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

This business law programme is a unique blend of business, law, politics and culture, offering students the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of the European Union. Participants explore the political and legal functions of the EU in greater detail, in order to provide a better understanding of the EU’s interactions and role within the world. Participants also benefit from on-the-ground experiences which include visits to a range of relevant institutions, and will reflect upon these experiences in their module on German culture & society from an intercultural perspective.

  • Date: July 4 – July 24, 2021
  • Course content:
    European Governance
    Human Rights and Labour in the EU
    EU Corporate and Competition Law
  • The course programme also includes:
    Academic support programme: Study visits to (political) institutions
    German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module
  • 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
  • Registration deadline: April 1, 2021.
    March 15, 2021 for nominated students from partner universities

Application starts 30 January 2021!


  • Student hostels with shared rooms and breakfast (former may be subject to change).
  • Arrival July 4, 2021 (move in to accommodation), departure July 24, 2021 (move out of accommodation)
  • On weekdays a reasonably-priced lunch can be purchased in the student cafeteria.
  • Dinner can be purchased at various locations within the city for between 4-8 Euros.

Culture and Leisure Time Programme

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and the surrounding area about twice a week. This may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (e.g. the Museum Island in Berlin and castles and gardens in Potsdam), the Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, or other leisure activities such as beach volleyball, a boat tour and a trip to a beer garden.


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 minutes in length