Fundamental parameters calculations are used for the analysis of europium in the concentration range of 0.1 WT% to 30.0 WT% in the oxidic catalyst supports alumina, calcia, magnesia lanthania, and thoria. The precision and accuracy of this method is dependent on how the sample matrix is defined in the fundamental parameters program and the number and concentration of the standards used. Results comparable to the multiple regression method are obtained when the matrix stoichiometry is defined as Eu2O3 and the catalyst oxide (i.e. Al2O3 etc). It is also necessary to use standards which bracket the europium concentration in the samples. When these conditions are met, the results are comparable to those obtained from a ten point multiple regression calibration curve but with a considerable saving of standard preparation time. The precision is better than ±2% relative. The % relative difference between the fundamental parameters and multiple regression results is also 2%. Data is presented which illustrates the effect of defining the sample stoichiometry in the XRF11 computer program.