In addition to the Law programme, students also take part in the European General Studies Programme.
A specialised programme, European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA), is offered to a limited number of students of the Legal Studies and Economics Departments.
The College organises an intensive Introductory Course for those students whose prior background in European law might not be sufficient to follow this highly specialised programme.
The core curriculum is composed of six compulsory courses. In the first term, all students attend the compulsory course on the 'Internal Market and the EU Citizenship Law' and choose between the compulsory course on 'Institutions de l'UE' and 'Droit constitutionnel de l'UE' depending on their prior studies. In the second term, the choice of compulsory course is between 'The External Relations of the EU' and 'Droit de la concurrence, secteur public'.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Take IELTS test
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
In addition to the general admission requirements of the College of Europe, students admitted to the Department of European Legal Studies in Bruges must hold a university degree in Law. Admission to the College of Europe requires either a Bologna Master's degree, or a pre-Bologna equivalent degree, or a final university degree and at least 240 ECTS credits acquired in the course of one's university studies. Equivalence will be determined on the basis of objective criteria.
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Please note that the College of Europe does, in principle, not grant scholarships. However, the number of scholarships in the CEECs being quite limited, except for Polish and Slovenian applicants, the College of Europe has decided to finance a certain number of (partial) scholarships itself. We encourage students from these potential countries to submit their application.
The College of Europe offers scholarships to university graduates from the European Neighbourhood Policy countries wishing to study at the College of Europe and to university graduates in history wishing to follow the postgraduate programme in European interdisciplinary studies at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus.
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