Short Course On Campus

European Studies

Freie Universität Berlin

1 months
1100 EUR/full
1100 EUR/full
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The European Studies course from Freie Universität Berlin will introduce the basics of the European Union and describe and explain the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity.


This will cover an overview of European Union history, its evolution in economic and political terms as well as of its institutional structure up to today.

The focus of the European Studies course from Freie Universität Berlin will be the state of EU integration after the pandemic both internally and externally. We will analyze economic and social developments, positive and negative examples of solidarity, Brexit, migration, forms of populism and how public opinion sees the costs and benefits of European integration. The external perspective will address how the EU responds to global challenges such as climate change, relations with the USA after elections, the rise of China, security threats and what they mean for the future international role of the EU.


    The morning sessions consist of lectures, literature-based discussions and oral presentations from working groups.    After lunch the course will visit various institutions in Germany`s political center.    Students will have the chance to discuss the topics from the morning sessions with international experts from political institutions, embassies and think tanks.

Programme Structure


  • History of European Integration
  • Excursion to the German Museum of History
  • Institutions and Decision-Making / Germany in the EU
  • Excursion to a German Federal Ministry
  •  The impact of the pandemic and Europe’s response
  • Excursion to a financial institution
  • The EU as an international actor
  • Excursion to a think tank
  • Identity, Euroscepticism and Populism
  • Excursion to the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Brexit and further enlargement: Relations with UK and candidate countries
  • Excursion to a Lobbying Agency
  • Immigration and Asylum Policy / Demographic Trends
  • Excursion to an Embassy
  • The Future of Europe

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is designed for students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in Europe. There are no special prerequisites for the course.

  • The language of instruction is English. Language proficiency on an advanced Intermediate level (Mittelstufe II) is a prerequisite for participation. For orientation purposes, you can assess your language skills here (Common European Framework of Reference for

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1100 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 EUR for the full programme during 1 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1100 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 EUR for the full programme during 1 months.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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