European Studies

Welcome! Nice to see you. Today we show you our study programme. On this page you will find everything you need to know. If you have any questions, you can chat with our students and lecturers. Please note that some parts of the programme start at fixed times. So before you start, check if there is a presentation or lesson you don't want to miss. Have fun!

This online open day took place at 14 November.

On Saturday 14 November you could watch live presentations and live chat with students during the online open day. Now you can find videos and stories from students. Soon this page will be completed with parts of the presentations. Want to know more about the study programme? Go to the page of European Studies

Is this the right study programme for you?

Are you interested in how the European Union works, would you like to know more about the communication between several (governmental) organisations, and which political or cultural factors should be taken into account? Then European Studies could be the study programme for you.

Europe and the European Union are the linking elements in this study programme. Knowledge of European institutions, politics, law, and public affairs is essential. Next to this, you choose to study either French, German or Spanish. We will help you to develop excellent (intercultural) communication skills, which means you will also learn about different cultures, as well as international relations.

Are you in doubt or looking for something else? The following study programme might also be a great match:

This is it!

Let’s meet again 
An open day provides insight in the programme. Do you really want to know what it's like at Zuyd? Join an experience day. For one day, you will join a first-year student (online) during classes, group assignments and coffee breaks. Or you can follow an (online) programme which is designed specially for you. The next experience day for European Studies takes place on 19 January 2021. See you soon?

Join an experience day

Ask us everything
Ask our students which courses are the most fun. Whether they have made some friends and how they like Maastricht. We are here to help if you have any doubts, so you are able to make a good choice. You can chat with our students and ask them everything you would like to know.

Just ask

What's next?

Keep talking
You don't have to choose a study programme on your own. Talk about it. Do your parents think this programme suits you? What do your friends and your mentor think? Talking to others can help. It confirms that you are making the right choice or shows you other possibilities. Someone might know someone who is in this study programme or works in the business you are aspiring.

Would you rather talk to someone from Zuyd about your choice? Just mail our study choice advisor via

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