European University Institute-School of Transnational Governance

European University Institute School of Transnational

European University Institute School of Transnational Governance

Location: Florence, Italy

Deadline: January 15, 2020 (early application); March 15, 2020 (regular application)

Details: The Master-of-Arts in Transnational Governance (MTnG) is the first of its kind, tailor-made to educate and train a new breed of policy leader able to navigate the unprecedented issues our world will face during the next decade and beyond.  Complex forces at play in today’s governance frameworks are now the rule, rather than the exception – a multiplicity of issue-areas and actors, whether public or private, local or international, governmental or NGO.

The programme is designed to examine the most pressing policy issues of our time through an interdisciplinary lens, transcending the limits of a single country or region by bringing together perspectives from political science, sociology, economics, law, history and business/technology.

Built upon a uniquely analytical approach that considers the broader impact of governing beyond nation states, students learn not only which policy tools to consider, but how best to combine and orchestrate these tools in order to design effective transnational policies that are outcome-driven.

Both modular and flexible, the core curriculum is designed to examine key transnational themes such as migration, climate change, gender governance, digital policy, trade and finance, and peace and security, to name a few.

Degree type: Masters of Art in Transnational Governance


  • Early- or mid-career professionals (e.g. in politics, civil service, media and non-governmental organisations), able to demonstrate both professional experience and potential for future excellence in the policy sphere.
  • Genuinely engaged individuals involved in policy issues, especially those related to transnational governance.
  • Self-motivated, able to present a clear work plan for the fellowship to show what the applicant will achieve and how this work will have a ‘multiplier’ impact after the fellowship.
  • Curious and engaged contributors.Fellows are expected to be part of the EUI community on a daily basis and to participate in peer discussions on topics which may be beyond their expertise.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

The fellowship is open to applications from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality. EU citizenship is not required. There is no maximum or minimum age limit.

Can I apply if I don’t have a background in the social sciences?

Yes you can! Previous studies in political and social sciences, law and economics provide the strongest foundation to attend the programme. However, the MTnG has a strong interdisciplinary component and seeks to enrol students with diverse backgrounds. Please write a clear statement in your motivation letter stating why you want to attend the programme.


STG offers financial support through scholarships (covering tuition fees and living costs) and a tuition fee waiver scheme (full and partial). Students needing financial support are encouraged to apply early.

Required documents

Before starting their online submission, candidates should prepare the required documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages, providing a comprehensive overview of recent educational and professional achievements)
  • Copy of a valid identity document (such as passport or ID card). Candidates with dual nationality should attach the copy of the second passport/ID card.
  • Copy of the degree(s) diploma. Documents must be in the original language and officially translated into English. Diplomas that have yet to be issued should be sent by email as soon as they are available;
  • Copy of a degree(s) transcript issued by the university listing the exams / courses taken, grades / marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result. Should the official transcript be in any language other than English, the original official transcript should be provided together with a translation of the transcript into English visibly certified by a professional translator, the institution that issued the transcript or an authorised notary. Hard copies are not required until after acceptance into the Master programme;
  • Statement of purpose (max 600 words explaining the candidate’s motivation for pursuing a Master of Arts in Transnational Governance);
  • International English language certificate (see Language Requirements);
  • Additional professional certifications (if applicable)

Please note that by submitting their application, applicants agree that the EUI may verify the authenticity of the certificates provided (degree transcripts, language certificates and others) with the competent issuing authorities.

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