About EU Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs)

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The European Union Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs) provide students of Kyushu University with opportunities to study about the EU and EU member states.

EU-DPs students will gain a fundamental knowledge of the EU, such as the history and role of the EU constitution. They will deepen their academic understanding of the EU through further coursework and the opportunity to write a research paper.

EU-DPs consist of undergraduate level and graduate level. Upon completion of requirements, students will be awarded a Diploma in EU Studies.

> EU-DPs Rules (PDF)
> Agreed Items for EU-DPs (PDF)

> Requirements (Undergraduate Students | Graduate Students
> Registration
> Course List and Syllabi
> Research Paper
> Voices from Students

> FAQ
> Forms


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Requirements for Undergraduate Students

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(1) 14 credits must be from the selected EU-DP courses
a: 4 credits must be at the introductory level
b: 10 credits must be coursework from two or more of the modules


(2) A research paper on an EU-related topic must be submitted and approved.
* 4 credits of coursework may be substituted.
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(1) 14 credits from the selected EU-DP courses

EU-DP Undergraduate Diploma courses are categorized as "Introductory Courses" and "4 Modular Courses" in the following areas:

a: Introductory courses

b: Modular courses (M1-4)
[M1] Economics
[M2] Law and Politics
[M3] History, Culture, and Society
[M4] Science & Technology, Health Sciences, Environment, and Agriculture

In order to be awarded a diploma, you are required to earn (a) 4 credits or more from the introductory courses, and (b) 10 credits or more from two or more from the modules, 14 credits or more in total.

> Click here for course list and syllabi


(2) Research paper on EU

EU-DP Undergraduate Diploma students are encouraged to complete their requirements for the Undergraduate Diploma in EU Studies with a research paper. This paper must focus on an EU-related matter and be discussed within the context of one or more academic disciplines. In lieu of a separate research paper, students may submit a graduation thesis if it is EU-related.
4 credits for coursework can be substituted for a research paper.

> Click here for more details on research paper

Note
- A minimum of two semesters enrollment for EU-DP is required to complete.
- EU-DP courses can be taken until graduation.
- In case that the credits from introductory courses exceed 4 credits, the surplus credits may be counted as Modular courses according to their category.
- Some coursework completed in the past (i.e., courses which currently appear on the list of EU-DPs courses) may be used toward the EU-DPs. However, the programme requirement cannot be fulfilled only with the previously completed coursework.

> Click here for registration

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Requirements for Graduate Students

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(1) 4 credits must be from the selected EU-DP courses

(2) A research paper on an EU-related topic must be submitted and approved.
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(1)4 credits from the selected EU-DP courses

In order to be awarded a diploma, you are required to earn 4 credits or more from the coursework offered for EU-DP.

> Click here for course list and syllabi


(2)Research paper on EU

A research paper must be submitted to complete their requirements for the Graduate Diploma in EU Studies. This paper must focus on an EU-related matter and be discussed within the context of one or more academic disciplines. In lieu of a separate research paper, students may submit a master's thesis if it is EU-related.

> Click here for more details on research paper

Note
- A minimum of two semesters enrollment for EU-DP is required to complete.
- EU-DP courses can be taken until graduation.
- Some coursework completed in the past (i.e., courses which currently appear on the list of EU-DPs courses) may be used toward the EU-DPs. However, the programme requirement cannot be fulfilled only with the previously completed coursework.
- Doctoral students can apply for the EU-DP Graduate Diploma Course by submitting a "Letter of Acceptance for the EU Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs) Enrollment” with the signatures of advisors of both your doctoral thesis and your EU-DPs research paper. Doctoral students who fulfill all the requirements can acquire an EU-DP Graduate Diploma.

> Click here for registration

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Voices from Students

> Click here for Voices from Students





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Number of Diploma Awardees

> Click here for Number of Diploma Awardees



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Registration

Academic year 2019 (April 2019 - March 2020)

PROCEDURES Let's start from the programme entry and course registration!!

Students who wish to gain an EU studies diploma are required the following procedures.
There is a submission deadline for each procedure in Spring Semester and Fall Semester.
※For Undergraduate students who take courses for 4 credits instead of submitting RP; 1⇒2⇒4

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★The basic flow of EU-DPs registration procedures



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1. PROGRAMME ENTRY
– Submission of the EU-DPs Entry Sheet

Please submit the entry sheet when you register first for this programme, or when you want to change information in the entry sheet.
* Doctoral students applying for the EU-DP Graduate Diploma Course must submit a "Letter of Acceptance for the EU Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs) Enrollment (WORD)."

