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◎ Requirements for the Certificate in EU Studies (for graduate students)
The following outlines the requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in European Union Studies. Please see the Regulations for the Graduate Certificate in European Union Studies.

To complete the Graduate Certificate in EU Studies, students must:
1.Register for the Graduate Certificate programme with the EUIJ-Kansai office at their own university. Students must be enrolled in the programme for a minimum of two semesters;
2.Complete 10 credits from EU Studies courses;
*Students must complete credits from at least one course from (a) Core Module and at least 8 credits from other three Modules (b-d).
3.complete a research paper on the European Union. The paper must reach acceptable level.
1.Registration for the graduate certificate programme
Students intending to complete the Graduate Certificate in European Union Studies must register for the Graduate Certificate programme with the EUIJ-Kansai office at their own university, and must be enrolled in the programme for a minimum of two semesters.

To registered, a student "must be registered at least one EU Studies course in the given semester."
2.Completion of at least 10 credits from the EU Studies courses
Broad curricula on EU studies are offered at the three member universities of the EUIJ-Kansai. The courses are grouped into 4 Modules (a-d).

Students must complete at least 10 credits from the EU Studies courses. Students are required to complete at least 2 credits from (a) Core Module and at least 8 credits from other three Modules (b-d).
EU Studies courses are offered at all of the three member universities. Students may take any course regardless of where it is given.
*Since different conditions apply at each university/faculty, students must check the details with the EUIJ-Kansai office at their own university.
3.Research papers on the EU
To cap off their EU studies, students must present a research paper on the EU from a social science approach (law, politics, economics, business management, etc.).
Paper Length: approximately 20,000 - 40,000 characters in Japanese; approximately 7,000 - 14,000 words in English, French or German.Students may seek academic advice from a supervisor. If paper is judged to have researched an acceptable level, credits will be granted.

If a student’s paper is recognised as outstanding, he/she will be offered the opportunity to participate in the EU Studies Colloquium, where students are invited to present and discuss their research findings in either English, French or German before a jury that comprises EU staff from the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, business leaders, diplomats and researchers from Europe. Students participating in the EU Studies Colloquium receive a prize.