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:
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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.
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).
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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