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BA European Studies

Catalog id : 56051
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

9250 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
SAT (avg)580

World University Ranking

About this course

European Studies is the ideal degree if one looking for a BA programme that offers a broad introduction to the history, culture, politics, economics and law of contemporary Europe. It is the programme of choice if one is interested in pursuing a career within one of the European institutions, European national governments or at international organisations, non-governmental bodies, the cultural sector or in international business. Prospective students should possess a qualified pre-university diploma, preferably including some background in history, literature, languages, geography and other social sciences, and need to demonstrate a good command of the English language. 

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Eligibility Criteria

The following factors are taken into consideration while admitting applicants into this programme.

  • Prior education
  • English language proficiency
  • Motivation letter

Further details can be found at: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/bachelor-s/bachelor-s-programmes/bachelor-s-programmes/bachelor-s-programmes/content/folder/european-studies/application-and-admission/international-prior-education/1.-check-the-entry-requirements/check-the-entry-requirements.html

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Course Modules

First semester 

  • National Thought in Europe
  • Turning points in modern European history
  • European literary history
  • The other Europe
  • Workshop academic writing 

Second semester

  • European integration 
  • European economic and legal integration 
  • Language Acquisition: Modern European language 1a
  • Language Acquisition: Modern European language 1b
  • Workshop with Brussels visit

The second and third-year courses build on the first year courses. The second year is mostly devoted to courses for the student's major or specialisation. Students can choose from the following majors: 

  • European Literature and Culture
  • European History
  • East European Studies 
  • European Law
  • European Economics


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How to Apply

Application Steps

  • Check the entry requirements
  • Register in Studielink (Please select "European Studies" or "Europese studies" in Studielink)
  • Complete your application
  • Pay the tuition fee once accepted

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