European Studies

European Studies

Course dates:
4 January, 2020 to 24 January, 2020
1,100 €
Economics, Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Saturday, 7 December, 2019
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

General information

The course will introduce the basics of the European Union and describe and explain the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity. This will cover an overview of European Union history, its evolution in economic and political terms as well as of its institutional structure up to today.

The focus of the course will be internally on the state of EU integration and the need for reform, as well as externally on the international role of the EU in general in the relations between the EU and the USA, Russia and the Ukraine in particular. Turkey as a candidate for EU membership will be discussed regarding the question where Europe ends, but also to analyze issues of identity, energy security and in general costs and benefits of EU membership.

The morning sessions consist of lectures, literature-based discussions and oral presentations from working groups. After lunch the course will visit various institutions in Germany`s political center. Students will have the chance to discuss the topics from the morning sessions with international experts from political institutions, embassies and think tanks.


FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • Single room in a shared apartment at the student dorms
  • Youth Hostel JuLi
  • Homestay Berlin host family

For more details on the different accommodation options, please click here.


The easiest way to register for FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

Registration deadline is December 7, 2019.

A comprehensive overview on fees and registration can be found here.

ECTS accreditation


Contact information


Phone: +49 30 838 73 472