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.
Why study European law at the College of Europe?
The mission of the College of Europes Careers Office is to provide our students and graduates with the necessary tools in their preparation of a successful professional career.
The Careers Office offers students a wide range of resources focused on the European job market. Combining the different requirements of this market with the Colleges experience, spanning more than fifty years, the Careers Office meets the markets needs.
Careers Office activities
Tuition fees: Tuition, registration, examinations; Study trips (not always fully covered)
The programme is composed of:
Each student will have to present a Masters Thesis relating to one of the seminars chosen. This paper should be between 12,000 to 15,000 words (about 40 pages) and must be written, in principle, in the language in which the seminar is given.
All applicants to the College of Europe must hold a relevant university degree. 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. Holders of a three-year Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) are also eligible provided they demonstrate strong qualification in relation to the academic programme for which they apply.
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.
The two working languages of the College are English and French.
Students entering the European Legal Studies Programme should have a minimum level of Council of Europe scale B2 for both French and English.
All applicants should evaluate their language skills in the online application and supply internationally recognised certificates. Students without such certificates will have to sit College tests.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The College of Europe is an independent university institute of postgraduate European studies, with two campuses, one in Bruges, Belgium, and since 1992 one in Natolin, Poland.