Welcome to the Master's Programme in European Studies
You are interested in European Studies? This section provides you with information about the background, the academic programme and the application procedure of our Master's programme. In addition, it includes information about Heinrich Heine University and the city of Düsseldorf.
Background: Studying Europe for building peace in the Middle East
European Studies is an international Master's programme offered by Heinrich Heine University. The programme’s aim is to educate students on how the European Union works and how the EU managed to build a “working peace” in Europe after centuries of war.
As a special feature, the programme seeks to link Europe and the Middle East. There are two main reasons for this:
- The Middle East needs more experts on European affairs because the EU is significantly intensifying its ties with the region in the course of the European Neighbourhood Policy.
- Studying and experiencing Europe’s "working peace" could contribute to the peace process in the Middle East.
The one-year Master's programme is open to all students meeting the entry requirements
(see Application and admission), but has been especially designed for BA graduates from the Middle East who do a preparatory year in European Studies at their respective home universities. So far, our students did not only come from the Middle East, but also from Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Serbia and Spain.
Experience the spirit of European integration at first hand
Before you decide to apply, please carefully read the special requirements for admission to this programme!
This website offers you information about:
- the study programme
- application and admissions
- programme structure
- professors and lecturers
- how to study in Düsseldorf.
If you have any questions, just contact us.
Please send any question regarding application to Dr. Guido Quetsch, Executive Manager of the European Studies programme: .