European Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The European Studies programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.


The European Studies programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) will provide you with the skills and conceptual tools to engage in descriptive, explanatory and normative research and analysis of the political and administrative issues of Europe. The entire programme takes a comparative approach, looking at the interactions between national and European bodies, the place of the EU in the world, and their effects and the ideas behind these processes.

The courses you will take include Global and European Challenges, International Relations and Politics and The Global and EU Legal Framework.

You can opt for the excellent one-year European Studies Master’s programme, which has a strong focus on public administration and policy. You can also take a unique 18-month degree programme offered jointly by the University of Twente and the Institute for Political Science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, leading to a double Dutch-German degree. This programme will be succeeded by a two-year master’s progamme, starting from September 2018 onwards.


The demand for experts who understand the complexities of Europe extends well beyond Brussels. In national governments, private firms, the non-profit sector and NGOs, there is a growing need for professionals with the right knowledge, insights and skills to tackle the challenges Europe poses. A career at the European Parliament is also among the options open to you.


The programme holds both NVAO and EAPAA accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
    Global and European ChallengesThe International and Legal FrameworkInternational Relations and Politics FrameworkRegulatory Design and Implementation Beyond the Nation State

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

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    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

    Bachelor of Science in a related discipline like Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law or Public Administration.Copy of diplomaTranscript of recordsCGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalentCopy of table of contents of textbooksEnglish summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)Sufficient mastery of the English language.High level of motivation and commitment.Resume (Europass)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Enschede

  • 650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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