Europe: The bigger picture
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 European Studies programme of the 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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- National Thought in Europe
- Turning Points in Modern European History
- The Other Europe
- European Integration
- European Literary Histoy
- Economic and Legal Integration of Europe
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations European Studies Political Science View 9 other Bachelors in European Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students applying to one of our Bachelor’s programmes should hold a Dutch VWO diploma, a HBO propedeuse or a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of these diplomas. If you have foreign credentials, mathematics and English should be included in your final examination or attended until the last year of your secondary education.
- The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other Western European countries, but it is generally higher than in most countries outside Western Europe.
- If you are a non-native English speaker, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency in order to be eligible for our English-taught Bachelor’s programmes.
International9450 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9450 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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