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Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation

With over 20 years of experience the Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation offers international young professionals the knowledge and skills to understand the theoretical and practical workings of the European Union. The full time one-year master is taught in English by an international faculty of renowned academics and EU practitioners. 

Master of European Studies students in a group
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Program and Curriculum

The specialized curriculum includes 360 hours of basic and specialized modules. The modules are interdisciplinary; examining legal, economic and political science aspects of European integration. 

The program has been successfully re-acredited four times and the current German Accreditation Council accreditation runs from 2020-2028. 

Admission

Find out about our admission requirements, the application process and the required documents. 

Tuition Fee

The program charges a tuition fee. Find information about what this includes and scholarship options.

Faculty

Our international and renowned faculty is comprised of leading academics and practitioners working in EU affairs.

Students

Meet our current students. A diverse group of young professionals from all over the world.

Career Development

Career development training provides students with the opportunity to gain practical skills for their future careers.

Excursions

See the EU in action. The program includes excursions to Brussels, Luxembourg and the German capital Berlin. 

Life in Bonn

An international and student friendly city. Here you will find further information about accommodation options. 

Excellence University

The University of Bonn is a German Excellence University and ranks in the top 100 universities internationally.  

Study Europe in Bonn

Let ZEI open the door to your professional future. The University of Bonn is the top ranked German University for graduates who go on to high level careers in the European Institutions. Here you can find out about the program, what you can expect from your year in Bonn and hear about the experiences of our Alumni. 

Study Europe in Bonn

Testimonials

Hear from Alumni about their experience and how the Master of European Studies helped to prepare them for their future careers and successes. 

Careers and Alumni

Our ZEI Alumni Network is a world-wide network which connects our current, past and future students. Find out which career paths our students have taken and where. 

Hall of Fame

The first group of students began their studies in 1998. Since then we have welcomed students from all over the world to join the ZEI Hall of Fame. 

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Intimate class size

535

Successful graduates

83

Countries represented by our Alumni

Why the  ZEI Master of European Studies?

01.

International atmosphere

The small class has students from all over Europe and the world. 70% of our students come from outside of Germany. The international atmosphere leads to engaging discussion and intercultural exchange.

02.

One-year program

The one-year full time program begins in October each year with classes until June. This is followed by a three month period to complete the Master thesis. Taught in English, students are not required to have German language skills. 

03.

Practical training

Along with academic theoretical perspectives, the master program focuses on practical skills and insights. This is conveyed through the career development program and through practitioners teaching the modules. 

04.

EU wide faculty

Our faculty of renowned academics and EU practitioners travel to Bonn from all over Europe. They teach their modules in intensive block seminars. Students benefit from a broad range of European perspectives and frames of reference. 

05.

Excursions

Experience European decision making in real life through our excursions. Excursions to Brussels, Luxembourg and Berlin also offer a chance to network with ZEI Alumni and visit a range of institutions and organizations. 

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Bonn, Germany's United Nations City

Bonn is a small modern international city; host to over 24 UN agencies and many international organizations. As the former capital, it is also home to many German federal ministries and agencies. 

Contact

Liska Wittenberg

Managing Director

Contact

+49 228 / 73-4929

wittenberg@uni-bonn.de

Address

2nd Floor, Room 2.004

Genscheralle 3
53113 Bonn

Ralf Meyer

Program Coordinator

Contact

+49 228 / 73-1886

r.meyer@uni-bonn.de

Address

2nd Floor, Room 2.053

Genscheralle 3
53113 Bonn

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