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Master MEIS – European and International Studies

The European and International Studies program from University of Trento is the fruit of a close collaboration between the Departments of Economics and Management, Sociology and Social Research, Humanities, and the Faculty of Law.

The multidisciplinary organization of MEIS enables students to develop a deeper and broader understanding of the transformations taking place in the European and international contexts. MEIS is based on a mixture of teaching methods, which is believed to be the best balance to merge a thorough understanding of theoretical issues with the ability to apply them in real-life situations.

The international environment of the University of Trento fosters a stimulating learning environment. The School regularly organizes conferences, debates, careers talks, and fairs, along with a lively series of guest lectures and seminars held by academics of international standing and professionals working in distinguished international organizations.

Quick facts

Degree awarded Two-year Master’s – “Laurea Magistrale” – in European and International Studies
Workload The total workload for each student is 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
Duration 2 years full-time
Intake September each year
Fees and funding
(approximate rate)
EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit);
Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)
Location TrentoItaly

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Career opportunities

The Master’s Degree in European and International Studies prepares students for careers both in the public and the private sectors.

Graduates will be qualified:

  • To hold positions of responsibility within national and international institutions engaged in European and international affairs and private enterprises operating in international markets;
  • To work for governmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in areas such as human rights, environmental protection, institution-building, project management, etc.;
  • To hold positions as analysts, advisors, and consultants in private and public companies;
  • To enter the diplomatic service.

For those intending to continue their studies, the MEIS provides a solid basis for admission to Ph.D. programs in International Studies in disciplines relating to economics, history, law, and political and social sciences.

Former MEIS students have gone on to rewarding careers as young diplomats, policy advisors, consultants, project coordinators, researchers, and the like, or have been admitted to prestigious Ph.D. and Advanced Master’s programs in Europe and North America. The Alumni of the MEIS and of the Ph.D. program in International Studies constitute a dynamic network of professional contacts.


Application deadlines
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  • March for NON-EU citizens permanently living
  • June for EU students and NON EU students living in Italy


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) including at least 60 ECTS from at least two of the following discipline areas: Economics, History, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, Sociology or Foreign Languages;
  • English at B2+ level (upper-intermediate) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • Basic knowledge of a second foreign language among the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German.

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