European Studies

Europa-Universität Flensburg

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24 months
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The European Studies programme at Europa-Universität Flensburg is a full-time two year degree taught exclusively in English. With its focus on regional development and cooperation as well as external relations of the EU, the programme attracts students from all over the world.


Programme Aims and Goals

Europe is changing rapidly. Over the past 20 years, the map of Europe has seen new borders and new conflicts have arisen, while other partitions have disappeared. Today's focus is not only on furthering both cooperation and dialogue between the European states but also on strengthening and deepening the process of European integration. This integration has not only had a strong influence on both development and coordination at national and international level, but also has affected the individual regions throughout the union and neighbouring countries.

As a response to the merging of local and global perspectives of the world today, it is the ambition of the international Master programme in European Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg to cultivate a global way of thinking Europe.

With our degree programme in European Studies, students have the opportunity of following, understanding, and contributing to past, present and future developments in Europe. While the primary focus of this programme is on regional development students also take an in-depth look at topics such as European economics, politics, law and culture. Due to the diversity of our student body with their multifaceted backgrounds as well as the many views on the above mentioned topics, students have the chance to look at the European Idea from many different perspectives.

Career Prospects

Job opportunities for graduates in European Studies are to be found within a widespread growing labour market. Students can expect that there will be employment in areas such as:

  • regions or municipalities
  • co-operation/mediation between business organisations and public authorities regionally, nationally, and internationally.

In future we will see a growing demand for well qualified graduates with insight into regional and European problems. Therefore there will be new jobs opportunities in:

  • public administration,
  • private institutions,
  • educational institutions, such as colleges and universities
  • private actors and companies, including consultancy companies
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Graduates will be able to find employment not only in Germany but also internationally, for example with:

  • The European Union,
  • The European Council,
  • OECD and
  • OSCE.

Graduates may also find job opportunities within supranational organisations and regional co-operational institutions working with European or transnational problems, for example:

  • The Council of the Baltic Sea States,
  • The Nordic Council,
  • The Central-European Initiative,
  • The Alpine-Adriatic co-operation or similar institutions.

Relevant job opportunities may also be found among the more than 150 different institutionalized or formalized cross-border co-operations in Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Institutional and Constitutional Economics
  • European Law
  • European Governance
  • Europe in the Global Economy
  • European Contemporary History
  • European Ideas
  • Concepts of Europe and Politics of the EU
  • European Business Economics
  • European Regional Integration
  • European Regional Innovation Policy
  • European Border Region Development
  • Internal and external relations of the EU
  • EU External Relations
  • Master Colloquium
  • Master Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

In general, the entrance requirements for our study programme are:

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Social Sciences or a related field such as Politics, Law, Sociology, Economics, Cultural Sciences, etc. The applicant is expected to have completed that course of study as one of the best third of his or her class. 
  • Adequate proficiency in spoken and written English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

There is, however, a matriculation/enrollment fee of 25 Euros, to be paid once, when you register at the Europa-Universität Flensburg for the first time.


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