University of Luxembourg

Master in European Governance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, French


Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the innovative bilingual (English/French) Master In European Governance at the University of Luxembourg distinctively combines:

  • a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy
  • a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration;
  • a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making.
The programme permits students:
  • To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy).
  • To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods
  • To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.)
  • To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities)
  • To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context
Career Possibilities
  • European institutions
  • National, regional and local administrations
  • Multinational corporations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Consultancy
  • Lobbying
  • Journalism
  • Education/Research

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Histoire économique et sociale de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale jusqu'à l'aube du nouveau Millenium
  • Politique Comparée
  • Research Techniques in Political Science
  • Foundations of Research in Political Science
  • International Political Economy
  • The EU Political System
Semester 2
  • Regionalisms in World Politics
  • Multi-Level Governance in Europe
  • EU Law 
  • Politique et religions en Europe (optional)
  • The Political Economy of European Integration (optional)
  • International Relations (optional)
  • Borders, Flows and Securities 
  • Innovations démocratiques 
  • European Integration, Capitalism and the Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe
For more info please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Submit a detailed application dossier which must include the following:

  • Full (certified) transcripts of all previous University-level studies
  • A letter of motivation (maximum 500 words in either English or French).
  • Two confidential letters of reference commenting on your aptitude to complete the proposed course of study. These letters should normally be from professors / lecturers able to evaluate your previous academic performance. Professional references may, however, be substituted where appropriate. Please enclose the letters in sealed envelopes (signed on the back by the referee) with your application.
  • Proof of the requisite linguistic competence:
  • You must demonstrate a very high level of competence in at least one of English or French. This may be certified through:
    • the successful completion of previous secondary or post-secondary studies at recognised institution in which English or French was a principal medium of instruction
    • standardised testing, such as TOEFL (iBT 90 minimum) or IELTS (6.5) in the case of English, or DALF (level C1) in the case of French.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 400 International
  • EUR 400 EU/EEA


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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