Admission 

Candidates for the Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation must fulfill the admission requirements and submit a completed application before the deadline. 

NEW !! ---ZEI is now accepting applications for "Class 2023" on a rolling basis!

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to join the program.

  • 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 (C1)
  • 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)

Application Process

  1. Application form 2022/2023
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  2. Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass CV)
  3. Statement of motivation, answering the following questions (1 page max):
    Why are you applying?
    What are your career goals?
    What are your qualifications?
    Why did you choose ZEI’s MES program?
  4. 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.
  5. 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 languages.
    Proof of proficiency in English will be deemed fulfilled if the applicant has 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.
  6. Reference from employer or internship confirmation
    We require evidence of your work experience of either 1 or 2 years (see admission requirements above). For this, we require a letter from your employer or a reference which states when you were employed and in which role.
  7. Copy of your passport

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

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 2021 (Smith, John_Application2021)

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

7. Copy of your passport


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

January 15: There is an early admission round for complete applications handed in by January 15 (postmark).

Applications from candidates who are not successful in the early admission round will be reviewed again with all other applications in the main admission round after March 15, 2021. Those applying in the early admission round will be notified about the decision of ZEI's admission's board by late February via post or email.

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

April: 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 rounds withdraw their applications.

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

Any questions?

Should you have questions about the admission requirements or application process please get in touch with our Managing Director Liska Wittenberg and she will be happy to answer your questions. 

Liska Wittenberg
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Liska Wittenberg

Email: wittenberg@uni-bonn.de
Phone: +49-(0)228 / 73-1766

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