Visiting Scholars at the College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin campus
Call for applications
The College of Europe encourages researchers interested in European studies to apply as visiting scholars. It offers
a stimulating international academic environment and a Library which is highly specialized on European Union affairs.
Visiting scholars are typically professors who would like to spend their sabbatical leave at the College of Europe
or senior researchers who wish to come to the College of Europe for a period of time with the objective
of conducting research for a (post)-doctoral project. The stay at the College can be from one month up to an entire
The application letter in either English or French should be addressed to the Rector of the College of Europe
(rector [at] coleurope [dot] eu) who will submit it to the Academic Council for consideration. The application should specify
the motivation, research interest and preferred time of stay and be accompanied by a detailed CV. Each visiting
scholar should preferably obtain an affiliation with one of the study programmes at the Bruges Campus, Belgium, or
at the Natolin (Warsaw) Campus, Poland.
Normally visiting scholars come with their own external funding but the College of Europe may contribute in kind by
allowing the use of its facilities such as:
- library privileges
- free internet access
- free printing, scanning and photocopying
- meals at staff prices in the College restaurant
- office space in a College building, subject to availability
- a College room or apartment at a reduced rate, subject to availability
- attendance of College events.
Contribution to College life
Visiting scholars should contribute to the extent possible to the academic activities of the Department with which
they will be associated. In agreement with the Director of Studies, their contribution may, for instance, take the
form of offering a guest lecture, sharing their expertise with the students, or participating in conferences organised
at the College. Visiting scholars are expected to note their academic affiliation with the College at any conference
presentations they may undertake during their stay at the College of Europe and in any publications that may arise
from it. At the end of their stay, they should submit a short report about their activities to the Rector.