Master in European Studies

Is your dream to take up a leading role in an NGO, in an international consultancy, join the European Commission or European Union administration? Then this master is the right choice for you. With lecturers from the EU, EU representations and politicians you will gain deep and first hand insights how Europe works. This is not only exciting knowledge, but very helpful if you see your future in a connected role.

Many of our alumni found their job in Brussles, related-roles in their country of origin, or Germany due to the insights and network gained in our programme. You will learn more about politics, the economy, law and administration of Europe. The master tackles the key challenges that the European Union and its member states as well as international partners have to face in those areas.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a new student in our very established programme with more than 15 years of experience. If this sounds interesting to you, fill out the form and receive more information.

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Your benefits

  • International Student Assistance (ISA)
  • Close contact with EU representatives
  • Intensive seminar in Brussels
  • "Meet the Europeans" in Bremen
  • International network
  • German language course (optional)


  •  Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, politics, public law or  (240 ECTS or less under conditions)
  •  A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience after first degree
  •  High English proficiency (IELTS 6.0, or TOEFL iBT min. 80)
  •  Letter of motivation
  •  Letter of recommendation
  •  All documents must be provided in English
  •  Funding for tuition fees and living costs

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Key Facts - Master in European Studies

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Master of Arts
Degree - Master of Arts

Upon completion of this postgraduate management degree, you will earn your Master’s in Arts. You will have high order skills in analysis and critical evaluation. The IGC encourages students to solve complex problems and think independently. You need to hold an undergraduate degree in order to receive admission.

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Language - English

As the language of education is English, very good English knowledge is required. Please be advised that while it is possible to complete your degree without any German language knowledge, most local jobs will require German skills. For this reason, if you plan to work in Germany following your studies, we recommend that you take advantage of our free German courses.

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October 2022
Start - October 2022

The program begins in the winter semester. Our introductory events and courses start in October, so please make sure to plan accordingly. The summer semester begins after a short break in March. Starting in May, you can use the lecture-free period to work on your master’s thesis.

Duration & Type
2 semesters / full-time
Duration & Type - 2 semesters / full-time

You can complete your studies in two semesters as a full-time student.

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Accreditation - AQAS

Accreditation of our degree programs is very important to us. For this reason, we regularly have our programs reviewed for quality by independent external agencies. The Master in European Studies is accredited by the agency AQAS (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e.V.). Since 2002, this agency has accredited most of the study programs at public universities in Germany.

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Group size
About 25 students
Group size - About 25 students

Our classes take place in small groups of about 25 students. This gives you the opportunity to maintain close contact with teachers and lecturers and facilitates cooperation and intercultural exchange among fellow-students.

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Tuition fee
9,800 Euro
Tuition fee - 9,800 Euro

The tuition for the intake 2022 is 9,800 euros for the entire course, plus an additional semester fee of roughly 390 euros per semester (as of 01/2022). The semester fee covers your student ticket that entitles you to free public transportation in Bremen, as well as to Lower Saxony and Hamburg.

To get more information about financing your studies, discounts or arranging a personalized payment plan, please see the menu item finance.

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Application deadline
July 31, 2022
Application deadline - July 31, 2022

The application deadline for the intake 2022 is July, 31 of the same year. Application submission is possible online only using our application tool. We look forward to receiving your application, even if you don’t yet have all of your documents available to you.

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    Origin: Albania

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    Origin: Iran

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    Origin: Mexico

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    Origin: Germany

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    Origin: Mexico

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    Origin: Turkey

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  • No doubt, the MES gave me a profound knowledge and exposure about European affiars, but the thing which I value the most is the inspiration which I got from my professors to know more, to understand more, and to apply the knowledge in my professional and personal life.

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