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Master in Transnational Governance

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The applicant must have obtained, or be in process of obtaining, an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent, of at least 180 ECTS credits) before the starting date of the master’s programme.

It is not possible to be enrolled in the Master in Transnational Governance and another academic programme at the same time, unless a specific joint degree programme exists between the EUI and the relevant university or institution.

Applicants must have a B2 level of English proficiency or above to attend the programme.


Type of Certificate Minimum test score considered equivalent to level B2 of the CEFR by the STG
IELTS Academic Overall score from 6.5
Cambridge English: First (FCE) Grade B (overall score from 175)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Grade A, B, C
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Grade A, B, C
TOEFL iBT Overall score from 91
PTE Academic Overall score from 62


The application must be submitted via the interactive online application form and include the following supporting documents:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the Degree(s) diploma
  • Copy of a Transcript of records
  • Statement of purpose
  • English international language certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of an identity document (If you you hold more than one nationality, please attach the copy of all yourpassports/ID cards proving nationalities). 
  • Other qualifications supported by a certificate (if applicable)
  • 2 Letters of reference from academics
  • Video presentation. The video presentation enables the Selection Committee to develop a more accurate judgement of your scholarly knowledge, academic interest, experiences and language skills. The only requirements for the video presentation are of technical nature. The video must be up to 1 minute long and it must not exceed 30 Mb. It is up to you to choose the content that best complements your Statement of Purpose. In the video you must introduce yourself and concisely explain your motivation for applying to our master’s programme. You can use photos to support your statements but, as it is a video presentation, most of the content should focus on you talking to the camera. 

During the selection procedure the Selection Committee will assess your:

  • Academic record: cumulative grade-point average / grade trends.     
  • Academic and non-academic experience: educational background, life experiences, leadership roles, community service and/or civic engagement.      
  • Individual attributes: intellectual curiosity, leadership skills, language skills.     
  • Overall compatibility level and potential for success within the learning environment of the EUI School of Transnational Governance

The Selection Committee bases its work on the documentation submitted by the candidate and assesses merit for admission and access to any of the STG support opportunities within the context of the candidate’s academic and personal circumstances.

The selection process takes place in three stages:

Stage I: Pre-screening. During the first stage, the STG Admissions Officer pre-screens applications for completeness. The STG Admissions Officer receives, processes, files and prepares all documentation in the necessary format. Upon completion of the pre-screening process, the STG Admissions Officer draws up the preliminary shortlist and submits it to the Selection Committee with the respective application files.

Stage II: Screening and selection. The second stage falls under the responsibility of the Selection Committee and consists of the comparative review of the application files.

Stage III: Post-selection procedures. After completing the comparative review, the Selection Committee produces the final ranking lists, which are the ranking list of selected candidates and the reserve-ranking list of selected candidates. The Selection Committee submits these final lists to the Admissions Officer, who notifies each candidate in writing of the decision of the Selection Committee. Depending on the outcome of the selection procedure, candidates may receive:

  • a place offer as a beneficiaries of one of the STG support opportunities;
  • a provisional place offer which shall be confirmed on completion of the financial requirements;
  • a conditional place offer (final or provisional) which shall be confirmed  on completion of the academic / degree requirements;
  • a rejection letter. 

If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the application process and how to proceed, email us at [email protected], and one of our representatives will get back to you.

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