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Is European Studies right for you?

  1. Curiosity about how historical processes, ideas and ideologies have shaped contemporary Europe drives you 

  2. A dynamic and international environment is where you feel at ease. 

  3. You have the desire to bring change to the world. 

  4. You wish to critically think about how Europe is shaped by its place in the world and vice versa. 

  5. Learning a foreign language is amongst your ambitions. 

Why study European Studies at the UvA

International classroom

Located in the city centre of Amsterdam, you will study in a true European cultural hub and become part of a creative and diverse community, with up to 300 first year students.

Europe from a broad perspective

In which of our six majors would you like to specialise: European Culture, European History, East European Studies, European Law, European Economics, or European Politics?

Master the art of critical thinking

Learn to understand the challenges Europe is facing today. Integrate the politics, law and economics of the EU with historical, cultural and literary perspectives.

Learn a new language

Unique to European Studies at the UvA is that you can choose from 15+ languages to expand your language skills. Arabic, Italian or Turkish, for example.
Copyright: Wouter Zweers
I have gained substantive knowledge during both my Bachelor's and Master's that still comes in handy, for example about the functioning of the EU and the history of European integration. Wouter Zweers, alumnus Read the interview
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Degree certificate

European Studies is an accredited degree programme. After completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA European Studies
Regular study programme
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter