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European Studies

Registration - EU applicants

Registration - non-EU applicants

Career opportunities

Studying the phenomenon of European integration with the strong focus on legal aspects of the process of “creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe” our graduates obtain qualifications of Specialist for European Affairs. The graduates are fluent in areas that are a key part of European legal regulations. They become specialists in the scope of European problems and acquire professional skills that are demanded on the European labour market and can:

  • work as specialists in European Union institutions and organizations across a number of sectors, e.g. the European Parliament
  • find employment at all levels of the civil service and self-government
  • make career at the field of education, media, law, publishing, business and finance.

European Studies graduates:

  • can progress to MA programmes (e.g. MA in European Union Law)
  • apply to postgraduate courses (e.g ‘European Migrations’, ‘Law and Migration Policy’, ‘Central and East European Development’)


Work placements

Students undertake compulsory 180 hours of work experience. The strong cooperation with both national and international institutions leads to many opportunities for European Studies students to get placement or internship at organizations across the public and private sectors, e.g. the European Parliament, the European Commission Representation Office in Warsaw, Representation of European Commission in Warsaw, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, unites of the central and local government, the EU Funds departments, the Rule of Law Institute Foundation and other non-governmental organizations. Students also can participate in the Erasmus Exchange Program taking advantage of various study abroad opportunities.

Graduate employability and market transition is supported by social activity projects: participating in Student Research Group Euro-KUL, writing a blog Europens, participating in the EU-funded projects realised at the University.
KUL’s Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Skills acquired by European Studies graduates

  • applying for EU funds and managing EU funded projects
  • European Studies students can complete optional courses and receive certificates of professional qualifications from the European Union Diplomatic Academy, the European Union Competition Law Academy, the Academy of European Union Funds.

  • our graduates possess good mediation and negotiation skills, they know the art of public speaking, they acquire effective presentation skills

  • graduates can effectively communicate in two foreign languages within the field of law and business.Program puts a heavy emphasis on language learning, encouraging both written and spoken fluency. Apart from obligatory English, students will also learn a second European language. In addition many of classes offered at the Faculty and University are taught in languages other than Polish.

  • graduates can effectively make use of EU databases (EUR-Lex) and the data from Eurostat.

  • good understanding of political ideas, functioning EU institutions and political systems that make up modern Europe
  • deep knowledge of European history and culture and the ability to understand and analyze the social, political and economic processes that occur in the European Union.

  • our graduates know how to apply for EU funds and how to manage EU-funded projects. They understand the general, legal and formal requirements for self-employment.


Education requirements

Secondary School Diploma and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.