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Timeline — applications

15 October 2020
Online applications open 
26 February 2021: application deadline
Candidates must provide all supporting documents and reference letters
1 March - 15 April 2021: selection
Comparative review of candidates' files
16 April 2021 onwards: notification 
Candidates are notified regarding admission    
3 May 2021: enrolment deadline 
Deadline to confirm enrolment and registration with payment of the tuition fee deposit
31 May 2021: first year tuition fee (non EU-citizens)  
First year tuition fees balance 
30 June 2021: first year tution fee (EU-citizens)
First year tuition fees balance
End of August/ Early September 2021  
On-campus registration

The applicants for the master programme must have obtained, or be in process of obtaining, an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, of at least 180 ECTS credits) before the commencement date of the programme.

Under no circumstances may a student be registered on the Master-of-Arts in Transnational Governance and another academic programme at the same time, unless a specific joint degree programme exists between the EUI and that university or institution.

All candidates must secure at minimum a B2 level of English proficiency.


Type of Certificate

Minimum test score considered equivalent to level B2 of the CEFR by the STG

IELTS Academic

Overall score from 6.5

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Grade B (overall score from 175)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Grade A, B, C

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Grade A, B, C


Overall score from 91

PTE Academic

Overall score from 62

All applications must be submitted in electronic format via the interactive online application form. All applications must be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

▪      Application Form;

▪      Curriculum vitae

▪      Copy of the Degree(s) diploma

▪      Copy of a Transcript of records

▪      Statement of purpose

▪      English international language certificate (if applicable)

▪      Copy of an identity document 

If the applicant holds dual nationality, s/he should attach the copy of a second passport/ID card proving the second nationality. 

▪      Other qualifications supported by a certificate (if applicable)

▪      2 Letters of reference

▪      Candidates' Video presentation to be submitted online and serving the purpose of enabling the Selection Committee to develop a more accurate judgement of the candidate with regard to scholarly knowledge, academic interest, and experience and language skills.


During the selection procedure, the Selection Committee will assess the following elements:

▪      Academic record: Cumulative Grade-point Average / Grade Trends 

▪      Academic and non-academic experience: Education Background, Life Experiences, Leadership Roles, Community Service and/or Civic Engagement

▪      Individual attributes: Intellectual Curiosity, Leadership Skills, Languages Spoken

▪      Overall compatibility level and potential for success within the learning environment of the School of Transnational Governance 

The Selection Committee will base its work on the documentation submitted by the candidates and will assess merit for admission and access to any of the STG support opportunities as viewed in the context of the candidate’s academic and personal circumstances.

The selection process takes place in three consecutive stages:

Stage I: Pre-screening

At the first stage, the candidatures are pre-screened for technical compliance. Only the complete files progress to the second stage.

Stage II: Screening and selection

The second stage covers the comparative review of the candidates’ files. The Selection Committee reserves the right to request additional information and/or documentation as well as to solicit an interview with the candidates whose assessment require further clarification. In such case, the candidates will be informed on the period for submitting the required items as well as all relevant data on the interview.

Stage III: Post-selection procedures

Upon the completion of comparative review, the Selection Committee will deliver their decision on admission.

Depending on the outcome of the selection procedure, the STG Admissions Officer may provide the candidate with:

▪      a place offer for the beneficiaries of one of the STG support opportunities,

▪      a provisional place offer whose validation is contingent on completion of financial requirements,

▪      a conditional place offer (final or provisional) whose validation is contingent on completion of degree requirements, or

▪      a rejection letter.

The selected candidates must confirm acceptance of their offer and complete the financial requirements (if applicable) within a 30-day period upon receipt of the written notification from the STG Admissions Officer.


More questions?

 If you have specific questions pertaining to the admissions process, contact our Admissions Officer, Adrian Pop at [email protected]