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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. Students study in three different cities over the academic year.

The Trilingual Branch: Nice - Canterbury - Berlin

The trilingual branch takes place in Nice, Canterbury and Berlin. The programme (120 ECTS) which stretches over four terms plus an internship (3 additional months minimum) is taught in English, French and German.
Teaching comprises five modules.

  • International Relations
  • European Integration
  • Economy and Globalisation
  • Federalism and Governance
  • Professional Skills Workshops

The trilingual branch is structured into three terms:
The programme starts off in Nice (October–January). The first term encompasses introductory classes to all  of the five modules (International Relations, European Integration, Economy and Globalisation, Federalism and Governance, and Professional Skills), completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world politics events. This term is concluded with a mid-term exam at the beginning of January.

The second term takes place in Canterbury, UK (January–April) in co-operation with the University of Kent. During this term, students choose three courses among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation. At the end of the term, students write an essay for each of the three courses. A one-week study trip to the European and international organisations in Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg is organised during this period.

During the third term in Berlin (April–July), the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems through several thematic workshops. Our partner in Berlin, the Institut für Europäische Politik, provides a dialogue with European integration experts and offers an insight into political life in Berlin. Moreover, one of the workshops takes place at the University of Rostock. The third term concludes with a final oral examination.

From July to the end of September, students will write a substantial Master’s thesis based on original research work. From October onwards, students will do an internship (minimum three months). The internship can be accomplished in a European institution, an international organisation, national diplomacy, consultancies, non-governmental organisations or research institutes. At the end of the internship, students submit a substantial internship report, which is assessed by a board of examiners.

Admission requirements

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies, trilingual 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 prove at least a passive knowledge of the other two working languages, French and German.

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 15th of the current year.

Tuition and scholarship funds

The tuition rate for the trilingual branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies is 9.500 €. This sum covers classes, the students’ accommodation in Canterbury and Berlin, 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 trilingual branch
Mme Marie Mirkovic
Phone: 33(0)493 97 93 73

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.