Become an EU-Expert!

Master Programme at the
Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies


Become a comprehensively trained EU Expert

Gain profound theoretical and practical knowledge of European Union institutions, policies, decision making procedures, politics, economics and law in a unique master programme!
Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, the programme combines courses in multiple
academic fields. Study trips and specialised practical seminars allow you direct insights into the work of  EU-institutions,  as you meet experts and practitioners. You will put your knowledge into practice in simulations and moot courts and engage in negotiations of current issues as labour migration, free trade agreements or climate change, supervised by teams of teachers from different fields as well as experts
from outside the university.

Being English-taught, the programme furthermore allows for an international educational environment and enhances your international qualifications and language competences. That focus is additionally deepened by attractive opportunities for studying abroad, including the chance to acquire a double degree at one of our partner universities in Rome or Olomouc.

How to apply

Combining Practice and Research

Climate change, labour mobility, financial markets, free trade, the fight against terrorism – all of these pressing issues are addressed by the European Union. This Master programme provides you with the core knowledge of the legal basis, the political environment and the economic effects of European Union decision making.

You will work on practical cases in simulations and moot courts, will meet European decision makers and get the chance to discuss current topics with the most renowned scholars in the field.

Want to learn more about our progamme?

Study Programme

Studying Europe in Salzburg

“Our curriculum balances solid theoretical knowledge and practical skills. By combining law, politics and economics it allows for an in-depth understanding of European decision-making and provides students with an optimal basis for the European job market.”

Doris Wydra, Professor at the SCEUS

Studying in the Heart of Europe

Salzburg is located right in the heart of Europe. Famous for Mozart, music, festivals, mountains and pastries, it is also a university town. The Paris Lodron University was founded in 1622 and today hosts around 18.000 students in nine different faculties and focus areas, including the SCEUS. Become part of this lively, international community!

The Edmundsburg

In 1696 the Edmundsburg was built as a summer residence for the abbot of the abbey St. Peter. After a total refurbishment in 2008 this historical place now accommodates the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies. Located at the slopes of the Mönchsberg it overlooks Salzburg’s old town and is a unique place for studying the European Union.

A lively students' community

European Union Studies offers you an inspiring working atmosphere, an international environment with students from all over the globe and an excellent student-to-faculty ratio. Being English-taught and offering lots of specialized classes and activities the programme also enhances your cultural and international qualifications as well as language competences, communication and teamwork.

Double Degrees with Palacký University (Olomouc) and LUISS (Rome)

The European Union Studies master programme provides you with the possibility to study abroad for some time and earn a double degree in cooperation with two prestigious European universities:
The Palacký University Olomouc – the oldest university in Moravia – is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities.
LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – has an outstanding reputation and is currently educating over 9,000 students from around the world.

Double Degrees

Enhance your perspectives on the job market

The completion of the European Union Studies master programme enables you to pursue a career in a broad range of different fields.

National and European Institutions

The knowledge you acquire in the study programme equips you with the perfect skills to work in institutions like the European Parliament, national parliamentary administrations and ministries.

International and European companies

Doing business in the European Union requires highly qualified staff. The completion of the master programme makes you an asset for every company.

Interest Groups, Consultancy, Civil Society Organisations

Interests have to be represented by experts in their field in order to have an impact on European decision-making. With this master programme you will have a solid basis to become such an expert.


A profound knowledge of European institutions, decision-making procedures and rules is a requirement for reliable media coverage of European issues.


SCEUS Management

Professors and Staff

Ariadna Ripoll Servent

Academic Director

Diane Fromage

Deputy Director

Jörg Paetzold

Deputy Director

Roman Puff

Executive Director

Join us! and learn everything about the European Union!

At the end of this programme—at the latest— you will know for sure: there can never be too many EU-experts! And at the SCEUS you will become one.“

The programme was challenging, but really worth it, especially concerning the job opportunities I had afterwards.

Universität Salzburg is the place where the European experience really starts!”

It was very interesting to meet people with different backgrounds from all over the world and discuss topics of international relevance. We were able to learn from each other and widen our scope!

Your contact

Mag. Miriam Krög

Coordinator SCEUS

Mönchsberg 2, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044 7600


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