For Students

EU Visit Program

The application cycle for the 2016 program is now closed.


Chocolate Shop, Brussels, Belgium

A visit to Brussels brings to life the accomplishments and challenges the European Union has faced in uniting 28 nations through treaties, economic policies, and a common currency, as well as the future evolution of a united Europe.

The EU Center is pleased to sponsor two UW undergraduate students to participate in the EU Visit Program to Brussels. Those selected will join students and teachers from across the US for a five-day visit in Brussels where they will meet both US and EU officials, and tour the city and the major EU and international institutions. The itinerary will include site visits to the European Commission, the United States Mission to the European Union, and the European Parliament.

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Who Can Apply?

All UW undergraduate students in fields of study related to the European Union and contemporary Europe can apply to the EU Visit Program. Applications from students engaged with EU-related activities (e.g. Model EU) are encouraged.

The official application form, copy of unofficial UW transcript, and Statement of Purpose should be submitted through Catalyst by the application deadline. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the EU Center at within one week following the application deadline.

Application Form: currently unavailable. 

Statement of Purpose: An approximately two-page statement of purpose addressing why it is important to study the European Union and how a visit to Brussels will enhance your undergraduate education in the area of contemporary Europe, transatlantic relations, and the EU. Statements of Purpose are to be submitted to the Catalyst Dropbox link.

Transcript: Unofficial University of Washington transcript (one copy), as well as official transcripts from any other colleges or universities attended before transferring to the UW. Transcripts are to be submitted to the Catalyst Dropbox.

Letter of Recommendation: One academic letter of recommendation from a UW instructor. Letters of Recommendation are due within one week of the application deadline and should be emailed to