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One programme – three branches

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world.

The Master programme prepares students for professional life. We are in close contact with international organisations, European institutions and other actors of the European political scene. High-ranking civil servants, diplomats and experts contribute to our teaching and acquaint the students with their daily work patterns in these organisations.

The MAEIS is subdivided into three different branches: a trilingual, a Mediterranean and an Anglophone branch. Faithful to the itinerant concept of the programme, students study in three different cities over the academic year.

The Mediterranean Branch: Nice - Tunis - Istanbul

The Mediterranean branch takes place in Nice, Tunis, Istanbul plus a study trip to Rome. The one-year-programme (60 ECTS) is taught in English and French.
Teaching comprises five modules.

  • Conflict Management and Peace Making
  • Sustainable Development and Globalisation
  • Regional Integration and Transformation
  • Mediterranean Politics and Societies
  • Professional Skills Workshops

The Mediterranean branch is structured into three terms.
The first term (October to January) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five modules (Conflict Management and Peace Making, Sustainable Development and Climate Action, Regional Integration and Transformation, Mediterranean Politics and Societies as well as Professional Skills Workshops). Studying in France helps students to analyse the Euro-Mediterranean relations and regional integration from a EU perspective. Mid-term exams will take place in December.

The second term (January to April) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Our co-operation partner, the Université Internationale de Tunis, is famous for its integration of international students in Tunisia. Experts from the region will analyse Euro-Mediterranean challenges in times of transition and globalisation. A special focus will be with migration and youth policies in the Mediterranean. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the country into a role model throughout the MENA region. In Tunis, the students will finalise their written exercises in all four modules.

A study trip to Rome (February) will take place during the 2nd term. During one week, students will explore the Euro-Mediterranean region and International Politics by visiting several important institutions in the Italian capital. The study trip is organised in cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internationali (IAI), one of the leading European think tanks, and our long-term partner, the Sapienza University. University lectures will be followed by a two-day research seminar at IAI. At the crossroads of academia and politics, we will discuss with international researchers and distinguished foreign policy advisors current matters of Mediterranean policy making. Visits of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and at Farnesina, the Italian Foreign Ministry, will conclude this study week in one of the most beautiful European capitals.

The programme concludes in Istanbul, Turkey (April to July). Our partner, Istanbul Bilgi University, counts among the best private universities in the Eastern Mediterranean. A special focus will be given to the topics of Sustainable Development and Climate Action, as well as to Project Management classes. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as the last four weeks of the programme will be left at their disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation, students become part of CIFE'S worldwide Alumni network.

Admission requirements

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies, Mediterranean branch is a graduate programme, aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must give evidence of their good knowledge of English and French.

You can find more detailed information on the application procedure and apply online at
You may also have a look at the programme flyer here.

For inquiries and application, please contact

The deadline for applications for the Master programme is July 1st of the current year.

Tuition and scholarship funds

The tuition rate for the Mediterranean branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies is 8.900 €.This sum covers classes, the students’ accommodation in Nice and Tunis, parts of students’ travel expenses, the study trip as well as access to local libraries. For a detailed account please have a look at our website.

A limited number of scholarships are awarded to particularly qualified candidates who are not able to cover the cost of their studies and stay. The application form for scholarship funds is available on our website.
Students are only eligible to apply for the scholarship funds once they are accepted.


Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Institut européen-European Institute
81 rue de France
F-06000 Nice
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Information about the Mediterranean branch

Mlle Raluca Darau
Phone: 33(0)493 97 93 89

For further information see the following website.
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Who we are

CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It is one out of six institutes of higher education in Europe which receive special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union.
The Institut européen·European Institute (IE·EI)  is a department of CIFE, offering Master programmes in European integration since 1964. Every year, students from all continents and a great variety of countries enroll in its programmes, which lead to a degree at Master level (EQF 7) recognised by the French state. Over 2000 students, coming from more than 100 countries, have graduated at CIFE. They now work as Senior officials in European institutions, policy officers within the UN framework, administrators, diplomats, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists, and academic experts.