European Studies

METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
224 USD/year
36 USD/year
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The objective of this interisciplinary Master of Science in European Studies at METU Middle East Technical University  is to provide students with specialized knowledge on political, legal, social and economic aspects of European integration.


After the World War II, European Union (EU), as a new regional cooperation shaped in the Western Europe, has become one of the most important models of regional integration in the World with its extensive institutional structure and extending policy areas. While the legal, political and economic aspects of the European integration process were primary along the Cold War era, with the 1990s foreign policy, security and defense has become important aspects beside internal policy developments. 

With the mid 1980s, EU has turned towards restructuring its relations with the countries out of the union by means of enlargement policies. When looking from these sides, European integration is a multi dimensional project with its political, economic, legal, social and cultural integration aspects.

Therefore, this multi dimensionality brings the European Studies into an interdisciplinary position. The Master of Science in European Studies at METU Middle East Technical University gained the necessity of being a distinct specializing area in the graduate level because of the changing position of Turkey after the Helsinki Summit.

 We can list the aims of the Graduate Program In European Studies, prepared as an answer to that necessity as:

  • to help forming specialist managerial staff about different aspects of the European integration and EU in different institutions and establishments
  • to make EU policies in the post-Helsinki period examined and understood by getting touch with EU authorities
  • to constitute a public opinion about EU and Turkey-EU relations by means of internal and external seminars and conferences
  • to determine the changes that Turkey will encounter in policies and constitutional contexts during the integration process.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • State and Society in Europe
  • Politics of European Integration
  • Economics of European Integration
  • Politics of Migration in Europe
  • State and society in Europe
  • Politics of European integration
  • Inst. And law of the European union
  • Economics of European integration
  • Globalization and the new geopolitics after
  • The crash: locating Europe in the present
  • Dev. of European identity and the European
  • Union
  • Politics of migration in Europe
  • European Union environment and natural
  • Resources policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS

Without a thesis: 60 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee Receipt
    • English Proficiency Exam Score
    • Graduate Exams
    • Reference Letters
    • Transcript
    • Letter of Intention
    • Recognition Letter - only for non-Turkish citizens who graduated from any abroad university
    • Equivalence Letter - only for Turkish citizens who studied in any abroad university

Tuition Fee

  • International

    224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester


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European Studies
METU Middle East Technical University