The deadline for application is 1st April
Please apply directly to Utrecht University.

Only applicants who meet all the admission requirements and are highly motivated will be admitted to the Programme. Please note that only 25 to 30 students can be selected to the programme.

Application procedure
  • October 2019 - March 2020

    Fill in application form

    You can apply for the master programme European Governance with this application form (available from 1 October).

    You will be asked if you prefer to start in Brno, Dublin or Konstanz for your first master year. 

  • December 2019 - March 2020

    Upload required documents

    The required documents must be uploaded in an online system, which will be available in December.

  • 1st April

    Closing date

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 April.

  • April 2020 - May 2020

    Selection process
  • May 2020


    You will receive the decision of selection in May.

Entry Requirements
  • Applications for admission to the double-degree Master's Programme in European Governance will be welcomed from candidates with a BSc or BA in disciplines such as Social Studies, Law, Economics, Governance and Organisational Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, International Relations or European Studies, and who can demonstrate a previous interest in European issues.
  • Previous degree: The minimum requirement for admission is a Dutch, German, Irish or Czech Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields (or international equivalent).
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum score in an English-language proficiency test, as follows:
    • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6.0 for writing.
    • TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93, institutional scores are not accepted (the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062).
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a score of 176 and at least 169 for writing.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a score of 180 and at least 169 for writing.

      Students are considered to be proficient in English and do not need to provide an English language test score if they are native English speakers or hold a university degree from an English-speaking country.
Required documents
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words), outlining the applicant’s intellectual history and presenting his/her motivation in applying to this program
  • two letters of recommendation
  • academic records of the applicant (a copy of bachelor diploma or equivalent, a copy of the final transcript – record of courses and grades)
  • English Language test
Selection process
  • Selection will be made by a Joint Selection Committee from the participating universities.
  • Joint Selection Committee evaluates the above mentioned documents. Maximum of 100 points with the passing level being set at 60 points.
  • An interview at one of the participating universities may form part of the selection procedure. The interview, if required, will be held at the university most convenient to the applicant.

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