International Relations and Politics in the EU
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(2 Reviews)

International Relations and Politics in the EU

True to the tradition of applied learning, students in the International Relations and Politics in the EU programme also go outside the classroom to gain first-hand experience of Europe and the European institutions. During two 3-day weekend study trips, visits to important institutions deepen your understanding of the EU and its political and legal processes, whilst meandering through charming old town centres and immersing yourself in European culture and tradition.

1st Study Trip to Belgium, which includes for example, visits to the European Parliament and European Commission, historical city tours and other cultural highlights.

2nd Study Trip to the Hague and Amsterdam, which includes for example, visits to the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, a tour of the Dutch Parliament, the Anne Frank House, the Dutch Open Air Museum ‘Zaanse Schans’ and various world-class art museums.

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Online Application
Official Transcripts
Cover Letter
Letters of Recommendation
Price Details
Tuition fee € 2350*
Housing fee € 480* - € 690*
Based on January 2018 prices*

3-day weekend trip to Belgium
3-day weekend trip in the Netherlands
Extensive introduction programme
Integration into Dutch student life
On-site support throughout the programme
Library and IT services
Disability Management
24/7 Emergency assistance
Mobil phone rental

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 9
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 7
  • Safety 8.5
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A Perefectly Packed Program

A fantastic Short Course that was the perfect trip for summer!

The course itself was thorough and engaging, the study tours aligned perfectly with a balance of educational and recreational. I felt more engaged and willing to participate in-class here than back home at university and my knowledge taken away from the program reflects this. We were assessed by two in-class tests and a final paper on a topic of our own choosing which was well received by the whole class

How can this program be improved?

By making it longer

Yes, I recommend
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An Aussies month in Maastricht

Programme was wonderful and really interesting especially if you come from a country like Australia where you do not study the European legal system at all. The teacher Matt Heckman was absolutely amazing, he is very knowledgeable and kept it interesting by being absolutely hilarious. The excursions were definitely a highlight, getting to see a trial at the International Court of Justice was truly special.

Yes, I recommend

About CES Maastricht University

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