• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    8900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    8900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English, French


The Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean studies programme is offered by Centre international de formation européenne CIFE.

The MAEIS is quintessentially an international programme. The student body constitutes a small international community: Each year, between 15 and 20 different nationalities are represented among the students. Lectures are delivered by speakers coming from a variety of countries.

It is an interdisciplinary programme. We receive students who have studied Economics, Political Science, History, Languages, but also graduates from other subjects as diverse as Natural Sciences, Engineering or the Arts. This diversity of academic background of our students makes the in-class discussions and group work during the year particularly interesting and engaging.

The teachers also come from various differing disciplines and include political scientists, lawyers, economists, historians, and sociologists.

The MAEIS prepares the students for professional life. The CIFE is in close contact with international organisations, European institutions and other actors of the European political environment. High-ranking civil servants, diplomats, and experts contribute to our teaching and acquaint the students with their daily work patterns in these organisations. We put students in contact with organisations which may be able to offer the man internship after the end of the academic year. Simulations which replicate negotiations in international institutions help prepare the students in a concrete way for their future work.

It puts a lot of emphasis on the students’ individual research. The thesis which each student has to prepare during the academic year offers the possibility to gain expertise in a specific field and helps to prepare for the real world of work. We put our students in contact with experts who can be of assistance in their research.

Our study visits provide the students with the opportunity to access specialised libraries and to discuss findings with competent personalities.


Graduates of this programme work for European institutions, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, national diplomacy, con sultancies, research institutes as well as for the private sector. The programme has provided them with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences required on the job market of international and European organisations. The Institut européen • European Institute (IE•EI) is a department of CIFE. Since its foundation, over 5000 students from more than 100 countries have graduated at the IE • EI. The practice of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in our programme has been monitored by an offi cial counsellor of the European Commission.

Programme Structure

The curriculum includes the following modules:
  • Conflict Management and Peace Making
  • Sustainable Development and Globalisation
  • Regional Integration and Transformation
  • Mediterranean Politics and Societies
  • Professional Skills Workshops

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

1. This interdisciplinary graduate programme is aimed at students who havealready completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have an active knowledge of English and French.

2. A recent certificate of a language institute (such as Institut Franais, British Council or other) IELTS/TOEFL/BULAT/DELF etc.

3. The minumum level accepted is B1 for one of the two languages and B2 for the second language.

Other documents:

  • Letter stating the candidates reasons for application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Passport-size photograph of the candidate
  • Copies of university diplomas and transcripts of records (with an official translation, if not in French or English).

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        8900 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 8900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        8900 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 8900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

      Living costs for Nice

      850 - 1,250 EUR/month
      Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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