Bachelor of ​​​European Studies

KU Leuven
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Bachelor of European Studies

Study European societies, values and institutions in a truly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary joint program, offered in the framework of the unique university alliance of Una Europa.

In this unique joint program, organised by eight research-intensive universities within the Una Europa alliance, you study the fundamental aspects and values of the European Union as well as European states and societies.

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, you reflect on the role of Europe in the world and master research skills to analyse key issues related to Europe. Through our extensive mobility program, you will not only learn about Europe, but also experience, live and grow in an international setting.

Admission requirements

The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students. In general the program will assess students on the following criteria:

  • Degree: everyone with a degree of secondary education that gives access to a Bachelor's program can enrol for the program.
  • Language: students who are not native English speakers are required to provide an evidence of proficiency in the English language.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit the university website for more information

Program delivery

The courses are taught in English.


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Credits: 180 ECTS

Continuing studies

The Bachelor of European Studies grants access to multiple master's programs in Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Arts, Economics, Law and Philosophy, depending on which university you will enroll in.

Career paths

As a bachelor of European Studies, you will have a deep understanding of the complexities of Europe and European organisations, which have become increasingly important in the context of ever-deeper European integration and globalisation. In addition, students will develop a full suite of transversal skills acquired through intra-European mobility, language skills and group work carried out in a multicultural context.

You will therefore be ideally placed to take on key positions in a wide variety of leading international companies and organisations. In addition to Europe-focused organisations, European studies graduates are attractive candidates for national and subnational public services, transnational consultancy and lobby groups, national economic sectors, cultural sectors and news organisations.

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KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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Why study at KU Leuven

A Highly Ranked University

According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

A Comprehensive University

As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

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KU Leuven

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3000 Leuven

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