European Studies - Management of EU-Projects

Language of instruction: English

The Master’s programme brings forth experts in project management, project financing, consulting and lobbying within the framework of the European Union. This programme is right for you if you wish to take part in shaping the EU-network or if you wish to pursue a career in an institution connected with the European Union.


The international atmosphere paired with a strive for excellence to the benefit of the individual, the institution and societies is what makes working and studying with us such a unique and edifying experience.

Irena Zavrl
Programme director

Programme fact file

Degree programme

Master’s programme - 4 semesters,
International business studies for
project management in Europe

Academic degree

Master of Arts in Business - MA

Programme structure

Part-time study, Friday 8.30 - 21.00,
Saturday 8.30 - 19.00, approx. every
two weeks

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Available study places


Place of study 7000 Eisenstadt, Campus 1
Language of instruction English

Programme features

  • language of instruction: English
  • suitable for graduates of various disciplines
  • renowned and distinguished professionals. A brilliant mix of university professors and specialists working for EU-institutions
  • international student body
  • study visits to EU institutions and guest lectures
  • excellent career prospects

Application and admission process

Twenty-four candidates are accepted to the University of Applied Sciences course European Studies – Management of EU Projects  programme every year.

Registration deadline: May 31st
(After this date applicants can only apply for remaining spaces.)

Registrations for the University of Applied Sciences course European Studies – Management of European Projects programme received by the given deadline will be considered for the next academic year. Candidates may register using the registration form or online.

Personal Interview
A prerequisite for participation in the admission procedure is completion of all the registration requirements by the given deadline. Candidates will be informed in good time regarding the date of the interview. Initiates file downloadPlanned dates for 2019 (pdf)

The personal interview consists of three parts:

Part A of the admission procedure consists of a five minute Power-Point or flip chart presentation about the candidate’s previous education, professional experience, additional qualifications, reasons for applying for this course and any other issues the candidate considers to be important.

Part B consists of research and a five minute Power-Point presentation on a current topic about the European Union selected by the candidate.

Part C covers general knowledge about the European Union, concentrating on the topic chosen for the presentation.   (Opens external link in new window

If the candidate does not attend the interview without a good reason, the candidate will be excluded from the admission procedure.

Decision about the application
Candidates are evaluated, ranked and informed in writing about their application.

Candidates who are not offered a firm place are put on a waiting list and move up the list if other candidates decide to drop out. Late registrations will only be considered if there are spaces available.

Entry requirements

Completion of a post-secondary level programme of at least three years at an accredited domestic or foreign educational institution is required.
For more information, see

Initiates file downloaddetails (pdf)

Career Opportunities

Those possessing a Master’s degree in European Studies are generalists who are prepared to take on leading positions in a variety of professional settings.

Project Management
Design, planning, submission of EU-project proposals, planning and managing of projects: project budgeting, project documentation, evaluation, validation and dissemination

Project Financing
Finance structure design and grant processing

Consultancy for planning and submitting EU-projects

Networking and Lobbying
on regional, national and EU-level