Form
>>> Click HERE for download the form

Deadline

[First (Spring) Semester]
(closed) No later than Monday, 13 May 2019
(closed) Special Registration Period: from Mon. 17 Jun. - Fri. 5 Jul. 2019

[Second (Fall) Semester]

No later than Friday, 1 November 2019 Registration is now OPEN!!

Submit to
eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp with attached. (*please change "a" to @)




2. COURSE REGISTRATION
– Submission of the EU-DPs Courses Registration Form

EU-DPs Course list from April to next March will be uploaded in every April. (Partly in every October.)
When you take EU-DPs courses, please submit the Courses Registration Form. (Please submit for each academic year.)

* Courses completed in the past and on the present EU-DPs Course list shall be used for the EU-DPs credits. However, the programme requirement cannot be fulfilled only with the previously completed courses.
* This registration procedure is only for EU-DPs courses. In order for credit earning, please be sure to register separately at your home school/department, too.

EU-DPs Course list and syllabus
>>> Click HERE for EU-DPs course list and syllabus 

Form
>>> Click HERE for download the form

Deadline
[First (Spring) Semester]

(closed) No later than Monday, 13 May 2019
(closed) Special Registration Period: from Mon. 17 Jun. - Fri. 5 Jul. 2019

[Second (Fall) Semester]

No later than Friday, 1 November 2019 Registration is now OPEN!!

Submit to
eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp with attached. (*please change "a" to @)




3. RESEARCH PAPER (RP) - Submission of the Proposal >>> Research Paper
* For undergraduate students in 3rd year and above, and all post graduate students.

>>> Click HERE for more details on research paper



3-1: Submission of Research Paper proposal

Basically please submit it in the semester which you plan to submit your research paper. However, the proposal approved is valid by the next semester.
* To complete a RP proposal, you must have an approval and signature on the form by your academic adviser.

Form: must be in designated format
>>> Click HERE for download the form

Deadline
[First (Spring) Semester]
(closed) 5 pm on Friday, 7 June 2019

[Second (Fall) Semester]
5 pm on Friday, 15 November 2019

Submit to
(1) Email:eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp with attached. (*please change "a" to @)
* Proposal must be submitted in PDF file or Word file.

(2) Submit in hand:
Kyushu University EU Centre office (Room E-C-208, East Zone 1, Ito Campus)
* Office hours: (in general) 10:00-17:00 on weekdays
http://eu.kyushu-u.ac.jp/access.html


3-2: Submission of Research Paper

Basically please submit your RP in the semester which you submitted the RP proposal.

Deadline
[First (Spring) Semester]
(closed) 5pm on Friday, 23 August 2019

[Second (Fall) Semester]
5pm on Friday, 21 February 2020

*For more details of EU-DPs Resarch Paper, please check out our website:

http://eu.kyushu-u.ac.jp/education.html#edu08




4. APPLICATION FOR COMPLETION
– Submission of the Application for completion of EU-DPs

Please submit the form in the semester which you will complete the requirement.
>>> Click  HERE for more details on application for completion.

[Forms to be submitted]
<Undergraduate Students>
(Form 1) Application for completion of EU-DPs *For both Undergraduate and Graduate
(Form 2-1) Report of completed EU-DPs Courses (including expected courses for semester being applied for) for Undergraduate students

<Graduate Students>
(Form 1) Application for completion of EU-DPs *For both Undergraduate and Graduate
(Form 2-2) Report of completed EU-DPs Courses (including expected courses for semester being applied for) for Graduate students

Form
>>> Click HERE for download the form

Deadline * Same as 3-2. Submission of Research Paper
[First (Spring) Semester]
(closed) 5 pm on Friday, 23 August 2019

[Second (Fall) Semester]
5 pm on Friday, 21 February 2020

Submit to
eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp with attached. (*please change "a" to @)

>>> Requirements (UndergraduateGraduate)
>>> Frequently Asked Questions

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EU-DPs Guidelines and Forms

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[EU-DPs Guidelines]

>>> EU-DPs Rules (PDF) <only Japanese version available>
>>> Agreed Items for EU-DPs (PDF) <only Japanese version available>

[Forms]
1. PROGRAMME ENTRY
>>> EU-DPs Entry Sheet (EXCEL)
>>> (For Doctoral Students) Letter of Acceptance for the EU Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs) Enrollment (WORD)

