2007 - 2017
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Societas Europaea

Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean Studies, Master

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)

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Learning and living the Mediterranean: Study in three countries, learn in two languages

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) - Mediterranean Studies is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world.

The Master programme prepares students for professional life. We are in close contact with international organisations, European institutions and other actors of the European political scene. High-ranking civil servants, diplomats and experts contribute to our teaching and acquaint the students with their daily work patterns in these organisations.

The programme is international, interdisciplinary and itinerant: Over the academic year students study in three different cities:

NICE (France), TUNIS (Tunisia) and ROME (Italy)

The one-year-programme (60 ECTS) is taught in English and French.
Teaching is structured in five modules.

  • Conflict Management and Peace Making
  • Sustainable Development and Globalisation
  • Regional Integration and Transformation
  • Mediterranean Politics and Societies
  • Professional Skills Workshops

The Mediterranean Studies programme is structured into three terms
The first term (October to January) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five modules (Conflict Management and Peace Making, Sustainable Development and Globalisation, Regional Integration and Transformation, Mediterranean Politics and Societies as well as Professional Skills Workshops). Studying in France helps students to analyse the Euro-Mediterranean relations and regional integration from a EU perspective. Mid-term exams will take place in December.

The second term (January to April) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Our co-operation partner, the Université Internationale de Tunis, is famous for its integration of international students in Tunisia. Thanks to our partner, the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), students will have access to the expertise and the library of one of the most renowned think tanks in the Maghreb. Researchers from the region will analyse transformation processes in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in times of globalisation. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the nobelpeace-prize winning country into a role model throughout the MENA region. For non-Arab speakers an Arab language course is compulsory.

A study trip to Istanbul will take place druing the 2nd or the 3rd term.

The programme concludes in Rome, Italy (April to July) where the courses are organised in cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), one of the leading European think tanks, and our long-term partner, the Sapienza University. Special focus will be given to Foreign Policy Analysis (EU, Russia, US, Iran), as well as migration, poverty and food security, including visits of relevant UN institutions. A workshop in Istanbul will deal with the changing EU-Turkey relations. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as they are free of obligations from mid-May to mid-June to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation in the “eternal city”, students become part of CIFE’s worldwide Alumni network.

Admission requirements

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies is a graduate programme, aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must give evidence of their good knowledge of English and French.

You can find more detailed information on the application procedure and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu.

You may also have a look at the programme flyer here.

For inquiries and application, please contact ie-ei@no-spamcife.eu.

The deadline for applications for the Master programme is 15 June 2017.

Tuition and scholarship funds

The tuition rate for the Mediterranean branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies is 8.900 €.This sum covers classes, the students’ accommodation in Tunis, the programme-related travel expenses, the study trip to Istanbul (travel costs and accommodation), the language course as well as access to local libraries. For a detailed account please have a look at our website.

A limited number of scholarships are awarded to particularly qualified candidates from the MENA region. The application form for scholarship funds is available on our website.
Students are only eligible to apply for the scholarship funds once they are accepted.


Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Institut européen-European Institute
81 rue de France
F-06000 Nice
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Information about the Mediterranean branch

Mlle Raluca Darau
Phone: 33(0)493 97 93 89
Email: euro-mediterranean-studies@no-spamcife.eu

For further information see the following website.
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Who we are

CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It is one out of six institutes of higher education in Europe which receive special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union.
The Institut européen·European Institute (IE·EI)  is a department of CIFE, offering Master programmes in European integration since 1964. Every year, students from all continents and a great variety of countries enroll in its programmes, which lead to a degree at Master level (EQF 7). Over 2000 students, coming from more than 100 countries, have graduated at CIFE. They now work as Senior officials in European institutions, policy officers within the UN framework, administrators, diplomats, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists, and academic experts.





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