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European Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Study contemporary Europe in all of its historical and cultural diversity. This three-year Bachelor's programme in European Studies from University of Amsterdam provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage Europe’s complex present and future. 
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Overview

Europe is a continent with a long and turbulent history of cultural, political and economic exchange. The Bachelor’s in European Studies provides you with an overview of the politics, economics and law of the European Union (EU), while also introducing you to Europe’s history, literature and culture.

Taught in English, the Bachelor's programme in European Studies from University of Amsterdam offers a broad perspective crucial to making sense of the challenges facing Europe today. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to address contemporary European issues such as the Eurozone crisis, the challenges of multicultural societies, and the role of the EU in, for instance, its relations with post-socialist states. 

Is European Studies right for you?

  • You are interested in the history, culture, politics, economics and law of contemporary Europe.
  • You would like to pursue a career at a European institution, your national government, an international or non-governmental organisation or in international business.
  • You want to learn and be able to communicate in a new European language.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 20th Century Russian and Soviet History
  • The Trials of Communism: Justice and Ideology in Central-Eastern
  • Europe
  • Regional Studies: The Case of Eastern Europe
  • Restricted-choice electives: Language Proficiency 
  • Restricted-choice electives: East European Studies
  • Philosophy ofthe Humanities : European Studies
  • European Studies Workshop : European Studies @ Work

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Studying with a foreign diploma at the University of Amsterdam means that a student's preparatory education must be equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other European countries, which is usually one or two years higher than in most countries outside of Europe.
  • A student's diploma or certificate from prior education will be compared with the list of country qualifications that has been drawn up by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Nuffic).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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