2. COURSE REGISTRATION
>>> (Undergraduate / Graduate ) EU-DPs Courses Registration Form (EXCEL) 7 October updated * Registration for courses in 2019 (2019.4-2020.3)
>>> (Undergradeate) EU-DPs Course Registration form FOR COURSES COMPLETED IN PREVIOUS YEARS * Registration for past courses before 2018
>>> (Graduate) EU-DPs Course Registration form FOR COURSES COMPLETED IN PREVIOUS YEARS * Registration for past courses before 2018

3. RESEARCH PAPER
3-1. Submission of Research Paper proposal
>>> EU-DPs RP proposal (WORD) to be prepared 
3-2. Submission of Research Paper (RP)
>>> RP Assessment Form (WORD) to be prepared 
>>> RP Cover Sheet (WORD)
>>> RP Title Change Form (WORD) *1
*1 If you wish to change the title after approval of the RP proposal, you are required to submit a title change form.

4. APPLICATION FOR COMPLETION
>>> "Application for completion of EU-DPs" and "Report of completed EU-DPs Courses (including expected courses for semester being applied for) "<Form1, 2-1, 2-2> (EXCEL) *separated in sheets to be prepared


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Course List and Syllabi


[Important]
EU-DPs courses and the EU
The EU-DPs include a wide range of courses. Among them are courses that are specifically about the EU, while others deal with themes which are not related directly to the EU but are important to understand the EU. The following categorization is put on the course lists for your reference in choosing courses from this wide variety.

a: Courses that are specifically or partially about the EU.
b: Courses that deal with history, politics, ideology, culture, etc. related to the EU or Europe.
c: Courses that do not deal with the EU itself, but are useful for a better understanding of the EU because they deal with natural and/or social issues which the modern world faces.

*Courses categorized as "a” or "b” are recommended for those who want to learn about the EU more deeply.


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(1) Undergraduate Courses

EU-DP undergraduate diploma courses are categorized as "Introductory Courses" and "4 Modular Courses"


> [2019 Spring & Fall] Course list and Syllabi 7 October updated
> Archives


(2) Graduate Courses

> [2019 Spring & Fall] Course list and Syllabi 7 October updated
> Archives
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Announcement
(The latest information will be updated here.)


[3 Ocbober]
(Graduate Courses) The courses added are as below: LL.M.program offered by the Graduate School of Law

[2 October]
- (Undergraduate Courses and Graduate Courses) Some Syllabi added
- (Graduate Courses) The courses added are as below: Offered by LL.M. and CSPA program offered by the Graduate School of Law

[10 May] Academic year 2019 (April 2019 - March 2020) EU-DPs Course List updated.

(Undergraduate Courses and Graduate Courses)
Some Syllabi added

[26 April] Academic year 2019 (April 2019 - March 2020) EU-DPs Course List updated.
The courses added are as below:
(Undergraduate Courses) Offered by Kikan Education
(Graduate Courses) Offered by Graduate School of Humanities


[11 April] Academic year 2019 (April 2019 - March 2020) EU-DPs Course List uploaded.
Undergraduate Course List is here.
Graduate Course List is here.
Note: Undecided-courses included. When added, the list will be updated.
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Research Paper, Paper of Excellence Awardees


What is EU-DPs Research Paper (RP)?

A RP must be submitted to complete the requirements for the Undergraduates/Graduate Diploma in EU Studies. This paper must focus on an EU-related matter and be discussed within the context of one or more academic disciplines. In lieu of a separate RP, students may submit an undergraduate's/master's thesis or an edited version of your thesis. The paper may not be applied towards students' credits for graduation. It will be approved for the Diploma in EU studies only. Papers graded S and as excellent by a supervisor and approved by Kyushu University EU Centre will be awarded "Paper of Excellence."

Students can ask a teacher who serves as an advisor for their undergraduate's/master's thesis to be an advisor for an EU-DPs RP. In some cases, you can ask a teacher who is in charge of the EU-DPs course you are taking. When you ask a teacher to be an advisor, please consult carefully with the teacher regarding the detailed information on our website, and write your paper in a well-planned manner in accordance with our guidelines. >> RP Guidelines, etc. are here

Hard copies of all submitted RPs can be accessed from Kyushu University EU Centre. If you are interested, please visit the EU centre.


Who can submit?

Undergraduate students in 3rd year and above, and all post graduate students


Length

Paper length should be at least half the length or more of the minimum requirement of your undergraduate's/master's thesis.


Format

Follow the format requirements indicated by your department for your undergraduate's/master's thesis.
*Use a cover sheet designated by Kyushu University EU Centre.



