Tricontinental Master in Global Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)


The university course is aimed at graduates who gained their first university degree in business studies and who are interested in international and intercultural issues. The course should qualify them for a leadership position in international companies or organisations as well as, if applicable, for achieving a doctorate.

Job profile

Due to the very high qualification gained with the degree, the course Tricontinental Master in Global Studies opens up career opportunities both at home and abroad. The graduates will be extensively prepared for leadership and project tasks in companies, especially in the international context. Working for international organisations (for example, in non-governmental and non-profit organisations) is also conceivable. The career possibilities range from the classic business management areas to interface tasks (especially corporate governance, strategy, planning and project management), as well as careers in diverse fields such as politics (international organisations, professional associations, consulting etc.). The master’s degree furthermore qualifies the student to start working on a doctoral thesis.

Programme Structure

Business, economic, legal, cultural and political aspects combined with extensive methodical knowledge are imparted to the students. All lectures are held in English. An essential feature of this programme is that the first three semesters are completed jointly by all students in three different locations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    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

Successful completion of a bachelor’s or diploma degree programme in the fields of business administration, economics, management or a comparable subject comprising at least 180 ECTS as well as very good English skills. 

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 1500 International
  • EUR 1500 EU/EEA


Erasmus Mundus scholarships were awarded to students and scholars of EU4M until 2012. The scholarships were available for EU and non-EU students.

As the scholarships granted every year by the European Union (EACEA) ended with the 2012 cohort, we are helping our applicants to find other scholarships.

Here you can find a non-exhaustive list (sorted by region of origin) of some institutions offering scholarships for students willing to study in Europe:


  • DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst - DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Its aim is to encourage outstanding young students and academics from abroad to come to Germany to study.

  • Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM

Scholarship from the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Only for applicants going to Germany for their first or second year.

  • Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries. The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants.

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  • CSC (China)

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution with legal person status affiliated with the Ministry of Education. Provides financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad.

  • Asian Development Bank

The projects of the ADB are constantly evolving, some of them refer to scholarship programs for Asian students willing to study abroad.


  • AIFS Study Abroad (USA)

AIFS Study Abroad is a division of the American Insititute For Foreign Study (AIFS). AIFS organizes cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year.

  • SIT Graduate Institute (USA)

World Learning's SIT Graduate Institute offers internationally focused, full-time and low-residency master’s degrees, as well as certificate and professional development programmes. Average scholarships range between $500 and $5,000 for US citizens and permanent residents and between $10,000 and $15,000 for international students.

  • FEA (USA)

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

  • Gilman International Scholarship (USA)

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

  • International Education Fund (USA)

Full-time enrolled U.S. undergraduates who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university are eligible to apply for IEF support to enable their participation in study abroad programs worldwide.

  • Boren Awards (USA)

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.


  • Organización de Estados Americanos - OEA

The OAS Academic Scholarship Program grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Research leading to a degree.
  • Colfuturo (Colombia)

Colfuturo has a scholarship loan program for master studies, comprising a maximum of US$ 25.000 per year and for a maximum of two years. Students can apply for a 50% waiver of the loan once they return to Colombia. Colfuturo also has several agreements with third-party institutions who can eventually lead to full scholarships.

  • ICETEX (Colombia)

Instituto Colombiano de Crédito Educativo y Estudios Técnicos en el Exterior, is an institution that promotes higher education in Colombia by granting loans to students and collecting and centralizing scholarships from third-party institutions worldwide.
  • Colciencias (Colombia)

Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, promotes public policies to promote R&D in Colombia.

  • SENESCYT (Ecuador)

Complete Scholarships to study a Master o Doctor degree in an international University.

  • CONACyT (Mexico)

The Mexican Council for Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACyT) offers full scholarships for Mexican students that want to study a Master’s Degree or PhD, or do research abroad in the fields of science and technology.

  • FIDERH (Mexico)

The Banco de México provides special loans for students that want to pursue a postgraduate programme abroad. The duration can be up to 36 months for study or research.

  • FUNED (Mexico)

Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia, offers scholarships and student loans for Mexican university graduates who want to study their full-time Master in Mexico or abroad.

  • DGCIN (Argentina)

The DGCIN (Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional) spread calls for Argentine citizens, Graduate Academic Scholarship and Professional Development Courses offered by foreign countries, agencies and international organizations.

  • CONICET (Argentina)

The CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) is an Argentine government agency which directs and co-ordinates most of the scientific and technical research done in universities and institutes by funding scientific research and granting scholarships among others.

Europe (Spain)

  • Gobierno del Principado de Asturias: http:/
  • Universidad de Oviedo:
  • Gobierno de Navarra:
  • Fundación Barrié:
  • Fundacion Cristina Masaveu:

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.