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Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn

12 months
6500 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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With over 20 years of experience, the one-year Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation offered at the University of Bonn's Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI),  is an important turning point in your international career. Studying at ZEI offers you the chance to understand the EU and the interplay between governance and regulation in an intimate and international setting. 


Find your role in the European Union. Join the Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation at University of Bonn

  • Specialized curriculum on Governance and Regulation in the EU
  • Renowned international faculty from across Europe with a mix of academics and practitioners
  • Students actively contribute to current  ZEI research
  • Advance your career with the help of our Career Development Program
  • Study in Germany, the heart of Europe
  • Become an expert ready for a career in the EU institutions, government, the private sector, media and international organisations
  • Join the  ZEI Alumni Network
  • The one-year program has established a reputation for excellence based on continuous experience since 1998

Highlights of the  European Studies - Governance and Regulation in the EU offered by The University of Bonn

  • Week-long orientation in Bonn and continuing student support services
  • Excursions to the EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Frankfurt
  • Excursion the seat of the German government in Berlin

  • Live in the former German capital and current United Nations City of Bonn
  • Benefit from an additional Certificate in Intercultural Competences
  • Profit from networking opportunities through Europe Dialogues and alumni meetups
  • The program has been re-accredited in 2015 with the highest scores (very international, outstanding faculty, professional social and management skills training)
  • Make use of our high-quality infrastructure at ZEI


AQUIN 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2028

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Governance in the EU: Historic evolution and political system paper
  • Law of the EU: Institutions and procedures exam
  • Political economy of European integration 
  • Inter-institutional bargaining and multi-level decision-making in the EU
  • Law of the internal market
  • Electronic communications
  • EU fiscal federalism


The small class is comprised of young professionals from across Europe and from around the world. All seeking to gain a better understanding of how the European Union works and prepare themselves for the next stage of their careers.


ZEI's international faculty is comprised of renowned academics and practitioners with extensive international experience. Our Directors Prof. Dr. Kühnhardt and Prof. Dr. Koenig, are based in Bonn and the remaining faculty are all leading experts in European integration and travel from all over Europe to lecture in intensive bloc seminars.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An above-average higher education degree (minimum Bachelor) from a German or foreign academic higher education institution, preferably in law, economics, or political science, with at least 180 credit points (CPs) according to the ECTS system
  • Proof of very good verbal and written English skills (C1)
  • Relevant work experience of 1 to 2 years (students who in their undergraduate studies obtained 240 ECTS points require 1 year, students who have obtained 180 ECTS points require proof of 2 years work experience)

Work experience


Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Includes: Excursions, reading materials, Career Development Program, intercultural training sessions, welcome week.

Living costs for Bonn

865 - 1281 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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