Postgraduate Certificate in EU Public Procurement


This postgraduate certificate allows students to gather specialised knowledge in the field of public procurement law and policy. The programme distinctly focuses on the European dimension of public procurement. Public procurement in the EU is a multi-billion euro sector, and this certificate addresses the current gap between the required knowledge to work in the field and the lack of formal and professional training focused on EU public procurement.

Who Should Take Part?

The certificate is aimed at working professionals or part-time students who would like to develop a distinct profile in EU public procurement. Whether you are planning a future career in the growing public procurement sector, or you are already working in that field and want to extend your knowledge – this programme is designed for you. Diverse previous backgrounds are accepted because the programme will begin by explaining the basics of Public Procurement.


Module 1: Fundamentals of EU Public Procurement

Module 2: Specialisation/ Elective courses*(select minimum 2 courses from our list)

Module 3: Research Article or Internship & Report

Start, Duration and Credits

The programme follows the academic calendar of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), which means that the 2023-24 academic year of this programme officially starts on Monday 25 September 2023. However, the first actual class in this Postgraduate Certificate in Public Procurement will take place early October (TBC). The programme lasts one academic year (full time) or two years (part-time). The student will obtain between 20 and 30 ECTS, depending on the choice of elective courses.

The application deadline for this programme is 31 August 2023.

Flexible Format

You have a choice how to follow the programme. The PGC is available fully online, but you can also choose to attend the lectures in person. As a truly European learning experience, the lectures will take place in various cities around the EU. Lectures will be on work days, but you have the flexibility to watch their recording instead at a time that suits your agenda better.


The programme is officially recognized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) as a Postgraduate with Certificate.

Tuition Fee

Fee rate card for the PGC programme:

  • 6700 EUR for 30 credits (in 1 year)
  • 4550 EUR for 20 credits (in 1 year)
  • 6950 EUR for 2×15 credits (in 2 years)
  • 4800 EUR for 2×10 credits (in 2 years)

This fee applies to both EU and non-EU students.

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If you have any questions, please contact Nelly Stratieva.