Process of RP Recognition

(1) You will receive information about the submission of a RP proposal via email around June and November.


(2) Submit a RP proposal by the closing date. (In general, June and November)
* Basically please submit it in the semester which you plan to submit your research paper. However, the proposal approved is valid by the next semester.

>Click here for download the form


(3) Kyushu University EU Centre reviews the applied themes of RP based on applicant's RP proposal. (In general, June and November)


(4) After approval of your RP proposal by Kyushu University EU Centre, submit the RP by the deadline. (In general, August and February)

>Click here for documents to be submitted
* After acceptance, the RP proposal is valid until the next semester. (Limited to those who continue to be enrolled at Kyushu University)


(5) A RP will be approved as an EU-DPs RP after screening by Kyushu University EU Centre. (In general, September and March)

RP assessment meeting is held twice a year in Spring and Fall semester. 
> Click here for RP schedule for this academi year


Please submit these documents below when you submit your RP
(1) One hard copy of RP
(2) One PDF format of RP
(3) A cover sheet
(4) An academic advisor assessment
(5) A title change form*
*It applies only if you change the RP title after the research paper proposal has been accepted.

> No (3) to (5) must be in designated format. Click here for download the forms


Inquiries and Submissions to

* (1) One hard copy of RP and (3) A cover sheet should be submitted by post or in person to the EU Centre office.

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Kyushu University EU Centre
E-mail: eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
(*please change "a" to @)

E-C-208, East Zone 1, 744 Motooka Nishi-ku Fukuoka 819-0395, JAPAN
Reception Hours: (in general) 10:00-17:00 on weekdays
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Simulation for RP Submission





RP Guidelines, etc.
> EU-DPs Rules (PDF) <only Japanese version available>
> Agreed Items for EU-DPs (PDF) <only Japanese version available>
> List of Submitted RP Titles (EXCEL/PDF)
> Paper of Excellence Awardees
>Click here for download the forms
(RP Proposal, RP Assessment Form, RP Cover Sheet, and RP Title Change Form)
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RP Schedule of academic year 2019

(1) Deadline for RP Proposal submission

[First (Spring) Semester] 5pm on Fri. 7 June 2019
(Deadline for paper submission can be chosen either from August 2019 or February 2020)

[Second (Fall) Semester] 5pm on Fri. 15 November 2019
(Deadline for paper submission is can be chosen either from February or August 2020)


(2) Deadline for RP submission

[First (Spring) Semester] 5pm on Mon. 23 August 2019
[Second (Fall) Semester] 5pm on Mon. 21 February 2020
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Paper of Excellence

Papers graded S and as excellent by a supervisor and approved by Kyushu University EU Centre will be awarded "Paper of Excellence." (There are two sections; EU Research Section, which is to research the EU itself, and Europe Research Section, which is to research related to Europe.)
The Paper of Excellence awardees will be given a special prize. From among the papers recommended for the EU Research Section, the most outstanding paper will be given the "EU Research Award" by Kyushu University EU Centre.
Part of the full papers which were awarded "Paper of Excellence" are available for inspection from the list of awardees. Please refer to it if you are planning to write a RP.

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[2018 Fall Semester]
European Research Award of Merit
Haruka Hashimoto, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University
"Amortization and impairment of goodwill -The cases of Japan, EU and the United States-"

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>>> List of Awardees



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Application for Completion


Kyushu University EU Centre holds an application assessment meeting twice a year, one in the first semester (spring), and the other in the second semester (fall). Once your application for completion is approved by the committee, you will be awarded the EU-DPs Graduate/Undergraduate Diploma in EU Studies. Titles of the courses you have taken and certification of gained credits will be attached to the diploma.
If you wish to receive a diploma, please submit "Application for Completion of EU Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs)" by the designated date.

Year-round Schedule (tentative)

[First (Spring) Semester]
- Notice for application: End of July
- Application deadline: End of August
- (check the applicants' registered courses with his/her academic transcript)
- Application assessment meeting: End of September
- Final approval and issuance of the Diploma: October

[Second (Fall) Semester]
- Notice for application: End of January
- Application deadline: End of February
- (check the applicants' registered courses with his/her academic transcript)
- Application assessment meeting: End of March
- Final approval and issuance of the Diploma: April

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Application for Completion of EU-DPs [Form 1] <EXCEL>

A report about your completed EU-DPs Courses (including expected courses for semester being applied for) [Form 2-1/2-2]

Please download froms here
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Submission deadlines of academic year 2019

