Considering EU studies?
Check out our Advanced Master in Brussels

Information on COVID-19. In line with the latest instructions issued by the Belgian government and our university (the VUB), we moved our teaching from the classroom to entirely online until further notice for the current year (2020-2021), and our students have been able to continue to benefit from an excellent learning environment, facilitated by trained teachers and a solid learning platform. We continuously fine-tune our online education infrastructure and services, so that students can flexibly – and safely – get the most out of their ‘Euromaster’ experience. Please note that for the 2021-22 academic year, we are accepting applications as usual. Considering the vigilant actions by the federal, regional and local governments in Belgium, including the vaccination plan that is in full swing, we are planning for the scenario that we will be able to welcome you, our students, in our classrooms next September for a full on-site, Brussels experience. We are, however, also fully prepared for other options, should the circumstances so require. (Last updated 13 January 2021).

The EU is undergoing one of the most turbulent times in its history. Numerous crises are challenging the EU’s integration process. Brexit is giving a whole new perspective on the notion of ‘integration’. Would you like to learn more?

Here at the IES, we are able to offer you privileged insights on these unique developments, right at the heart of the policy action - in Brussels. Our Advanced Master in European Integration programme ('EuroMaster') first provides a solid interdisciplinary basis on the European integration process, and then allows the students to focus on any two of the following central EU policy fields: economy, migration, environment and external relations and security. Our courses are optimal for international students and professionals, as they are taught in English in the evenings, by a staff that mixes top academics with high-level EU practitioners.

Classes after working hours enable both full-time students
and professionals to attend the lectures.

The programme gave me a broader understanding of the pros and cons of the European Integration and the complexity of the decision making process.Y. Ilieva - Parliamentary Assistant
Euromaster Class of 2014

Karel De Gucht, IES President and Former EU Trade Commissioner


Boost your career!

This Advanced Master programme taught at the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) prepares you for demanding international careers.

An evening programme

The demanding, carefully designed, programme allows students to combine studies and professional activities. EuroMaster classes are organised in the evenings and can be followed over a period of one or two years.

Dedicated staff

The faculty members of this Advanced Master programme are all experienced teachers with extensive academic credentials. Several faculty members are high level EU officials and add a strong practitioners' perspective.

Class Size

Limited class size ensures high interaction amongst students and professors - a bond that lasts. The alumni and professors offer a unique global network that will help you in your future career.