Profil d'Etudiant & Carrière

​The Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs programme targets talented young professionals with a minimum of four years of university study and some professional experience in relevant domains. Candidates are expected to apply to the partner institution where they wish to spend the first year.

The language of instruction in the programme is English, but students are required to be proficient in another language.  The College of Europe offers courses taught in French, which students with a sufficient knowledge of the language may follow. However, students may meet the graduation requirements for the MATA by demonstrating proficiency in any second language (including their native language). At the end of their studies, graduates are awarded a fully recognized and accredited joint degree and become part of extensive alumni networks at both institutions, enabling the development of transatlantic contacts.

Graduates of the two institutions have attained high-level positions as officials in international organizations (European Union, NATO, United Nations), as well as within national public sectors as diplomats or officials in ministries and agencies. Additionally, graduates have held leadership positions in the private sector as managers or consultants in corporations, consultancies and law firms or in civil society working in numerous capacities for non-profit organizations. Other graduates have worked as policy analysts in think tanks or have gone on to pursue academic careers.

Graduates of the MATA programme integrate the extensive alumni networks of both the College of Europe and The Fletcher School.


“MATA programme broadens your horizons, it makes you question what you have learned, allows you to meet extraordinary people that enrich not only ones academic profile but also one’s personal life.” – Michael TEODORI, MATA 2019, Italy

“MATA is unique for many different reasons. Both schools are renown in Europe and in the USA. The programme attracts many international students, people willing to step out of their comfort zones and bring their diverse experiences into the classroom. Professionally speaking, it is a chance to open yourself to the alumni communities of both institutions.” – Laura SCHIEMICHEN, MATA 2019, Germany/United States

“The uniqueness of the MATA degree programme is the primary reason I was drawn to The Fletcher School. As I was choosing a graduate programme, most of my options had strong brand names and extensive alumni networks, but only one seemed tailor-made for my preferences.” - Colin WALL, MATA 2019, United States