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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

European Studies (Trinational "Europa Μastеr")

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Global & European Studies, Political Science
No. of places
English & other language
Winter semester: 15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
If you apply with international certificates, you will be informed in your letter of admission whether you are subject to a fее.

Course Description

The “Europa Master”, a consecutive 4-semester M. A. program that will be certified in all three participating countries. It is the first genuinely trinational study program at JGU Mainz, and the only trinational M. A. in European Studies currently offered in Germany: Participants study the first semester in Opole (Poland), the second semester in Mainz (Germany), and the third semester in Dijon (France). Only for the final semester, dedicated to a compulsory internship, the writing of a master´s thesis, and the final exam, participants separate, depending on where they do the internship, thesis and exam. Upon the successful completion of the M. A. program, graduates receive the respective national degrees from all three partner universities.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in political science, law, economics, media studies or communication studies, sociology, history or philosophy or in cultural studies. The qualification must demonstrate that the applicant has acquired at least 65 CP in political science or law.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two-third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline. Please note, however, that you have to provide proof of 180 credit points at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and at the University of Opole by October 1st, in order to be able to register successfully for the respective winter semester in the first semester and thus to start the Master European Studiеs.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 5.5
min 213
min 79
min 550
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a certificate showing successful completion of at least 4 years of English lessons at school with a final grade of at least 'satisfactory', a university entrance qualification acquired from an English-speaking institute of higher education, or a degree in an English language subject. The date of the test may not be more than three years prior to the date of the end of the admissions period. French language skills at least level B2 must be documented in the form of a corresponding certificate or a final grade of 'adequate' or 5 points awarded on completion of a four-year course of study at school. If at time of submission of the application, the applicant can demonstrate that they have French language skills at level B1 documented in the form of a corresponding certificate or a grade of at least 'adequate' or 5 points awarded on completion of a three-year course of study at school, they will be required to demonstrate that they have reached level B2, at the latest, on commencement of their third semester by submitting a corresponding certificate or by successfully passing a language admissions test set by the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. Students will otherwise be unable to continue on the program and their admission will be canceled. Prior knowledge of Polish or German is not required for the Europa Master.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
directly at University
Application Fee:



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Further Information

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