[First (Spring) Semester] 5pm on Friday, 23 August, 2019
[Second (Fall) Semester] 5pm on Friday, 21 February, 2020
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[Inquiries]
Kyushu University EU Centre
eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp (*please change "a" to @)
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FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the EU-DPs. If you have other questions about EU-DPs, please contact us at:
eudp(a)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp (*please change "a" to @)

Category
> About registration

How can I register for the EU-DPs?
Can doctoral students apply for EU-DPs?
Do I have to register for the EU-DP courses to my faculty/department if I once register the courses to Kyushu University EU Centre?
I have some course works which I took and completed in the past. Can I register those courses and use it to complete the EU-DPs?
Several courses are provided in the same course name with different teachers. Can I register those any courses?
Does it cost money to gain the Diploma?

> About the registration period
I registered and took EU-DPs courses last year, but no EU-DPs courses for me this year. In this case, isn't this term counted as the EU-DPs enrolled term?

> About credit recognition and final approval
After I complete EU-DPs courses, do I have to report it or submit a form to Kyushu University EU Centre?
When I fulfill the requirement of the EU-DPs, will I be able to receive a diploma automatically?

> Others
Is there any penalty for the incompletion of this course?
What is the benefit of receiving the diploma?


[About registration]

How can I register for the EU-DPs?

Registration for the EU-DPs is accepted during the registration period at Kyushu University EU Centre. The registration period of each academic year will be announced on the website.
Course list and syllabi will also be available from the website.
Please refer to EU-DPs Registration for more details.

Can doctoral students apply for EU-DPs?

Yes. Doctoral students can apply for the EU-DP Graduate Diploma Course by submitting a "Letter of Acceptance for the EU Studies Diploma Programmes (EU-DPs) Enrollment" with the signatures of advisors of both your doctoral thesis and your EU-DPs research paper. Doctoral students who fulfill all the requirements can acquire an EU-DP Graduate Diploma.

Do I have to register for the EU-DP courses to my faculty/department if I once register the courses to Kyushu University EU Centre?

Registration to your home faculty/department is necessary. Because the system of registration to Kyushu University EU Centre and registration to your home faculty is different, you need to register the courses separately in order for credit earning. If you fail to register the courses at your home faculty, you may not be able to gain credits. Please be sure to register for the courses at your home faculty/department.

I have some course works which I took and completed in the past. Can I register those courses and use it to complete the EU-DPs?

Courses completed in the past and on the present EU-DPs Course list shall be used for the EU-DPs credits. Please submit "EU-DPs Course Registration form FOR COURSES COMPLETED IN PREVIOUS YEARS". However, the programme requirement cannot be fulfilled only with the previously completed coursework.

Several courses are provided in the same course name with different teachers. Can I register those any courses?

No, you can register only for the course with specified teacher as listed on the EU-DPs Course List.

Does it cost money to gain the Diploma?

No, EU-DPs is a free programme.

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[About the registration period]

I registered and took EU-DPs courses last year, but no EU-DPs courses for me this year. In this case, isn't this term counted as the EU-DPs enrolled term?

Once you register for EU-DPs, your enrollment in EU-DPs will be regarded as being continued as long as you are enrolled at Kyushu University, and it is counted as EU-DPs enrolled term.

[About credit recognition and final approval]

After I complete EU-DPs courses, do I have to report it or submit a form to Kyushu University EU Centre?

All of your completed EU-DPs courses should be listed on the "Application for Completion of EU-DPs", which is to be submitted after you have fulfilled the requirements. Kyushu University EU Centre will check the credit status of your EU-DPs course work with your academic transcript once we receive the Application for Completion of EU-DPs. Kyushu University EU Centre will prepare academic transcripts of EU-DPs students.

When I fulfill the requirement of the EU-DPs, will I be able to receive a diploma automatically?

No. You have to submit the "Application for Completion of EU-DPs" during a certain period if you wish to receive a diploma. Kyushu University EU Centre holds an assessment meeting for completion of EU-DPs once in each semester (first/spring and second/fall).
Please refer to "Application for completion” for more details.

[Others]

Is there any penalty for the incompletion of this course? 


No, regardless of your completion requirements, you can register for courses even if it is a subject.

What is the benefit of receiving the diploma?

EU-DPs do not provide you with a certificate which enables you to do something particular immediately. However, it is expected that you will gain fundamental knowledge necessary for you to work actively in an international stage in the future by studying European economics, law and politics, history, culture, society, science technology, environment and public health in an EU research curriculum.
Please refer to "Voices from Students".

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