Tailor-made for an EU career

The Master´s Programme is designed for participants from a wide variety of educational, professional, and national backgrounds and gives you a broad vision of the European Union. It brings forth experts in EU policies and management of EU projects, combining theory, research and practice. The comprehensive and modularised curriculum is tailor-made for those who see their professional future in the EU context. It provides our graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue an EU career.

This is the right programme if you are interested in EU politics and/or you would like to manage EU projects. Maybe you already work in an international environment, or this should be the next step in your career. The European Union with its many facets interests you and you want to dedicate yourself more intensively to tasks arising from the EU context in the future? English as a language of instruction is an additional asset for you? Then you are the type of candidate we are looking for in the Master’s degree programme European Studies - Management of EU Projects. The programme conveys a generalist understanding of the EU, and additionally, gives you the opportunity to specialise in either EU Policies or EU Project Management.

The study programme is part-time, and we readily admit that we demand a lot from our students. As a university of applied sciences with over 70% of its students working part-time, we are familiar with the specific needs of persons who study alongside their jobs. We react to this by announcing any attendance dates well in advance. Apart from that, we try to keep attendance at a minimum. Around 40% of your studies will be held online with additional teaching input, guest lectures, group meetings or case studies in virtual classrooms. Some of the modules are designed as asynchronous online teaching units, which means you can determine your own hours. However, you should reserve your evenings for synchronous online classes during the semester. In general, the study programme is structured in a way that allows you to meet attendance requirements without having to take weeks off. Nevertheless, you should give this study project the place it deserves in your life.

Is this Master's programme the right one for you? Then we are looking forward to your application!

„The EU needs highly qualified experts and EU Project Managers who want to play an active role in shaping the European Union. Our graduates are well equipped to master the diverse challenges of the future EU."

Gerda Füricht-Fiegl, Programme director

Programme Fact File

Degree Programme

Master’s programme - 4 semesters

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

Face2Face Fixtures WS 2023/24
Face2Face Fixtures SS 2024

Available Study Places


Place of Study

7000 Eisenstadt, Campus 1, Austria

Language of Instruction




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Online Information

  • Mon, 4 December 2023 / 6 to 7 p.m. - NEW
  • Tue, 12 Dezember 2023 / 6 to 7 p.m. - CANCELLED
  • Wed, 20 December 2023 / 6 to 7 p.m. - NEW
  • Tue, 9 January 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tue, 13 February 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tue, 27 February 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tue, 12 March 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tue, 26 March 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tue, 16 April 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tue, 30 April 2024 / 6 to 7 p.m.


Entry requirements

The master’s programme “European Studies – Management of EU Projects” at the University of Applied Sciences is open to anyone who has completed a course of at least three years at a recognised tertiary institute of higher education in Austria or abroad (at least 180 ECTS).

Requirements of the completed course:

  • The following study programmes are particularly suitable: economics, social studies, law, humanities and political science.
  • An academic paper of at least 9 ECTS credit points.




Twenty-eight candidates are accepted on the University of Applied Sciences study programme European Studies – Management of EU Projects every year.

Registration deadline: 31 May

You want to know as soon as possible if you will get accepted at our university? Then apply no later than 31 March! We assign the first study slots as early as the first weeks of April.

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

For applicants with certificates from third countries (i.e. all countries except the member states of the EEA/EU and Switzerland) without EU visa facilitation agreements the application deadline for the study programme starting in September ends on 15 March of the same year. This should give you sufficient time to apply for the required residence permit and/or visa and to obtain any missing documents and certifications.

Personal Interview

A prerequisite for participation in the admission procedure is completion of all the registration requirements by the given deadline. A pre-selection takes place based on the documents provided. Candidates will be informed in good time about the date of the interview. Dates for interviews 2024 (pdf)

The personal interview consists of three parts:

Part A of the admission procedure consists of a five-minute Power-Point presentation about the candidate’s previous education, professional experience, additional qualifications, reasons for applying for the study programme 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. Moreover we want to get to know you, your skills, competences and your reasons for applying for the study programme. 

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

Decision on admission

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 places available.


After acceptance of the place offered at the Master´s Programme European Studies – Management of EU projects, a deposit of EUR 350,00 is requested by the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland to guarantee the place on the course. This deposit is refunded to registered students after the end of the first semester. If a candidate does not fulfil the admission requirements (e.g. he/she does not pass the final bachelor examination) the deposit will be returned. In all other cases the deposit is forfeit.


For applicants with certificates from third countries (i.e. all countries except the member states of the EEA/EU and Switzerland) the application period for the study programme starts in September and ends on 15 March of the following year. This should give you sufficient time to apply for the required residence permit and/or visa and to obtain any missing documents and certifications.



A special feature of the study programme is its interdisciplinary and international orientation, which opens doors to a wide variety of professional opportunities in an EU context. On the one hand, you will be immersed in political science and legal perspectives of the EU. On the other hand, you will build your skills in EU project management as well as in intercultural management and communication. Depending on your plans for the future, you can specialise in either EU Politics or EU Project Management in the third semester.

Study trips to the EU institutions in Brussels as well as to another EU member state or to a candidate country from Central and Eastern Europe will make the European Union "tangible" for you.

The study programme offers a successful combination of theoretical content and expertise. In the course of the programme you have the opportunity to get certified in International Project Management (Certified Junior Project Manager according to IPMA Level D).

What also makes this Master's programme special is the expert teaching staff: a mixture of practitioners and university professors, most of them with an international background. Some of the lecturers work in EU institutions in Brussels, others work in top positions in the administration or government, such as minister's offices or in regional governments. Partners of well-known law firms, as well as top-notch project managers, university professors of economics, political science and communication are all among the lecturers and provide the theoretical background. Apart from that, we bring current EU topics into the study programme by inviting guest lecturers.

Career Opportunities

Holders of a Master’s degree in European Studies are prepared to take on leading positions in EU institutions and in a variety of other professional settings.

EU Project Management
Management of EU projects throughout the entire cycle: from design, planning and submission of funding proposals to managing, evaluation and dissemination of EU projects on a national and EU level

EU Institutions
Career in the EU institutions (esp. European Commission, European Parliament, Council)

Public Management
At the interface between politics, law, and administration with focus on EU matters

Project Financing
Finance structure design and grant processing

From political consultancy to consultancy for planning and submitting EU projects

EU Public Affairs
In companies, NGOs or agencies


Any remaining questions?

We will be happy to advise you and help you choose the right study programme. Make the right decision well informed.

Lena Tauchner | Consultation

Infoline: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

+43 5 7705-3500