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Admission

Requirements

 

  • An above-average higher education degree (minimum Bachelor) from a German or foreign academic higher education institution, preferably in law, economics, or political science, with at least 180 credit points (CPs) according to the ECTS system

  • Proof of very good verbal and written English skills 

  • Relevant work experience of 1 to 2 years (students who in their undergraduate studies obtained 240 ECTS points require 1 year, students who have obtained 180 ECTS points require proof of 2 years work experience)

Tuition Fee

 

The tuition fee for the entire study course is € 6,500.

The tuition fee covers all courses, field trips, reading materials and the services of the Career Development Program. Living and housing costs must be covered by the individual. ZEI does not provide financial funding to cover the tuition fee or living and housing costs.

Please note that you will be asked to transfer the entire tuition fee within one month after having been selected for the program.

 

Application

Application documents


    The application period is open and closes on the 15th of March 2018



  • Statement of motivation, answering the following questions (1 page):

    * Why are you applying?
    * What are your career goals?
    * What are your qualifications?
    * Why did you choose ZEI’s MES program?
    * What do you expect from the program?

 

  • Copy of graduate certificate and academic transcript


ZEI accepts documents in English, German and French only. Please submit a certified translation if necessary. Applicants who graduate shortly before the program begins may submit their diploma at a later date.

Please note: access to the program is only possible after the submission of a transcript and a diploma.

 

  • Certification of fluency in English


ZEI accepts TOEFL and IELTS (or equivalent, at least Level C 1 from the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages)

Native-speakers will automatically be considered proficient in their respective language.

Proof of proficiency in English will be deemed fulfilled if the applicant completed a regular course of studies of at least two semesters in an English-language course of studies or at an institution of higher education in an English-speaking country, as long as the course of studies was held predominantly in English.

 

  • Reference from employer or internship confirmation

We require evidence of your work experience of either 1 or 2 years (see above). For this, we require a letter from your employer or a reference which states when you were employed and in which role.

 

Please note: ZEI can only consider complete applications. Documents will not be returned. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Submitting your application

Applications can be sent by post or via email. Please note that if submitting via email we still require you to post a hard copy of the completed application form and your curriculum vitae in order for your application to be complete.

Application via Email:
Please assemble all the required application documents into one PDF-file (maximum size: 20 MB) and send it in one single e-mail to europeanstudies.zei@uni-bonn.de 


The name of the PDF-file and the subject of the e-mail should contain your name in the following way:
   Lastname, Firstname_Application 2018  (Smith, John_Application2018)


For help merging the documents in the given order and compressing your documents to this size, please see the following guides: a PDFMerge application and a wiki how-to-guide on reducing PDF file sizes.

The documents should be sorted in this order:
1.    Application form
2.    Curriculum Vitae
3.    Motivation letter
4.    Copy of graduate certificate and academic transcript
5.    Certification of fluency in English
6.    Reference from employer or internship confirmation


A hard copy of the completed application form and your curriculum vitae must still be sent via post in order for your application to be complete. 

Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation
Center for European Integration Studies
Genscherallee 3
53113 Bonn
GERMANY
 

Application via Post:
Please submit your complete application to:

Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation
Center for European Integration Studies
Genscherallee 3
53113 Bonn
GERMANY

 

Selection Process   

 

March 15:  Deadline for submission of applications (postmark).

 

by mid-May: Candidates will be notified about the decision of ZEI’s admission’s board via post or email. Candidates who have been selected for the waiting list will still have the chance to be selected and invited for a place in ZEI's Master program during summer, if candidates who have been selected in the first selection round withdraw their applications.

 

by end-July: Closure of the selection procedure and final notification.

 

 



 

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