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European Studies: East European Studies


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In the one-year Master's East European Studies you will develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region. You will explore the relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centres and peripheries. You will zoom in on nation building and conflicts in sub-regions like the Caucasus, Ukraine/Crimea, or the Balkans, and on the relationship between nationalism and political Islam or Christian Orthodoxy.

Founded in 1948, European Studies is now welcoming international students and offers a unique opportunity for rigorous interdisciplinary training in East European studies:

* Explore political and cultural complexities of the region while following a comprehensive curriculum, combined with staff-led tutorials tailored to your regional and thematic interests.

* Benefit from our international staff and its broad interdisciplinary expertise

* Engage with new, cutting-edge research projects in the field through weekly spotlight seminars with staff members and guest lectures by leading scholars from around the world.

* Gain practical experience through an internship in NGOs, academic institutions, or the diplomatic sector.

* Live and work at the heart of a cosmopolitan capital, and study at one of Europe's top-rated universities.






1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 17,270

€ 15,700


Application requirements

The Master's programme in East European Studies is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of history, Slavic languages, social or political sciences. For example, this requirement can be met with the UvA minor in East European Studies.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 17,270
€ 15,700
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


University of Amsterdam

Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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