How Europe Works: Institutions & Law in the EU (ILEU)


This business law programme is a unique blend of business, law, politics, language and culture, offering students the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of the European Union. It addresses the political and legal functions of the EU.

  • Date: July 1-21, 2018 (three weeks)
  • Course Content:

    • European Governance
    • Human Rights and Labour in the EU
    • EU Corporate and Competition Law

The course programme also includes:

  • Academic support program: Study visits to (political) institutions
  • German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives
  • Course Language: English
    Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 90 or equivalent) is required. 
  • Target Group: Upper undergraduate students of law, business and public administration, international relations and related fields (after two years of study) or graduates with good standing.
  • Number of Participants: Approx. 20-25


Students' Hostel: double rooms with private bath and breakfast, no kitchenette.


On weekdays lunch can be purchased in the student cafeteria for very reasonable prices.

Culture and Leisure Time Program:

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and surrounding area about twice a week. This may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (Museum Island in Berlin, Castles and Gardens in Potsdam), Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, excursion to the Memorial Sachsenhausen, a boat trip, Beach Bar, and many other activities.


  • 75 contact hours

    • 60 contact hours business course incl. academic support program
    • 15 contact hours German Culture & Society

  • 7 ECTS credits
  • One class hour is 45 min long.

Student Testimonial

Nathen Johns
University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom) ILEU 2012

“If you want an experience that is fun, engaging and exciting, then this is the Summer School for you. You learn so much more than you usually would at University, with the extra-curricular activities and cultural visits; all together with the studies makes for one hell of a trip. My class were from all over the world, and we were all friends by the end of the first day! We plan to meet up next year for a reunion trip to Berlin. Everyone is incredibly friendly, the lecturers are fun and the supporting staff are exceptional. I would definitely do it again and encourage anyone who wants to make friends and challenge themselves to undertake this great opportunity.”