We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. We recommend prospective students to apply as soon as possible, as the selection will be closed once the full quota of maximum 40 qualifying candidates is reached.
The IES Selection Committee aims at providing a decision within two weeks from receiving all the application documents and letters of reference duly completed. You will receive the decision both by e-mail and by post.
The Master in European Integration is, in the terminology of the Bologna European educational area, a post-graduate “Master after Master” programme. Our courses are not a part of the regular Master degree programmes of the university.
- A university degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social, Economic or Political Sciences, Business, Law and/or Contemporary History consisting of a programme of at least 240 ECTS.
If your degree is not within these disciplines, relevant work experience in these or related fields may qualify.
- Excellent academic results for both prior degrees of 70% (2nd class honours upper division, Belgian equivalent; upper 2:1 UK equivalent, 2.8/4 GPA).
The Programme’s language of instruction is English. Non-native English speakers need to provide proof that their knowledge of English meets one of the following four requirements:
- TOEFL-test [min. score 233 (computer-based) min. score 90 (internet-based) min.score 577 (paper-based)]
- Academic IELTS: 7.0
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – CPE
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English – CAE (grade B)
- ITACE (at the VUB) – C1
Please complete and upload the following, so that we can process your application as soon as possible:
- The application form. Which can be downloaded here (Word doc) and here (Pdf doc).
- A copy of your latest degree obtained
- A copy of your academic file, i.e. transcripts of records obtained in the last two years of study
- A certificate of proficiency in English (if non-native speaker)
- Two reference letters (may also be sent separately to the IES by the referees)
- A copy of passport or ID card
- A photograph
In addition to the affordable tuition, the Programme itself offers a limited number of scholarships.
IES Scholarships take the form of partial tuition waivers. The waivers are awarded on the basis of a separate request, submitted as a part of the application for the Programme. The waivers are awarded upon an assessment of merit and demonstrable need.
Other scholarships may be available from the following sources:
- Rotary Foundation Fellowships may be available. Candidates should contact the Rotary Foundation within their district.
- Within the framework of bilateral cultural agreements concluded by Belgium or the Flemish Community, fellowships are offered to students in a number of countries. Interested students should inquire directly with the relevant Ministry in their home country or the Belgian Embassy.
The teaching staff includes specialised academics as well as experienced practitioners from the EU institutions. This, combined with the international student body and the proximity of the EU’s headquarters, makes for a truly enriching study experience.Steven Engels,
Economic Analyist European Commission