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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The highly acclaimed Master program of  European Studies - Governance and Regulation offered by The University of Bonn  is an important turning point for your future. Studying at ZEI offers you the chance to understand the EU and the critical interplay between governance and regulation.


The curriculum is composed of module-based classes starting in October and running until the end of June. During the nine month period of full-time studies, students gain a deep insight into the political, economic and legal aspects of the EU. During the months of June - August students complete the master thesis.

Career Development Program

University of Bonn's programme of Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation offers a Career Development Program (CDP). Professional training sessions prepare students for the application process and job interviews. During the course of study, students learn to work in multi-national teams, to be tolerant and cooperative, and to show strong intercultural understanding. These skills are essential for a professional international career. After successful participation, ZEI Fellows (our students) receive a certificate recognising their newly trained skills.


The program has been re-accredited in 2015 with the highest scores (very international, outstanding faculty, professional social and management skills training).

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Following the first admission rounds they are now accepting rolling applications to fill any remaining places. Please get in touch if you would like to apply.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of motivation
  • Copy of graduate certificate and academic transcript
  • 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 

Work Experience

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6504 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6504 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Bonn

  • 865 - 1290 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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