• Application Deadline
  • 9 months


The Trilingual Studies: Advanced European and International Studies programme offered by the Centre international de formation européenne - CIFE is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. The programme is taught in the three working languages of the European institutions (English, French and German) and aims to educate the next generation of European decision-makers. Faithful to CIFE's motto “Learning and living Europe”, participants rotate their place of study each term, moving from Nice to Canterbury and then to Berlin. 

The programme is itinerant, international and interdisciplinary, inviting students from all over the world to gain a deep understanding of the EU’s role in an increasingly complex world. Students discover how EU institutions, policies and actors shape our world through case studies, study trips and discussing with field experts. At the end of the academic year, students have the option to pursue an internship to further their professional development.

Career prospects

Graduates of this programme work for European institutions, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, national diplomacy, consultancies, research institutes as well as for the private sector. The programme has provided them with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences required on the job market of international and European organisations. Since its foundation in 1954, over 5000 students from more than 110 countries have graduated at CIFE. The practice of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in our programme has been monitored by an official counsellor of the European Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The EU in a multipolar world
  • Policy-Making in the EU
  • Democracy, Federalism and Governance
  • Economic and Monetary Integration
  • Professional Skills Workshops



        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 9 months
          • Duration description
            A one-year programme from October to June + optional professional internship (3 to 6 months)
        • Credits
          60 ECTS

          • Credits: 60 ECTS+30 ECTS (optional internship and report)
        • Languages
          • Partially taught in English
          • Partially taught in French
          • Partially taught in German
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus
        • More information Go to the programme website

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        • Minimum required score:


          PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

        Academic Requirements

        General Requirements

        The programme is targeted at the next generation of Policy Officers in European institutions and International Organisations. The one-year programme at the crossroads of theory and practice follows a multidisciplinary approach welcoming each year an international and interdisciplinary community of students with varied backgrounds. No academic discipline is valued more highly than the others. The minimum academic requirement is a bachelor’s degree. 

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

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          8900 EUR/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
        • EU/EEA

          8900 EUR/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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        Living costs

        • Nice, France

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

          836 - 1340 EUR/month
          Living Costs
        • Canterbury, United Kingdom

          660 - 1140 GBP/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 is available for particularly qualified candidates.

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