Apply to a Masters programme

All applicants to the College of Europe must hold a relevant university degree. Admission to the College of Europe requires either a Bologna Master's degree, or a pre-Bologna equivalent degree, or a final university degree and at least 240 ECTS credits acquired in the course of one's university studies. Holders of a Bachelor degree are also eligible provided they demonstrate strong qualification in relation to the academic programme for which they apply.
Equivalence will be determined on the basis of objective criteria.

Candidates must submit a formal application for admission, which consists of an online application.
A printed copy of the application and the supporting documents must be sent by postal mail to the selection committee in the candidate's country or region, before the closing date (normally 15th of January)Please check selection committees / scholarships for extended/other deadlines.

A copy of the entire application must also be sent to the Admissions Office of the College of Europe:

Admissions Office
College of Europe
Dijver 11
BE-8000 Brugge
Belgium

Please note that the postmark is taken as proof for the file sent directly to the College of Europe.  Candidates should check if the postmark counts as proof for the national committee as well.


Students who do not apply for a scholarship must also send their application to both their selection committee and the Admissions Office of the College of Europe. If there is no local selection committee, the application should be sent to the Admissions Office of the College of Europe only.

Before filling in the online application form, please read the explanatory note concerning applications for admission to the College of Europe.

After the deadline, the applications are evaluated and the preselection of all candidates is made by the selection committee in collaboration with the College of Europe on the basis of the documents in the application. Preselected candidates are invited for an interview with the national committee. In most cases, a representative of the College participates in these interviews. If there is no local selection committee, preselected candidates are invited for an interview with the College directly.

The decision to admit a candidate is taken by the selection committee and by the College after the interview.

Please note that applications for admission are valid for one academic year only.