Interested in Europe?

The diploma provides a supplementary qualification to another Carleton graduate degree. It focuses on the European Union (EU), its institutions and policy processes, as well as Canada-EU relations. Courses in the Diploma are taught by the award-winning faculty of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS), as well as visiting scholars from Europe.

Our location in Ottawa affords close contact with and special access to the Delegation of the European Union in Canada and to the embassies of EU member states; interaction with nongovernmental organizations and think-tanks interested in Europe; and co-operation with relevant government departments, such as Global Affairs Canada.

This program is supported by the Centre for European Studies (CES), Carleton’s Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence, and by the University’s two Jean Monnet Chairs on Democracy in the EU and on EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood. These projects (supported by EU funds) host visiting professors, guest lectures and international conferences on EU-related matters.

The Carleton University library is a documentation centre for the European Commission where many public documents published by the European Union are deposited. Additional materials are available in the library of the Delegation of the European Union in downtown Ottawa.

Diploma Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in European Integration Studies is intended to provide an additional qualification to the student’s main degree. Students who enroll in the program must already be registered in a graduate degree program at Carleton University.

Students complete 2.0 credits of graduate coursework, of which 1.0 credits may be double-counted with their main degree (provided that the courses in question fulfill both the requirements of the Diploma and the main degree). Please see the Graduate Calendar for details.

Application information: Please click here for the application page. For information, please contact the Institute.