European Law
& Governance School

BA in European Governance

Undergraduate Program

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Starts on

October 2021


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 online, as long as the unexpected conditions imposed by the pandemic of COVID-19 exist.

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

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 Students may be invited to be interviewed. 

At a glance, the application must include:

We are currently accepting applications for Session 2021/2022.
Classes start on October, 2021.

Tuition fee

Scholarships available - Up to 50% 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 attendance, in addition to tuition fees, such as books, supplies, accommodation and living expenses which must be taken into consideration by students when applying.

Scholarships are available for a select number of students and 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.