Master in Advanced European and International Studies 2016/17 - Trilingual branch

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October 1, 2016 to December 22, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, European History / Studies, Political History / Studies

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies - trilingual branch aims at giving students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Nice to Canterbury and then to Berlin.
The trilingual branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies it taught in three different languages: French, English, and German. The programme is subdivided into three study terms followed by three months dedicated to the writing of the Master’s thesis and an internship (3 months minimum).

Overview of the year
The programme starts off in Nice and encompasses introductory classes to all of the five modules (International Relations, European Integration, Economy and Globalisation, Federalism and Governance, and Professional Skills), completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world politics events.

During the second term in Canterbury, students choose three courses among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation. At the end of the term, students write an essay for each of the three courses. A one-week study trip to the European and international organisations in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg is organised during this period.

During the third term in Berlin, the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems in international relations.  Moreover, one of the workshops takes place at the University of Rostock.

From July to the end of September, students will write a substantial Master’s thesis based on original research work.

From October onwards, students will do an internship (minimum three months). With their graduation, students become part of CIFE’s wide Alumni network.

The certification
Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year:

  • The Master in Advanced European and International Studies. This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 120 ECTS credits at Master level.
  • The degree qualification Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations). This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifi cations Framework EQF).

Admission requirements
This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have a very good knowledge of English, and at least a passive knowledge of French and German. For a full list of the documents required for the application, please see:

Regular tuitions fees for the Master in Advanced European and International Studies - trilingual branch are 9 500 €. They include: all the costs related to the application (processing of the application, administration of the students' file) and the academic services, the accommodation in Canterbury and Berlin, the travel expenses to reach the different locations of the programme, the study-trip to the European institutions and international organisations, costs for the access to documentation centres and libraries. Please note that the tuition fees do NOT include general living expenses (e.g. meals, others) and the accomodation in Nice.

How to apply
Interested students can either apply via our online application form: or download the application form at: and send the filled out form via email or via postal mail.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 1 July 2015. Do not hesistate to contact us to ask any queries on the application procedure.

Contact Info: 

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Institut Européen·European Institute
81, rue de France - 06000 NICE - France

Tél. +33 (0)4 93 97 93 73
Fax +33 (0)4 93 97 93 98

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