European Studies

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Tuition fee
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You are interested in European Studies? This section provides you with information about the background, the academic programme and the application procedure of our Master's programme. In addition, it includes information about Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf .


European Studies is an international Master's programme offered by Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. The programme’s aim is to educate students on how the European Union works and how the EU managed to build a “working peace” in Europe after centuries of war.

Learning outcomes

As a special feature, the programme seeks to link Europe and the Middle East. There are two main reasons for this:

The Middle East needs more experts on European affairs because the EU is significantly intensifying its ties with the region in the course of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

Studying and experiencing Europe’s "working peace" could contribute to the peace process in the Middle East.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Eu Foreign Policy
  • Eu Policy-making and Democratic Legitimacy
  • Political Economy of European Integration
  • European Social Integration
  • European History
  • European Culture
  • European Law
  • Business and European Integration
  • Social and Political Actors and Social Change in Europe

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The master programme in European Studies is offered to students with a Bachelor’s degree (above average or “with distinction” in social sciences, law, economics, history or cultural studies).
  • Before starting the one-year programme in European Studies applicants must have completed four years of university studies since a German master degree requires at least five years of studies. Thereby, the four years need to be the standard period of studies.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed courses in the field of European Studies (above average or “with distinction”) equivalent to a one-year study programme (60 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, ECTS).
  • Good knowledge of English language is required (Level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

There are no tuition fees. There is only one intake per year.


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European Studies
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