The College of Europe, established on the initiative of the Hague Congress, dates back to 1949 and is the oldest postgraduate institute of European studies. The founding idea was to establish an institution where university graduates from many different European countries could study and live together in preparation for careers related to European cooperation and integration.
Since 1992, the College operates on two campuses, one based in Bruges, Belgium, the other in Natolin, Warsaw, Poland. Our formula ‘one College, two campuses’ is inspired by the same ‘esprit du Collège’. Every year, hundreds of students from all over Europe and beyond benefit from a truly multicultural learning experience before embarking on inspiring international careers.
Why Study at College of Europe
International study environment, in the heart of Europe
A university open to the world
Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.