European & European Union Studies
The European Union is New Zealand's most significant bilateral partner after China and Australia and is one of the world's leading political and trading blocs. Wider Europe is also one of New Zealand's main political, economic, cultural, social and linguistic reference points. Studying Europe from afar provides a number of advantages – of perspective, comparative analysis, and isolation from short-term trends. Our students gain a multidisciplinary historical and contemporary research-informed knowledge of the European Union and wider Europe.
Explore your undergraduate and postgraduate study options and pathways.
We offer unique courses, chances to connect with diplomats, and an active research community.
The field-leading NCRE administers postgraduate studies and research for our students.
Attractive scholarships are provided to some of our students through the NCRE. Find out more.
News, events and seminars
The European Union’s Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian Beresford King KCVO CMG, will present the annual ...
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and the University of Canterbury are delighted with the Government purchase of the ...
European and European Union Studies staff
are located in Level 3, Elsie Locke Building