European Studies

Bachelor of Science in European Studies, 180 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme includes both theoretical and practical knowledge and insight into European conditions with thorough knowledge in relation to regions and the significance of these in Europe. At the same time, the programme allows you to acquire fundamental skills and knowledge of qualitative scientific methods, regions and borders in history, regional and border regional development and sociological and communicational aspects in regions and border regions.

Career Opportunities  

Job opportunities for graduates in European Studies can be found within a widespread labour market which is in strong growth. We expect that there will be possibilities of employment in areas such as: Public administration, Co-operation organisations between business organisations and public authorities regionally, nationally, and internationally, Educational institutions, Private actors and companies, including consultancy companies and NGO's.

About the programme

The European Studies programme, which focuses on regional development, provides opportunities to analyse and understand developments in Europe. Consequently, students are equipped with tools that enable them to participate in the process of shaping Europe by working on development projects.  


The bachelor programme builds upon basic subjects within the humanities, the social sciences and business administration, supplemented with basic knowledge in regional development and intercultural communication.

The programme provides the students with theoretical understanding, factual knowledge and analytical abilities within four main areas: Regional structure and economy, Understanding of business and entrepreneurship, Communication and culture, Politics, law and institutions. The distinctive character of the programme is reflected in the choice of subjects given to students and the range of insights provided into European issues and regional problems, as well as into topics of business economics.

Students are able to follow a “business path” or an “institutional path” within the programme. During the third year students have the opportunity to study in a different setting, either by spending a term at a foreign university or completing an internship. 


The program requires the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or the equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore you have to meet the following entry requirements:
-Mathematics - Danish B-level
-History, History of Ideas, Contemporary History
or Social Studies - Danish B-level

Read more about the requirements of the BSc in European Studies 

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.   

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01


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