How to apply?

The online application will guide you through the admission procedure. Applications are open twice a year, between September 1st and June 1st (for September enrollment, starting studies in Fall) and between July 15th and November 15th (for February enrollment, starting studies in Spring). Please make sure you choose the proper application. 


Admission procedure

To be accepted, the applicant must have completed secondary school with a graduation exam. Each application must include a cover letter in English (about 500 words); an essay in English on an international relations topic of the applicant’s choice (1,500 words); a transcript of previous education records; and proof of language competence at the B2 level (according to European Referential Framework of Languages standards).

The applications are processed and successful candidates from the first round are invited to a Skype interview.

Cover letter

Tell us why you would like to study in the program, what drives you to study International Relations and European Politics, what your experience with the field has been so far, and what makes you a prospective student. 


Choose a topic among global issues you wish to write about and compose an essay reflecting your view of the issue. Make sure to cite your sources and avoid any intended or unintended plagiarism. 

Transcript of records

Please supply us with official transcripts of your previous studies proving you have concluded or are about to conclude secondary education. In case you are applying from an existing university program please also include your university transcripts (screenshots suffice). 

Proof of language competence

A certificate or other form of proof attesting your command of English at level B2 or above. 

An official certificate is preferable (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, ACT, SAT, etc.) but can be substituted with other forms of proof. English competence will be assessed through other submitted materials and in the video interview.

Skype interview

Applicants who pass the first round are contacted through a scheduling app (Doodle) to set up a Skype interview with members of the admission committee. The Skype interview typically takes about 20 minutes and is intended to clarify whether the applicant fits the program and whether the program is a fit for the applicant. 

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