Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

European Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    7445 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


The European Studies programme is offered by the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.

In the first year you are offered a programme with introductory courses that are linked to Europe, such as communication, culture, law, politics, marketing and foreign languages. whereas in year 2 you go more into depth on these topics. Year 3 starts with studying a semester abroad. During the second half of the third year students work in group on a large consultancy assignment that simulates the professional environment. You finalise your studies by putting your knowledge into practice in an international internship.

European Studies belongs to the Faculty of International Business and Communication, together with three other study programmes: the International Business School, Oriental Languages and Communication and the School of Translation and Interpreting.

Life after European Studies

Can you see yourself working as a policy advisor for the European Union? Or are you more interested in Marketing and Communication? After you have successfully completed the European Studies programme, the possibilities are almost endless. As a result of the practice-based and diverse programme, our graduates are trained to be flexible and can be employed widely. In this rapidly changing international world, a profound knowledge of foreign languages and management skills is more than welcome.

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

  • International Networker
  • Lobbyist
  • Communication advisor
  • International Project Manager
  • Staff member at the European Parliament/House of Representatives/Ministry/Embassy
  • Marketing and Communication Officer
  • Spokesperson, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Europe’s Current Affairs 
  • Introduction to Law 
  • Foundations of Europe 
  • Introduction to Marketing 
  • Introduction to Economics 
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Lobbying and Public Affairs in the EU
  • Human Rights
  • UK Contemporary Culture and Spanish

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

Academic Requirements

Generally speaking a secondary school diploma (e.g. vwo, havo, Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or International Baccalaureate diploma) will give access to our study programme. 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 when they passed English as an examination subject. Non-EU/EEA students are required to take an IELTS or TOEFL test (IELTS score needs to be at least 6, a computer-based TOEFL score at least 213).

Technological Requirements

You will have to prove that you have advanced knowledge of the first language you choose (German/French/Spanish, at least at B1 level. If your second language is German or French, it should be at least at A2 level (CEFR). For Spanish or Dutch as a second language there are no prerequisites.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7445 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7445 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Heerlen

780 - 1,160 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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