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How to Apply for the MAEIS Applied European Policy and Governance Studies


Entry Requirements

Academic requirements
The programme is targeted at the next generation of Policy Officers in European Institutions and International Organisations. The one-year programme at the crossroads of theory and practice follows a multidisciplinary approach welcoming each year an international and interdisciplinary community of students with varied backgrounds. No academic discipline is valued more highly than the others. The minimum academic requirement is a Bachelor’s degree.

Language requirements
The programme is taught in two languages: French and English. Therefore, candidates must have an active command of English and French. Students choosing the trilingual option also need German language proficiency. The following documents are required:


  • The test report from one of the following institutions issued no more than two years prior to your course start date.  
    IELTS test report at 6.5 overall and with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening
    PTE Academic test report at 62 overall, including 60 in each subtest
    Cambridge English at 176 overall in Advanced (C1) or Proficiency (C2) with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening
    TOEFL iBT at 90 overall with a minimum of 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Listening.
  • Qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree in a majority English-speaking country.

Please note, all candidates requiring a visa to study in the UK must take the test in a UK Visas and Immigration Approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) Centre. See: UK Visas.


  • A recent certificate from a language school or institute (e.g. Institut Français)
  • At least one reference from your professor(s), stating your level of language competence
  • A certificate proving that you have studied at least one academic year at a French-speaking university.


  • Students choosing the trilingual option shall submit proof of German language proficiency accordingly.

Please note that if the applicant is a national of a majority English, French or German-speaking country, a certificate of the language in question is not required. Other exemptions may be applied on an individual basis, with appropriate documentation.

How to Apply

Required documents
Candidates must submit their application accompanied by all the following documents which can be presented in English, French or German:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Copies of your original University degree(s) and Transcript of Records + English, French or German translations, if not written in one of these three languages
  • If applicable, a list of your research papers, areas of research interest and practical experience (max. 1 page)
  • Two letters of recommendation written preferably by recent professors or supervisors
  • Documents certifying adequate knowledge of the required languages as stated above in language requirements

Application procedure
The easiest way to apply is by filling out the online application form, where you can directly upload all the supporting documents in PDF format. On your individual account you will be able to save, edit and review your application before submitting it.  

The CIFE student services will support you as much as possible to ensure a smooth and flexible procedure, including the possibility to apply and submit documents that are currently not available at a later stage. If you cannot submit all requested documents at once, please get in touch with the student services (see contact details below).

Alternatively, you can send us the application form    or   
with all the supporting documents via e-mail or regular mail.
Please note that we can only process your application after having received ALL the required documents.
If you are also applying for a CIFE Scholarship, please send the application to together with the required documents as soon as possible after having submitted your online application. If you are sending the general application by e-mail or post, please make sure to send the scholarship application simultaneously.
In case you have not yet finalised your undergraduate degree at the time of application, please include a document stating the date of your upcoming graduation. In order to enroll for one of CIFE’s programmes, you are obliged to have completed your Bachelor studies by the end of September of the current year at the latest.

The application process will include an (online) interview with the Programme Director. ​Candidates will be selected by the Admissions Committee, headed by the Director General of CIFE. The selection committee meets regularly to examine incoming applications. Your scholarship application, if any, will be decided separately by the Scholarship Committee.

Contact information
For more information and to submit your application (if you do not apply online), please contact the Student Service Manager of the programme by e-mail or by regular mail:

  CIFE - Institut européen • European Institute
  Student Services
  Applied European Policy and Governance Studies
  81, rue de France - 06000 Nice, France

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