Application information

The programme is open for application between the middle of October and the middle of January every year.

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Admission to the program requires the following:

  1. a Bachelor's degree in humanities or social sciences or the equivalent. Read more about how to document your Bachelor degree here.
  2. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to English 6 (read more here).

Programme-specific documents

In order to be considered for admission, you must also provide us with the following documents:

A text of maximum 500 words, written in English, that describes the fit between the program’s academic orientation and goals and the prospective student’s qualifications and future career ambitions. In other words, you must broadly answer two questions:

  1. How do my qualifications, both academic and outside the academia (civil society involvement, professional activities), make me a good candidate for the Master of Arts in European Studies?
  2. How do the programme’s structure and goals help me further my personal career goals?

The letter should also make a case for your communication skills. The text should be written in a grammatically correct, well-structured fashion and should showcase your abilities with relevant examples.

Two letters from persons who have known the prospective student in her/his academic capacity and can evaluate her/his competence.

The letters of recommendation must be written in English on the official stationery of the university or institute the referrer represents. The letter must state clearly the name of the student, in the format Letter of Recommendation for … [name of applicant] The referrer must answer the following questions:

  • In what capacity do you know the applicant?
  • What is your assessment of the applicant’s academic development and achievements?
  • What is your assessment of the applicant’s intellectual ability?
  • What is your assessment of the applicant’s ability to work independently?
  • What is your assessment of the applicant’s academic and personal suitability for our Master of Arts in European Studies?
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, what is your assessment of the applicant’s proficiency in the English language?

The letter must include the name and contact information (including email and telephone) of the referrer.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on the following:

  • academic qualifications (grades)
  • statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation

In addition, experience of work, studies and/or internships in relevant countries is an advantage and will also be taken into consideration.

Tuition fees

When applying online non-EEA students will be required to pay an application fee. If admitted, non-EEA students will be required to pay before their enrollment the fee covering the first semester of their program.

More information about the tuition fees, payment options, scholarships and funding can be found at


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our academic advisor.

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