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 on Master in Transnational Governance and another academic programme at the same time, unless a specific joint degree programme exists between the EUI and that university or institution.

A minimum a B2 level of English proficiency is required 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 (In case you hold a dual nationality, please attach the copy of a second passport/ID card proving the second nationality). 
  • Other qualifications supported by a certificate (if applicable)
  • 2 Letters of reference from academics
  • Video presentation: serving the purpose of enabling 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, up to 1 minute and the document shall not exceed 30 Mb. Otherwise, it is up to you to choose the content which is recommended to complement your Statement of Purpose. Generally, you shall introduce yourself and explain concisely your motivation for applying to our Master's programme. You can use photos to support your statements but, being 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: education 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 will base its work on the documentation submitted by the candidates and will assess merit for admission and access to any of the STG support opportunities as viewed in the context of the candidate’s academic and personal circumstances.

The selection process takes place in three consecutive stages:

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

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 Upon the completion of the comparative review, the Selection Committee will produce the final ranking lists: the ranking list of selected candidates and the reserve-ranking list of selected candidates. The Selection Committee will submit those final lists to the Admissions Officer, who shall notify in writing each candidate of the decision of the Selection Committee. Depending on the outcome of the selection procedure, candidates may receive: 

  • a place offer for the beneficiaries of one of the STG support opportunities;
  • a provisional place offer whose validation is conditional on completion of the financial requirements;
  • a conditional place offer (final or provisional) whose validation is contingent on completion of degree requirements; 
  • a rejection letter.
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