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European Law
& Governance School

BA in European Governance

Undergraduate Program

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Starts on

October 2024


3 years

Program Fees


Participant profile

This degree is ideal for students that:

  • seek positions in EU institutions and bodies
  • aim to be national public administrators that work on an EU and international level
  • aim to pursue a career in the areas of public policy, public affairs, civil society organizations, and related sectors
  • are interested in further studies and specialization in governance, public policy, politics, and international relations

The ELGS Undergraduate curriculum in Governance focuses on European governance studies, without ignoring the global dimension of governance, contributing thus to the creation of a new generation of highly skilled administrators and leaders.

Key benefits

Program Content

The BA in European Governance is a three-year taught degree program, earning a total of 180 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through:

Classic lectures

Interactive tutorials

Other teaching methodologies

All ELGS academic programs will be conducted in a HYBRID format both online and on-premise.

Program Modules

Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory modules and select from a list of optional modules, which include skills courses and an internship. The list of available courses is as follows. Elective modules are subsequent to adequate enrolment:


First year

Compulsory Modules
1. Intro to Politics
2. Skills Course: Research, Writing and Presentations
3. Introduction to Public Administration
4. Intro to Legal Systems and Legal Reasoning
5. EU Law I: Institutions, Governance and Basic Principles
6. Introduction to International Relations
7. Comparative Federalism
8. Western Political Thought


Second year

Compulsory Modules
1. Research Methods in Political Science: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
2. Comparative Public Policy
3. International Political Economy
4. Public Law, New Technologies and E-Democracy
5. The EU as an International Actor
6. European Economic Governance


Third year

Compulsory Modules
1. Governance, Interests and Policy Networks
2. Europeanization: Potential Limits to Integration
3. European Security in the 21st Century
4. Policy Implementation and Policy Compliance

1. Introduction to Economics
2. Intro to Decision-Making in Complex Organizations
3. Cyber-Security
4. General Principles of Public Law
5. Parties and Electoral Competition
6. Political Systems In Southern Europe
7. Rights Framework: EU; ECHR; National Constitutions
8. Politics and Security in the Mediterranean
9. EU Internal Market and Competition Law and Policy
10. Political Geography and Geopolitics
11. Constitutionalism and Comparative Constitutional Law
12. International Criminal Law
13. Terrorism and Political Violence
14. Behavioral Sciences in Law and Politics
15. The EU Migration Policy and the Refugee Crisis
16. Governing without Government: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
17. Governance and Sustainability: An Evolving Agenda
18. Using SPSS
19. Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU
20. Political Corruption
21. Eastern European Politics
22. The Role of the European Commission in European Integration
23. Intelligence and Decision-Making in Foreign Policy
24. The Eurozone: Crisis and Rescue Mechanisms
25. Comparative Politics and Government

*Electives Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment.

Please also note that any module from the curriculum of the BA in European Governance can be also offered as an elective option to the LLB in European Law/BA in European Law and Governance Studies and versa.

Academic Requirements

Are invited to apply:

Language requirements

All courses of the program will be taught in the English language, with the exception of specialized optional modules. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following:

  • TOEFL Internet based, 80
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C
  • Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board


Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process which consists of two-phases. Students must first submit their application and once they have done so, candidates considered for admissions will be invited to an interview.

To apply for a program, students must first review the application form and its requirements to ensure the collection of appropriate material. By the time they have gathered all documentation they should proceed with payment of the onetime application fee either at the relevant online portal or at via a bank transfer. Students should always add their surname, initial letter of their first name and Degree title in the deposit description. They can then proceed with their application which can only be conducted online and submit it along with the supporting documentation, listed below. All support documents must be in electronic format and uploaded to be sent with the application, except for the 2 reference letters, which should be emailed directly from Referees to LLB admissions at ba@elgs.eu. Students may be invited to be interviewed. 

At a glance, the application must include:


We are currently accepting applications for Session 2024/2025
and the process will remain open until June 1st.

Tuition fees

Scholarships available - Full and Partial up to 70% of tuition fees

Tuition for both EU and International students for the BA in European Governance is 9,900 € per academic year. Please be advised that there are other direct and indirect costs related to accommodation and living expenses which must be taken into consideration by students when applying.

There are Full and Partial Scholarships available for students from all over the world and especially from specific countries of the Balkan peninsula,  Central Asia, Caucasus and Black Sea, or Africa that take into consideration merit. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, the appropriate box should be selected on the application form and a 400-600 word personal statement must be submitted, outlining the ways in which you satisfy the criteria. For more information on Scholarships please visit the relevant page under Admissions tab.

Recognition of Degrees of the ELGS/EPLO

Art. 76 of Law 4310/2014 par. 8 (amending Art. 4 of Law 3328/2005), states that higher education degrees issued by International Organizations to which the Greek Republic is a party are equivalent to the degrees delivered by the Greek public higher education institutions.

The degree programs offered by the ELGS are acknowledged by the network of Universities that have signed agreements with the ELGS.