Requirements

The Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance is open to candidates who are willing to participate in the Programme in its entirety (in the one year or the two years options) or to participate only in specific individual modules of the programme.

The MEIG Programme brings together a group of well-educated and highly ambitious participants. To guarantee a low student to speaker ratio and an atmosphere that is conducive for learning as well as for close exchanges with the speakers, candidates have to fulfill a number of requirements.

The following requirements apply to candidates that would like to take part in the entire programme or in the individual modules:


Academic requirements

To be eligible, candidates must have received, or expect to receive by the summer prior to the start of the course, at least a Bachelor or a Master degree in international relations, economics, political sciences or law from a recognised University. There are no minimum requirement for grade point average but please note that the admission process is highly competitive. 

Candidates from other academic areas holding a Bachelor or Master degree or its recognized equivalent might be considered on a case-by-case basis. These candidates must submit an explanation for their interest to undertake the MEIG and provide assurances as to their former background in order to successfully complete the MEIG.


Language requirements

Candidates have to be fluent in written and spoken English. The following tests are recognized with a minimum of:

TOEFL Test of English as Foreign Language
Internet-test : 90 | Paper-test : 575 | Computer based test : 225

IELTS International English Language Testing System6.5

Cambridge English Qualification C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge EnglishProficiency, CPE): 180 – 199

– Cambridge English Qualification C2 (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced, CAE): 200-230

If the participant has English as mother tongue, had secondary or post-secondary qualifications taught in English, or spent a minimum of one year studying full time at university level in English, she/he must not provide a certificate to prove their mastery of English.


Professional Experience is not required but is an asset

The number of places available in the programme is limited to allow an inspiring atmosphere and direct exchanges within the group and with the speakers of the programme.

Candidates to the MEIG will have to submit their application along with all the required documentation via email at meig@unige.ch.

The Executive Committee of the programme may at any time require applicants to provide further information, in addition to the documents submitted as part of the application. An interview or a written test may supplement the admission procedure. 

The application procedure is different for the full programme and for the individual modules. For more detailed information, kindly visit the concerned pages.

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