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 online studies part (5 online EU modules).

The Summer School on EU Policy Making is normally a face-to-face course held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna, but will this year exceptionally be organised online, from Monday 5 to Friday 16 July 2021.

Moreover, as of 2021 we offer our students the possibility to replace the Summer School (July) part of the programme by its Winter School on EU Policy Making (February) equivalent.

Students have the possibility to study this Postgraduate Certificate programme in a one-year or two-year track. Below is the planning for both tracks.


Full time track (1 year)

Planning July


  • Jul: Summer School*

    Brussels & Vienna (2021: online)

  • Sep-Dec: Online Courses 1 & 2

    Home

  • Jan: Exam Session 1

    Home (online)

  • Feb-Apr: Online Courses 3, 4 & 5

    Home

  • May: Exam Session 2

    Home (online)

* Students can opt to replace Summer School by Winter School (February)

Planning September


  • Sep-Dec: Online Courses 1 & 2

    Home

  • Jan: Exam Session 1

    Home (online)

  • Feb-Apr: Online Courses 3, 4 & 5

    Home

  • May: Exam Session 2

    Home (online)

  • Jul: Summer School*

    Brussels & Vienna

Part time track (2 years)

  • 1st semester: European Union Institutions

    Home

  • Jan: Exam Session 1

    Home (online)

  • 2nd semester: European Union Decision Making and Law

    Home

  • May: Exam Session 2

    Home (online)

  • 3rd semester: History and Theories of European Integration

    Home

  • Jan: Exam Session 3

    Home (online)

  • 4th semester: choice of two of following: European Union Foreign Affairs - European Union Public Policy - EU Justice and Home Affairs - Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Europe

    Home

  • May: Exam Session 4

    Home (online)

  • 4th semester: Summer School*

    Brussels & Vienna

* Students taking the 2-year track can also take the Summer School in July prior to their 1st semester, or in July between their 2nd and 3rd semester. Students can also opt to replace the Summer School by the Winter School (February)