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European Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The interdisciplinary major in European studies (EUS) is designed for students who want to broaden their awareness of the European experience and to prepare for international careers or advanced study involving history, political science, economics, the fine arts, and/or literature. 
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Overview

The program curriculum is designed to provide disciplinary breadth with cross-disciplinary expertise in a specialty of the student’s own choosing. In consultation with the director of EUS, students select a major focus and specific courses that will fulfill the requirements for the major. This focus might consist of a thematic or comparative topic (such as culture and society in the 1920s, the 1960s, or the era of the French Revolution), a regional or sub-regional topic (e.g., European integration, the Iberian Peninsula) or the culture and society of a particular nation (e.g., France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain). In addition to the core requirements, majors enroll in relevant courses in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and take a foreign language of the student’s choice.

Most EUS majors also participate in one of the Vanderbilt study abroad programs in Europe and/or reside in the McTyeire International House on campus. Both experiences have proven to be immensely useful in preparing students for future careers with international awareness. The EUS minor entails 18 hours of coursework with the usual concentration and distribution requirements. Additional options allow students to combine their EUS major with one of the language and literature majors (French and European Studies, German and European Studies, Italian and European Studies, Russian and European Studies, Spanish and European Studies, or Spanish, Portuguese, and European Studies).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • European Culture and Society
  • The Idea of Europe, The European Union
  • European Cities, West European Politics
  • Music in the Age of Beethoven and Schubert

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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