|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):||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 Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) offers a two-year Master programme. The Master in EU Studies Online is an interdisciplinary postgraduate study programme set to provide an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. It is an ideal training programme and additional qualification for professionals, postgraduates and junior officials interested in or already working in the field of European integration.
Economics, Political Sciences or EU Law.
Diploma „Master in EU Studies“ (60 ECTS credits).
The Master in EU Studies Online offers through a combination of e-learning and compact face-to-face learning phases in among others Berlin, Rome, Budapest and Brussels:
The working language is English.
Participants who successfully complete the programme receive at the end of the Master year two certifications:
The curriculum of the EOA is divided into several parts: in online courses and presence workshops.Online courses
The curriculum has been divided into three terms (trimesters):
Three compulsory introductory courses provide the necessary multidisciplinary background with regard to the development of the EU system in the first trimester.
During the second and third trimesters students choose from a range of optional courses. The optional courses give the students 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 two optional courses in both the second and the third term.
In addition to the course programme students will have the opportunity to participate in different types of offers which shall provide the participants with the practical knowledge and skills necessary for their professional development.Presence workshops
The European Online Academy is not only virtual. The core curriculum will be provided online, but face-to-face learning at four "presence workshops" (in Berlin, Rom, Budapest and Brussels). In this way face-to-face learning complements the e-learning progress. 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 fee. The amount granted will depend on the individual participant's financial situation.
Scholarships to cover the partial costs of 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:
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 participants 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 (email@example.com) or by fax (+49-30-86 00 840 20) before the application deadline (5th of September). Only on the basis of the declaration and the documents at hand the organisers will be able to examine the eligibility of the applicant.
Participants to whom we grant a scholarship will be accomodated in a twin bed room during the workshops (unless you pay the price difference for a single bedroom).
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.