EU & Global Policy Certificate


Who is the Certificate Program for?

Brussels Vesalius College

If you have already earned your undergraduate degree but wish to add quality experience in the field of politics or international relations to your résumé while honing your knowledge of European Union & Global Policy, this certificate is for you.

EPA has been collaborating with Vesalius College for over three decades to promote the academic, professional and personal development of our participants by fostering new and stimulating national and international perspectives on wide-ranging issues.


Students are enrolled at Vesalius College, the English-language division of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)- just 20 minutes from the European Parliament headquarters. The courses included: United Nations and Global Government, Political Institutions of European Coutries, Government and Politics of Global Powers, French, and related seminars and excursions.


The first week of the program is devoted to orientation. Social activities are held to acquaint students with each other and with Brussels. All aspects of the program are covered in detail during orientation and particular emphasis is given to familiarizing students with the major European institutions.

French skills are tested at the beginning of the orientation period for students interested in taking French courses; a non-credit multi-level French language course is provided for those who register.


(Unpaid, Academic Work Placements)

  • The European Parliament
  • NGOs and Pressure Groups
  • Public Affairs and Lobby Groups
  • Research Institutions and Think Tanks
Non-Profit Organizations
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution organizations
  • Humanitarian Aid organizations
  • Health-related organizations
Media (French language skills required)
  • Public Relations