18 months
5051 USD/year
3859 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in European Studies (MES) from University of Malaya aims to provide a holistic understanding of modern Europe and its major representative regional organisation – the European Union.


The courses taught in this European Studies programme from University of Malaya provide a holistic perspective on Europe’s distinctive history and how it began to transform during the twentieth century and witnessed several new political, security, and economic changes. 

Another interesting feature of this programme is that it offers perspectives on Europe both from within and outside. This is facilitated by academic collaborative exercises offered by the AEI in-house experts and Europe-based professors, scholars, and policy makers. 

A distinct feature of the Master in European Studies programme is that rather than being deeply embedded in history alone, it offers a blend of historical, modern international relations, regionalism, and political economy perspectives. In doing so, the programme pays due attention to the European Union and its affiliate regional and inter-regional initiatives.

As a post graduate programme, the educational objectives (PEO) that AEI hopes to prepare its graduates for are as follows:

  • PEO 1: Graduates will be employed in relevant positions pertaining to the EU and other related fields.
  • PEO 2: Graduates will engage in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and interdisciplinary learning appropriate for government, organizations, industry, and academia.
  • PEO 3: Graduates will contribute to sustainable development and the well-being of society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regionalism and Regionalisation
  • Regionalism in Europe
  • Modern Europe
  • The Making of Modern Southeast Asia
  • ASEAN and Regional Security
  • ASEAN and Economic Integration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.00 or its equivalent.
  • OR 
  • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA between 2.70 to 2.99 and fulfil at least one (1) criterion as follows:
  • Universiti Malaya graduate;
  • Has at least one (1) year of working experience in related field;
  • Has produced publications in the related fields;
  • Scholarship recipient;
  • Government agency staff;
  • Pass the interview conducted by the Faculty; or
  • Pass the special assessment by the Faculty
  • OR 
  • Bachelor's degree with a CGPA between 2.50 to 2.69 and fulfil the criteria (one (1) criterion for UM graduate or two (2) criteria for non-UM graduate)
  • English Language Requirement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5051 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7577 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    3859 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5789 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • Local: RM 25,900
  • International: RM 33,900

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

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


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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