12 months
6600 EUR/year
3900 EUR/year
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The Master in Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration at KU Leuven offers both academic rigor and reputation with EU practitioner insight. This programme is a one-year Advanced Masters that builds on the international reputation of KU Leuven and develops a course that prepares students for careers in governments, international bodies and research. 

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This one-year, postgraduate Master in Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration at KU Leuven has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European countries on the other. In promoting comparative approaches, MEPP not only seeks to strengthen cognitive capacities and analytical skills, but also to foster an open-minded attitude towards diversity.

Career perspectives

This intensive, one-year programme is the ideal preparation for a career in the field of European policy and public administration. Graduated students go on to pursue a number of interesting careers at all levels of governments (federal, local, regional) and in European and international institutions or interest groups. Graduates also find careers in non-governmental organisations, pressure groups and the private sector. The MEPP-programme can also be considered as a preparation for PhD research in political science and public administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Union Policy-making
  • Comparative Public Administration in Europe
  • Comparative Public Management in Europe
  • Comparative Public Policy in Europe
  • Pressure Groups in the European Union
  • Current Issues in European Politics, Policy and Government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Diploma(s)/transcripts and legalized translation: The applicant must upload PDF scans of his/her original diploma(s) and transcript(s) of academic records. If the documents are not in English, Dutch, French or German, please arrange for the documents to be translated by a registered translator. These documents must also be certified by the educational institution that issued them or by a national authority. If the applicant has not graduated yet, a proof of provisional graduation issued by the university and the intermediate official transcript(s) should be uploaded.
  • Grade Translation.
  • CV and Letter of Motivation: A two-page letter in English motivating your interest in the programme.
  • Experience Statement: Statement (and if possible, proof) on previous research experience, experience with writing papers or a dissertation, preferably in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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