Take a tour
The campus in Bruges (Belgium) is located in the historic centre of what is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a former ‘European Capital of Culture’.
Bruges is a beautiful medieval city situated in the Flanders region, in the North of Belgium. Tourists from around the world marvel at the unique UNESCO World Heritage city and former European Capital of Culture. The College of Europe campus has two sites, Dijver and Verversdijk, while the seven student residences (Biskajer, Garenmarkt, Gouden Hand, Oliebaan, Oude Zak, Sint-Joris and Karel Verleye) are spread throughout the historic core of the city. Bruges, the capital of the province of West Flanders, is within easy reach of Brussels, the capital of Europe, and is easily accessible from many major cities.
About the Campus
Study and experience Europe
The College of Europe is characterised by its academic independence, its bilingualism, the diversity of its teaching staff and its multicultural environment, which together create a genuine European ‘microcosm’.
- Master of Science in European Economic Studies
- Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies
- Master of European Law (LLM)
- Master of Arts in European Political and Governance Studies
- Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)
Master of Science in European Economic Studies
The European Economic Studies Programme in Bruges provides an in-depth specialisation in the economics of the European Union and offers a comprehensive coverage of European economic integration (process, policies, market functioning and regulation) while putting the emphasis on digital economics, finance and climate change.
Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies
The advanced MA programme EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, taught in Bruges, focuses on the European Union as a global actor as well as on professional skills relevant for international affairs and diplomacy. This specialised and demanding programme, which attracts a diverse and dynamic student body, equips graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the EU’s external action.
Master of European Law (LLM)
The European Legal Studies programme in Bruges, provides students with an in-depth education in EU law. The bilingual programme establishes a balance between the substantive and the constitutional aspects of EU law, and emphasizes both its increasing complexity and the context in which it is evolving.
Master of Arts in European Political and Governance Studies
The European Political and Governance Studies Programme combines academic excellence with professional development. It brings together students from diverse academic backgrounds to be taught by top-level experts from across Europe on an extensive range of topics, with an unparalleled access to theoretical and practical insights.
Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)
The two-year Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs(MATA)programme, taught in English and offered jointly by the College of Europe (Bruges and Natolin) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, Boston area), provides an excellent academic and practice-oriented education regarding the economic, legal and political aspects of transatlantic affairs in a broad sense. MATA prepares students to work in a broad range of areas relevant to transatlantic relations, including climate change, security, diplomacy, trade, and finance.
Executive Training & Projects
We provide professional services for and in cooperation with individuals, universities, public bodies, private companies and non-governmental organisations all over the world. Our portfolio includes:
Become a student at the College of Europe in Bruges
We are delighted that you are considering applying to the College of Europe, a choice you will never regret!
First point of contact
Applications for the academic year 2023-2024 are closed. Applications for the academic year 2024-2025 will open in October 2023.
Bruges welcomes you
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a former ‘European Capital of Culture’
The College of Europe is located in the stunning medieval city of Bruges. Studying, living and working with 350 students from over 55 different countries for 10 months, in residences spread across the city of Bruges, offers the perfect opportunity to practice one’s intercultural skills on a daily basis.
The Bruges Library holds a collection of over 70,000 books focusing on European law, economics, political and administrative sciences and international relations and diplomacy.
It also has a large collection of periodicals and provides access to a wide variety of subscription databases, electronic journals and e-books.