Master of European Studies (University of Leuven)


Dear Colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to our interdisciplinary and international Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES), which we offer at the University of Leuven in Belgium. We would be grateful if you could pass on the information about the MAES programme to your students.

Our programme offers five specialised modules – ‘European History, Diversity and Culture’, ‘EU External Relations’, ‘Globalising Europe’, ‘Europe-Asia’, and a completely new module on ‘Russia, Wider Europe and the EU’. Fully taught in English, it builds on the expertise of professors from the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Law and Economics. Together with a wide range of elective courses, these modules allow students to tailor their academic profile according to their own personal background and career goals.

The University of Leuven has been ranked 40th worldwide and 5th in the continental Europe by the Times Higher Education Survey in 2016/2017, reflecting KU Leuven’s position as one of Europe’s most prestigious and resourceful universities. KU Leuven is also the most innovative university in Europe according to the new Reuters ranking, which ensures state of the art education and research-based teaching are offered to all students.

During their studies in Leuven, students can take advantage of the many guest lectures of high-ranked European diplomats and officials (such as that of former European Council President Van Rompuy), of the visits to the European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, and of excursions to the World War I battlefields and the historical cities of Flanders.

While the internationalisation of the MAES programme is already reflected in the nearly 40 nationalities represented in our student group each year, we would be very pleased to welcome more Eastern European students in particular. KU Leuven invites excellent students to apply for Master Minds Scholarship to study in the Master of European Studies. Furthermore, your students may also be interested in our Europe Inside Out Summer School.

More information on the MAES programme, scholarships and the attractive tuition fees (an annual fee of € 3.500 for non-EU/EEA students, reflecting the Flemish government’s strong financial support to higher education) can be found on our website:  We thank you in advance for bringing our Master in European Studies to the attention of your students.

With kind regards,

Prof. Stephan Keukeleire, Director / Jean Monnet Professor
Prof. Patrick Pasture, Co-Director
Dr. Kolja Raube, Programme Coordinator
Dr. Gustavo Müller, Postdoctoral Assistant
MA Irina Petrova, Teaching Assistant

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