• 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.


Participants who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications:

  • This is the diploma of CIFE as a private institute of higher education, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS.  
  • It is registered in the RNCP, which lists all diplomas, degrees and professional titles recognized by France.

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


                  CIFE‘s faculty brings together some of Europe’s most renowned academics and practitioners in their fields, contributing latest research and real-life insights from the living practice of the EU.

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  English Language Requirements

                  This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                  General 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

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

                    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
                    Living Costs
                  • Nice, France

                    917 - 1380 EUR/month
                    Living Costs
                  • Berlin, Germany

                    836 - 1340 EUR/month
                    Living Costs
                  • Brussels, Belgium

                    885 - 1310 EUR/month
                    Living Costs
                  • Vienna, Austria

                    861 - 1340 EUR/month
                    Living Costs
                  • 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)
                  • Rotary International Foundation

                  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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