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Our Master degree programmes

Master in European Governance


Application Requirements

Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s level degree (180 ECTS) in Political Science, Law, Economics, History, Philosophy, Sociology, or another relevant area in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Admission may also be made on the basis of relevant professional experience (minimum three years), in accordance with the relevant national legislation.
Candidates must also have the requisite levels of competence in English. French language competence is an advantage (see below).
Entry to the programme is competitive on the basis of the submitted dossiers, and limited to 25 places per year. The admissions committee reserves the right to interview individual candidates (in person or by telephone) where this is deemed necessary.

How to apply

Submit a detailed application dossier which must include the following:

  • Full (certified) transcripts of all previous University-level studies
  • A letter of motivation (maximum 500 words in English).
  • Two confidential letters of reference commenting on your aptitude to complete the proposed course of study. These letters should normally be from professors / lecturers able to evaluate your previous academic performance. Professional references may, however, be substituted where appropriate. Please have your referees send your letters directly by e-mail to the Programme Administrator ( If this is not possible, you may also include 'open' letters directly as part of your dossier.
  • Proof of the requisite linguistic competence : Candidates should provide evidence of English-language proficiency at C1 level (following the Council of Europe Reference Levels). This evidence should normally take the form of either:
    • 1). The results of an internationally recognised test of academic English-language competence such as TOEFL, IELTS, or the Cambridge Assessment of English or
    • 2). The successful completion of degree-level studies at a recognised higher education institution in which English is a primary medium of instruction.
    • 3). The admissions committee may accept other forms of evidence, such as relevant professional experience or secondary-level studies, at its discretion. The committee may also request additional evidence of linguistic competence as it deems necessary.


Online applications should be submitted no later than 30 April 2023 for candidates who are not citizens of a member country of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Online applications should be submitted no later than 30 June 2023 for candidates holding the citizenship of an EEA member state.

Late applications will only be accepted to the extent that places remain unfilled.

Applications for admission are accepted only for entry into the first year of the programme; there is no provision for direct entry into the second year.