• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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European Studies is a full-time study. This means you are expected to spend at least 40 hours a week (on average) studying, not only in class but also during group work, individual assignments and studying. You will learn about:

  • Strategic communication in the public (governments) and private (companies) domain.
  • The EU and the impact it had on national and local governments and companies.
  • The foundations of Europe, by studying how major events in history, politics and cultures have shaped the European continent.
  • Languages! The programme is fully taught in English. Additionally you choose one foreign language (out of German, French, Spanish).


Can you see yourself working as a policy advisor for the European Union? Or are you more interested in working in the public relations and communication department? Even if you don’t know what you want to ‘be’ upon successful completion of the European Studies programme, the possibilities are almost endless. A few challenges European Studies graduates work on:

  • Work in or with the European Parliament
  • Initiate and maintain contacts for European collaboration
  • Maintain social media for (governmental) institutions
  • Work at an NGO/IGO

These are some examples of job opportunities for graduates in our programme:

  • Public affairs manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Communication advisor
  • Public relations manager
  • Staff member at the European Parliament/House of Representatives/Ministry/Embassy
  • Spokesperson



Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Marketing
  • History

Team work

Team work is very important. In every year, students work in teams on real-life European projects. Students develop their team-working, practical, organisational and communication skills in these international projects.


Your lecturers have many different nationalities. They know their students because you work in small groups. Since European Studies isn’t such a massive place, it has a personal touch.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Generally speaking, a secondary school diploma will give access to our study programme, e.g.:

  • Abitur
  • Fachhochschulreife
  • International Baccalaureate diploma

Candidates will have to prove that they have a good command of the English language.

  • EU/EEA students with a foreign diploma can be admitted if they passed English as an examination subject.
  • Non-EU/EEA students are required to take an IELTS or TOEFL test (score at least 6).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Zuyd Excellence Scholarships

Are you an excellent international non-EU student? Then you should apply for a Zuyd Excellence Scholarship. This offers you a net discount on the tuition fee of € 3,600 per year. The scholarships are meant for the English taught and government-funded study programmes.

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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