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
Angela Merkel's long era of 16 years is nearing an end with elections in Germany on 26 September. Senior lecturer Serena ...
This upcoming UC Connect public lecture looks at how New Zealand’s relationship with the EU and the potential impact of ...