusive programme, you will become part of a global network of ambitious professionals across all fields of journalism. This intensive one-year programme will prepare you for an exciting international career.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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