|Application deadline:||5 September|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|More information:||Go to university website|
|Duration part-time:||24 months|
|Student interaction:||Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)|
|Attendance:||Regular mandatory meetings|
|Teacher support:||Continuous support with feedback on request|
The CIFE's European Online Academy offers a two-year Master programme. Its Master in EU Studies Online is set to provide an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. This Master is an ideal training programme and additional qualification for young professionals, postgraduates and junior officials interested in or already working in the field of European integration.
The Master in EU Studies Online offers a unique methodological approach through a combination of e-learning and compact face-to-face learning phases in among others Berlin, Rome, Budapest and Brussels:
Degree and Recognition
The curriculum of the first year has been divided into three terms (trimesters). The aim of the first year is to to gain an enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process and up-to-date insight into proceedings and policy areas, EU institutions, EU Law and Economics.
Three compulsory introductory courses will provide the necessary multidisciplinary background with regard to the development of the EU system in the first trimester.
2nd and 3rd term
During the second and third trimesters participants choose from a range of optional and compulsory courses. These courses will give the participants the opportunity to study a specific area of interest in depth. In order to meet the requirements for completion of the programme, each participant must follow at least three courses in both the second and the third term.
In addition to the course programme participants will have the opportunity to participate in different types of offers which shall provide them with the practical knowledge and skills necessary for their professional development.
During the second year of the Master in EU Studies the core subjects of the Master programme are: Economics, Political Sciences and EU Law. Participants have the possibilíty to specialise in one of the core subjects.
The European Online Academy is not only virtual but also offers face-to-face time with renowned EU-experts. The core curriculum will be provided online, but face-to-face learning at four "presence workshops" (in Berlin, Rome, Budapest and Brussels) during the frist year and three during the second year (Istanbul, Berlin and Nice) will complement the e-learning process. All module contents are dealing with relevant and up-to-date issues and go beyond "classic" lectures and seminars. The EOA hence offers an advanced and innovative way of teaching and studying EU-related issues.
The programme involves recognised experts with academic and practical backgrounds who present their courses online and during the presence workshops. Our experts belong to such prestigious institutions as:
A limited number of scholarships are available to reduce the financial burden of the course fees. The amount granted will depend on the individual participant's financial situation.
Scholarships to cover partial costs of the tuition can be granted by different organisations, depending on the nationality of the applicant and other features.
In some countries candidates may obtain scholarships from their (ex)universities or from organisations such as, for example: Soros Foundation (for students from Central and Eastern Europe), D.A.A.D. (for German students), D.E.S (for British students), Rotary International Foundation, etc.
If you want to apply for a scholarship in these organisations, we recommend to check deadlines and application procedures carefully and thouroughly and to contact them directly.
The European Online Academy also recommends its students to contact national foundations, national ministries, regional and local authorities, international and national organisations and similar in order to find other forms of financial help.
Applicants who apply for a scholarship are asked to declare their eligibility for a scholarship in the application form and prove their eligibility by sending a copy of their tax assessment notice or any other comparable document by email or by fax. Only on the basis of the declaration and the documents at hand the Selection Committee will be able to examine the eligibility of the applicant and to decide on the amount of the scholarship.
Participants to whom we grant a scholarship will be accommodated in a twin bed room during the workshops.
Who We Are
Over 60 years, we have been unstinting advocates of European integration through our international and interdisciplinary study programmes.
CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union.
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. The graduates of CIFE’s Master’s programmes work as Senior officials in European institutions, policy officers within the UN framework, administrators, diplomats, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists, and academic experts.
CIFE has a vision
CIFE firmly believes that European integration is an historical achievement, a model of how people may live together in mutual tolerance and respect, in peace, in prosperity and with a shared responsibility. CIFE’s share of responsibility in a Europe looking towards the future, is to teach and learn about European integration and to enable students to share this knowledge, over and above pure scientific interest.
CIFE itself lives up to what it teaches : Its staff is international, with employees from France and Germany, Belgium and Italy, Lithuania and Bulgaria, Poland and Turkey. With offices in Nice and Berlin, in Brussels and Rome as well as in Istanbul, CIFE’s decentralised, almost federal structure allows for autonomous teams to run academic programmes to meet specific requirements, and yet binds the whole team together in terms of its European commitment.
In CIFE’s vision of Europeans living together, federal structures would best allow for a reasonable balance between diversity and unity. The choice of federalism means an ongoing, open process of addressing each problem, each task and challenge, at the level of governance best suited to deal with it – led by the principle of subsidiarity. Understood in this way, federalism is a method, an attitude, which must be continuously under review. CIFE is committed to this open-end method of reshaping the European model, together with its global academic network of colleagues and its students from all continents.