• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Truly European Education

The Executive Master in EU Studies offered by Centre international de formation européenne - CIFE offers a different brand of higher education than national universities. Participants come from a great variety of countries and backgrounds. Over two years, they share a unique academic experience, by working in constant exchange with our renowned experts. Every three months, they gather for a face-to-face workshop, each time in a different city, by discovering the diversity of current Europe and creating an international network among themselves. At the end of the two-year curriculum, they have not only acquired expert knowledge about the EU, but they have also gained a close insight into the realities of today's Europe.

Combining academic excellence with work-related competences

The Executive Master follows an original educational concept, by blending high-level academic teaching with insights into the professional world and practical trainings delivered by experienced practitioners. It combines the methodological rigour of an academic graduate programme with the interactive learning tools necessary to acquire skills in negotiating, drafting policy papers and defending positions. Participants not only carry out their individual research, but also learn how to manage an international project.

At the cutting edge of digital learning methods

CIFE was a pioneer in digital higher education when setting up one of the first qualifying degree programmes in European integration studies in 2007. The learning tools of the programme have been constantly updated and enriched with webcasts, webinars, and fora discussions.

Advancing in your professional life

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome in the programme, which gives ample leeway to different approaches. The Executive Master in EU Studies is targeted at participants who are looking for in-depth knowledge of the European Union, the most exciting endeavor in international political cooperation. We have trained professionals currently working for ministries, national, European or international organisations and NGOs who are seeking to change jobs, to climb the career ladder or to refresh what they have studied before starting their professional life, but also individuals simply curious to learn more about the EU.

Flexibility for part-time students

We offer a Master programme adapted to the needs of professionals. The flexibility of our online classes and face-to-face weekend workshops allow our participants to combine work and study at the same time. If you cannot commit to the whole Executive Master programme at a given time, we offer even more flexibility by extending you the possibility to complete the first year, receive a certificate including the ECTS credits gained until that point and continue the programme at a later stage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of European integration
  • The institutional architecture of the EU
  • Introduction to EU law.
  • EU law in action: leading cases - Internal market and Competition
  • The EU in World Politics
  • The Enlargement of the EU - experiences, processes and impact 
  • Simulation of a Summit of the EU Council
  • Transition and Regional Developments
  • Sustainable Development in the EU
  • Justice and Home Affairs, refugees and migrants in times of crisis
  • Economic Dimension of the EU integration

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Part-time
                  • Average part-time duration 24 months
                  • Intensity Flexible
                  • Part-time variant
                • Credits
                  60 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • Partially taught in English
                • Delivery mode
                • More information Go to the programme website

                English Language Requirements

                This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                Academic Requirements

                • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
                • Your Diploma(s) and your Transcript(s) of Records
                • Two letters of reference of professors or employers

                This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  4900 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                  4900 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs

                • Budapest, Hungary

                  172338 - 268260 HUF/month
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                • Nice, France

                  917 - 1380 EUR/month
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                • Berlin, Germany

                  836 - 1340 EUR/month
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                • Brussels, Belgium

                  885 - 1310 EUR/month
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                • Vienna, Austria

                  861 - 1340 EUR/month
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                • Roma, Italy

                  850 - 1450 EUR/month
                  Living Costs

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


                A limited number of scholarships are available to reduce the financial burden of the course fee. The amount granted will depend on the individual participant's financial situation. 

                Scholarships to partially cover the costs of tuition are offered by different organisations, depending on the nationality of the applicant and other eligibility requirements.

                In some countries candidates may obtain scholarships from their (ex)universities or from organisations such as, for example:

                • Soros Foundation (for students from Central and Eastern Europe)
                • D.A.A.D. (for German students)
                • D.E.S (for British students)

                StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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