Transatlantic Affairs, M.A. | College of Europe | Brugge, Belgium
24 months
27000 EUR/year
27000 EUR/year
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The Transatlantic Affairs programme of the College of Europe is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in transatlantic affairs.


Why study transatlantic affairs?

  • The 21st century brings with it numerous complex problems that the United States and the European Union can best address together. Challenges related to global trade, the global and regional security architecture, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other pressing problems such as the fight against extremism must be tackled by a new generation of experts who can assume influential roles in transatlantic affairs.
  • Students in the The Transatlantic Affairs programme of the College of Europe spend one year on each side of the Atlantic. Both institutions create a community setting, integrating students into a close-knit, multinational, and intercultural learning environment. The first year is dedicated to coursework, including a joint, year-long and project-oriented course on transatlantic affairs. The second year includes a high-level internship with a transatlantic focus, master thesis and coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Studies 
  • International Relations and Diplomacy 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Political and Governance Studies
  • International Law and Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Title of degree(s) already obtained: start and end date (university, faculty, etc.)
  • Other academic activities
  • Professional experience
  • Language knowledge (French, English and other) (max 600 words)
  • Interest in and experience with EU and Transatlantic Affairs (max 600 words)
  • Names and e-mail addresses of 2 professors in order for you to send a reference request to them via the online application system
  • CV in Europass format
  • Copy of your university degree(s) - document(s) in the original language and translation into English or French - high school diploma not needed
  • Transcripts from your University, Faculty, School, detailing results for every year of your studies and grades obtained - documents in the original language and translation into English or French
  • Erasmus studies: mention your Erasmus experience as a separate ‘degree’
  • Passport or national identity card 
  • Passport photo 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    27000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bruges

720 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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