Postgraduate Certificate Structure

Planning your PostGrad.

There are two starting dates for the Postgraduate Certificate Programme every year:

  • July (application deadline 1 May): starting with the Summer School.
  • September (application deadline 1 September): starting with the 5 online EU modules.

The Summer School on EU Policy Making is a face-to-face course that takes place in July for two weeks, one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna. The next Summer School will take place from Monday 1 to Friday 12 July 2019.

Moreover, students have the possibility to study this programme on a full time (one year) or part time (two years) basis. Below is the planning for both the full time and part time tracks. Please note that we are open to setting up a personalised study track. For more information about this option please contact the Head of Programme Mr Silviu Piros (silviu.piros@vub.be).


Full time track (1 year)

Planning July


  • Jul: Summer School

    Brussels & Vienna

  • Sep-Dec: Online Courses 1 & 2

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  • Jan: Exam Session 1

    Brussels

  • Feb-Apr: Online Courses 3, 4 & 5

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  • May: Exam Session 2

    Brussels

Planning September


  • Sep-Dec: Online Courses 1 & 2

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  • Jan: Exam Session 1

    Brussels

  • Feb-Apr: Online Courses 3, 4 & 5

    Home

  • May: Exam Session 2

    Brussels

  • Jul: Summer School

    Brussels & Vienna

Part time track (2 years)

  • 1st semester: European Union Institutions

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  • Jan: Exam Session 1

    Brussels

  • 2nd semester: European Union Foreign Affairs

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  • May: Exam Session 2

    Brussels

  • 3rd semester: History and Theories of European Integration

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  • Jan: Exam Session 3

    Brussels

  • 4th semester: European Union Decision Making and Law

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  • 4th semester: European Union Public Policy

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  • May: Exam Session 4

    Brussels

  • 4th semester: Summer School

    Brussels & Vienna