Master in Transnational Governance

Programme Start Date




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  • Start date: 1 September 
  • Application deadline: 31 January 
  • Duration: 22 months full-time
  • Academic credits: 120 ETCS
  • Tuition fee: 14.000 Euros per academic year for both EU and non-EU citizens. Scholarships and financial support available.
  • English language requirements: B2 level of English proficiency
  • Location: Palazzo Buontalenti, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  • 15 October: Online applications open
  • 26 February: Application deadline. Candidates must provide all supporting documents and reference letters
  • 1 March - 15 April: Selection. Comparative review of candidates' files
  • 16 April onwards: Notification. Candidates are notified regarding admission
  • 3 May: Enrolment deadline. Deadline to confirm enrolment and registration with payment of the tuition fee deposit
  • 31 May: First year tuition fee (non EU-citizens). First year tuition fees balance
  • 30 June: First year tuition fee (EU-citizens). First year tuition fees balance
  • End of August/ Early September: On-campus registration


Boot Camp and Welcome Orientation Week

The Boot Camp and Welcome Orientation Week kick off the academic year prior to the beginning of first-year classes at the end of September. It offers the opportunity for the students to meet the faculty and get to know other students. The Boot Camp has two main components: an academic one and a practical one. The Boot Camp's academic component will offer the students insights into transnational governance as it is taught in the programme. Whereas, the practical side introduces the students into the EUI's social activities, and useful information about being a member of the EUI-STG community and life in Florence.

First year: Foundation Coursework

During the first year, students will acquire strong and interdisciplinary foundations in Transnational Law, Politics and Institutions, Economics, and a historical perspective on Transnational Governance. They will understand the emergence, actors and practices of Transnational Governance; the drivers of the contemporary shift in global interdependence and its implications for democratic systems.


In between the first year foundation courses and the second year consolidation elective specialisations, students will explore internship opportunities with myriad partner organisations, and are encouraged to bring forward opportunities of specific interests to them.

Second-year: specialisations, electives and Master project

During the second year, students will have the opportunity to specialise in one of the areas related to transnational governance offered by the programme. Additionally, they will also have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of events, talks, workshops and lectures to advance their expertise and professional development

Furthermore, to conclude their studies, each student will choose whether to write an academic-focused Master thesis or to work on the development of a practical-oriented Capstone Report.

  • Public Leadership, Management and Administration
  • International Political Economy and Regulation
  • Politics, Democracy and Citizenship
  • Peace, Conflict and Security
  • Digitalisation, Technology and Media
  • Climate, Migration and Health
  • Gender and Diversity (as of 2022)


Between the first and the second year, students will acquire practical experiences in a professional environment, within the framework of an internship either with one of the School’s partner organisations, or with opportunities of specific interests to them. The internship awards 10 ECTS for a minimum of 300 hours and is a compulsory part of the programme. If the student chooses to design a capstone project as part of its final course work, they can already start working on it during the internship. 


Students are equipped with all the practical skills they need to build an excellent career, preparing them to hold leadership and management positions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations, research institutions and private sector multi-national companies.

We regard professional development as an integral part of our programme. To complement the foundational knowledge acquired in the courses, we offer a wide range of training opportunities in:

  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Team work
  • Ethics in Policy-making
  • Career and CV tutoring

As part of the second year course work, students will have the unique opportunity to participate to a range of executive education and training programmes, enabling professional networking and career-defining traineeship opportunities.


The EUI is among 24 Italian universities who have signed on to the UNHCR project 'Corridors for Refugees' (UNICORE). The project, now in its third year, will enable 43 refugees from Ethiopia to begin degree courses in universities across Italy. As part of the programme, selected participants will get the opportunity to join the STG's Master of Arts in Transnational Governance.

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